Related Objects
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 1st Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 1st Floor; Rm. 1012, south wall

Les Affiches Illustrées (Illustrated Posters)

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.75.17
Artist:
Jules Chéret
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 8.5 in
Description:
Woman with red hair and gold dress holding portfolio. Blue in the background. Title arching above the woman. Original 2008.487.157.
Historical Context:
Jules Chéret was a French painter and lithographer who specialized in "Belle Époque" poster art, a style considered to be the precursor to the modern poster. He studied lithography in London, and, upon moving to Paris, became a prolific advertisement artist for cabarets, music halls and theaters. His unique style drew artistic elements from the 18th-century Rococo style, and business eventually expanded to festivals, beverages and liquors, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products and railroad companies, to name a few. In addition, his spirited, joyful and elegant representations of women broke the traditional "puritan or prostitute" model of women in art, marking him as "the father of women's liberation".

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
French
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