C1886

Oeuvres de Rabelais

Artist:

Jules Cheret (1836 - 1932)

Small poster advertising François Rabelais art works. Rabelais was a betweenwas a French Renaissance writer, physician, humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. Because of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Oeuvres de Rabelais

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Jules Cheret (1836 - 1932)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 222mm
AUTHENTICITY
Oeuvres de Rabelais - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Small poster advertising François Rabelais art works.

Rabelais was a betweenwas a French Renaissance writer, physician, humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics consider him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing. His literary legacy is such that today, the word Rabelaisian has been coined as a descriptive inspired by his work and life.

Artist:

Jules Cheret (1836-1932) 

French painter and lithographer who became known as a master of Belle Époque poster art and is recognised as the ‘father of the modern poster.’

Born in Paris to a poor but creative family of artisans. At the of age thirteen, he began a three-year apprenticeship with a lithographer and then his interest in painting led him to take an art course at the Ecole Nationale de Dessin. From 1859 to 1866, he trained in lithography in London and on returning to France, created vivid poster ads for the cabarets, music halls, and theatres such as the Eldorado, the Olympia, the Folies BergereTheatre de l’Opera, the Alcazar d’Ete and the Moulin Rouge.

In 1895, Cheret created the series Maitres de l’Affiche, a collection of reduced posters of ninety-seven Parisian artists. This series was pivotal in the reassessment of posters being seen as merely advertising works but viewed for the first time as works of art. His success inspired an industry that saw the emergence of a new generation of poster designers and painters such as Charles Gesmar and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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