"From caricature to poster - 1850-1918" at the Museum of Decorative Arts
The early twentieth century marked the end of a generation, the generation of Toulouse-Lautrec, Cheret and Mucha. Their absence creates an empty feeling even stronger that their images had become ubiquitous on the walls of Paris. An emptiness that has allowed to occur the idea that the art of the poster remained moribund until 1918. That is unfamiliar with the role of cartoonists and caricaturists during this period because very fast, advertisers locate their bitter trait, their mastery of the shortcut, their art of ellipsis, which admirably join the first advertising theories. The exhibition traces this time in the history of the poster closely linked to the history of press, political and economic contexts since 1850, a key moment in the history of advertising.
Until the 4th of September. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr