21 de febr. 2016

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen was born in 1859 Lausanne, where he studied literature at the academy. Later he did an internship with a textile printer in Mulhouse. In 1878 Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen went to Paris, where he initially earned a living as a technical draftsman. In 1883 Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen moved to the artists' neighborhood of Montmartre, where he met and made friends with artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Aristide Bruant, Vallaton and Alphone Allais. At that time, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen worked as a draftsman and illustrator for the papers "Le Chat Noir" and "Le Mirliton".In 1884 he held his first exhibition at La Bodinière. In 1885 Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen drew the first of his famous posters: a poster for the Hotel de Paris in Trouville sur Mer.Posters for La Compagnie Francaise, the Cabarét Le Chat Noir and many others followed. In 1911 Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen founded the paper "Les Humorists" together with Forain and Léandre and worked as a book illustrator. From 1893 he exhibited his works at the Salon des Indépendants and later regularly held exhibitions at the Salon des Humoristes. Politically opposed to the war, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen drew numerous posters against World War I.Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen died in Paris in 1923.






Un de les meves feines més laborioses ha estat sempre la còpia de cartells noucentistes. L'autor que sempre he idealitzat com a màxim representant del cartellisme és Steilen. Fa uns anys vaig reproduir el que va fer per a la clínica Cheron. 

Ramon Casas i Carbó ; 4 January 1866 – 29 February 1932) was a Catalan Spanish artist. Living through a turbulent time in the history of his native Barcelona, he was known as a portraitist, sketching and painting the intellectual, economic, and political elite of Barcelona, ParisMadrid, and beyond; he was also known for his paintings of crowd scenes ranging from the audience at a bullfight to the assembly for an execution to rioters in the Barcelona streets. Also a graphic designer, his posters and postcards helped to define the Catalan art movement known as modernisme.
A la mateixa época vaig pinta un fresc reproduint la portada de la revista pel i ploma del nostre Casas 



Alfons Maria Mucha ; 24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.
També vaig reproduir en fusta un autèntic dibuix de Mucha, dels millor cartellistas que hi han hagut.


Joan