Spectacle and Leisure in Paris

Spectacle and Leisure in Paris

Degas to Mucha

Paperback - 2017
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Through the lens of seven scholars, this book examines fine art and commercial design as they both reflected and helped create the vibrant culture of public spectacle in late nineteenth-century Paris. Posters and prints circulated across the city, as the new art form of cinema flourished, all part of a diverse urban climate of leisure that was particularly French. These rich visual materials served to promote the careers and talents of such celebrities as Jane Avril, Lo#65533;e Fuller, and Sarah Bernhardt. Alphonse Mucha and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec developed the potential of color lithography to meet the demands of these stars, while fine artists ranging from Edgar Degas and #65533;douard Manet to Pablo Picasso and #65533;douard Vuillard focused on such spectacles as the racetrack, ballet, caf#65533;-concert, theater, and opera, asserting them as defining elements of Parisian modernity in this image-saturated milieu.
Publisher: [St. Louis, Missouri] : Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, [2017]
ISBN: 9780936316437
Branch Call Number: 709.4409034
Characteristics: 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm


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