Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> Concourse (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; LL., between Print rm. 006 and Elevators

'Tournée du Chat Noir, 1896 (The Touring of The Black Cat)' by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.194.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
circa 2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 50 in Width: 35 in
Description:
Poster of famous Tournee du Chat Noir ad. Black cat sitting on red table cloth. Words at right of cat.
Historical Context:
"Le Chat Noir" was a 19th-century cabaret written by artist Rodolphe Salis. It opened in 1881 in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris (84 Boulevard Rouchechouart), and closed in 1897. Its imitators have included cabarets from St. Petersburg (The Stray Dog) to Barcelona (Els Quatre Gats). The poster itself was designed by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, who was born in Switzerland where he studied art at Lausanne and later became active as a textile designer in Mulhause. Later, in Paris, he illustrated many journals, including "Mirliton", "Assiette au Beurre", "Chat Noir", and "Gil Blas".

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
posters