Current Location:
Shelf 1C (PDC) -> French Print Collection Box 02
Location Notes:
PDC; Section 1; Shelf C; French Print Collection Box 02

Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay ➔ Petit solfège illustré

Artwork
Medium:
Illustrated Book
Date:
1893
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8.375 in Width: 11.375 in
Description:
Childrens songbook illustrated lithographs by Bonnard. Brown cover with blade text and image.
Historical Context:
Claude Terrasse was a 19th-century French piano and voice teacher who was known for composing the scores of several popular French operettas, the precursor to the modern musical comedy. His most popular score was for the play "Ubu Roi (Ubu the King)", written by Alfred Jarry in 1896, which satirically wove the themes of greed and power into a comedic representation of the lofty bourgeois society. The play was thought to have inspired subsequent styles of theatre such as the French "Theatre of the Absurd", plays of absurd fiction popular in the late 1960s, and surrealism in theatrical production, such as was implemented by Salvador Dalí in the 1900s.