Thursday, March 18, 2010

George Barbier

George Barbier was a leading painter and illustrator of art deco era. His work was published on Gazette du Bon Ton, most influential fashion magazine of its time, virtually defining many of the new trends in fashion during the dynamic period from 1912-1925. His style was known by vivid colors and percise outlines. Each of his illustration looks like a beautiful scene from a movie, surrounded by wealth and lavish fashion. I can't get enough of these!
 
Chez La Marchande de Pavots
From the large format album "Le Bonheur du Jour, ou Les Graces a la Mode" assembled and published by Jules Meynial, 1924
 
La Paresse (Laziness)
from Falbalas & Fanfreluches (1925 - The Seven Deadly Sins series)
I guess this is what Parisians in the 20s liked to do, stay home and smoke opium. haha

 
La Fontaine De Coquillages 
Gazette du Bon Ton (March 1914 edition No.3, Plate 27). This image shows the Emerging New Woman in the forefront of the New Age, with the traditional in the background, left behind. The theatrical head dress and pearl accessories foreshadow classic 1920's Art deco style.
Mlle. Sorel au Bal du Grand Prix
from Falbalas & Fanfreluches (published in 1924) - George Barbier's tour de force for Meynial of Paris and one of his homages to Cecile Sorel, a highly popular actress and performer of the time. This series of illustrated almanacs was produced from 1922 to 1926 only and depicted life in the fashion, social and artistic capital of the early inter-war years.
 Les Columbes Familieres 
from La Guirlande d'Art published in Paris from 1919 to 1920
 Les Belles Sauvagettes de 1920
From the large format album "Le Bonheur du Jour, ou Les Graces a la Mode" assembled and published by Jules Meynial, 1924.
 Incantation 
from Falbalas & Fanfreluches (1923)
 
N'en Dites Rien... from La Gazette Du Bon Ton, Issue #10, August 1913
 Eventails
From the large format album "Le Bonheur du Jour, ou Les Graces a la Mode" assembled and published by Jules Meynial, 1924.
 Le Grand Decolletage 
From the large format album "Le Bonheur du Jour, ou Les Graces a la Mode" assembled and published by Jules Meynial, 1924.
images from artophile
purchase the prints here 
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