Fireworks in Venice, illustration for 'Fetes Galantes' by Paul Verlaine (1844-96) 1924 (pochoir print), Barbier, Georges (1882-1932) / Private Collection / The Stapleton Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library This stretched canvas print is the result of sophisticated digital printing technology in which the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade, 100% cotton canvas. The canvas is then expertly stretched around 1.5" wooden bars and carefully finished with hand-painted edges. An acrylic coating protects the stunning giclee print from dust, moisture and fading. Watermark will not appear on finished product.
About the Art
Georges Barbier (1882 – 1932) gave new meaning to flamboyance with his portrayal of extravagant theater costumes of glittering rhinestones, towering headdresses and vast trains. Originally an illustrator for several prominent Paris fashion magazines, he revolutionized these publications into tools that defined women’s clothing styles. The arrival of Art Nouveau provided fertile ground for Barbier’s opulent fashions, and he was soon designing lavish costumes for cabarets, theaters and movies. He created costumes for the famous Folies Bergères, in addition to the entire wardrobe for the movie “Monsieur Beaucaire,” starring Rudolph Valentino. Barbier’s resplendent work continues to influence Vegas floor shows, major designers and costumers worldwide.Read More