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PIERRE BONNARD—A COLORIST THRILLED BY WORLDS LACKING COLOR

A plaza at sunset, and the starlings fill the skies with their inventive motions. The populace discovers a Paris few of us know. Bonnard’s subdued lithograph intends to be savored for a long time. Don’t rush away, or you’ll miss … Continue reading

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OLD GRAPHICS, SURPRISINGLY YOUNG

Thank you for celebrating with us  our One-Hundredth I Desire Vintage Poster blog! We’ll take a look at graphics a hundred years old (and then some). Though they’ve been around quite a while, these works are far from obsolete. Here … Continue reading

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RENÉ VINCENT—A DECO ARTIST WITH A DIFFERENCE!

One of the most prolific and accomplished French graphic designers of the art deco era (1910-1940) was René Vincent (1879-1936). What I like most about his work is its rootedness in bodies and objects of palpable heft, in contrast to … Continue reading

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PIERRE BONNARD AND THE BELLE EPOQUE

Not terribly unlike the situation for daring artists today, attempting to garner a critical mass of enthusiasts from out of a populace rabid for dubious sensations, Pierre Bonnard found himself on a slippery slope.

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Belle Epoque and Art Deco and Something Else

Two magnificent posters are in view today (over and above the two great works above, introducing the stars of the day), each celebrating the good life in vastly differing ways. We could leave the pairing as merely consisting of Belle … Continue reading

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