Posted 4 years ago
L'Estampe Moderne [1897-1899] provides the poster collector with a great opportunity to study the lives of the common people at the time La Belle Epoque [represented above all by Jules Cheret] and Art Nouveau were jointly all the rage.
I have deliberately chosen to focus on portraits of workers, family scenes and landscapes, that I feel are missing when discussing the artistic manifestations at the turn of the 19th. Century. Here is a small sample [and paper can be stored flat, unlikeee glass!]
1. Francois Guiget, La lampe, 1899
2. Jules-Gustave Besson. Au Pays Noir [English Black Country],1898.
3. Jacques Balseilhac, La soupér a la Chambrée,1898.
4, Ferdinand Luigini. La servante, 1899