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The Golden Age of Graphic Arts: French Posters from 1890-1930

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The decades around the turn of the 20th century are often referred to as the “Golden Age” of Graphic Arts. Posters and other mass-produced images used commercially were in high demand as the Industrial Revolution was in full swing and advertising for products, entertainment and leisure activities joined it. French artist and designers such as Jules Cheret, Henry Meunier, Maurice Dufresne and others created Art Nouveau and Art Deco-inspired graphic designs that have become icons of late 19th/early 20thcentury style The Museum of Arts and Sciences has some fine examples of these original designs bridging the eras from the Belle Epoque to the Roaring Twenties and bring them together in a celebration of the heyday of European graphic design. Open December 4, 2021 through January 9, 2022 at Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) during regular operating hours.

Image Credit: Henri Private-Livemont, French, 1861-1936, Absinthe Robette, 1896. Lithograph, Gift of Davidson Gallery. 90.15.001

 

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