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George Barbier (1882–1932) is one of the great French illustrators of the early twentieth century. He is famous for his elegant art deco works that were heavily influenced by orientalism and Parisian couture. Born in Nantes, France in 1882, he skyrocketed to fame and notoriety after his first exhibition in 1911. Known as one of “the knights of the bracelet” for his luxurious and glamorous lifestyle and work, George Barbier also received renown for costumes and set designs he did for theater, film, and ballet. Even today, his modern and stylish illustrations are popular all over the world.

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  • Georges Barbier — Turandot-Princess of China — 1922 Marsilio editori / Musei Civici Veneziani George Barbier and the Birth of Art Deco 2009 This is the very first exhibition dedicated to George Barbier (1882-1932), artist and fashion illustrator, theatre designer and protagonist of the Art Deco movement. Curated by Barbara Martorelli, this exhibition presents over two hundred works including paintings, drawings, articles, pochoir, photographs, books, manuscripts and films from the extensive collections of Palazzo Mocenigo – Study Centre of the History of Fabrics and Costumes, from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale in France, Musée des Beaux Arts in Nantes as well as from private Italian and French collections.
  • For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue Magazine as "The Knights of the Bracelet" - a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. Included in this elite circle were Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Pierre Brissaud, Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape and Charles Martin. During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du Bon Ton. In the mid 1920's he worked with Erte to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergere and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erte's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustation magazine. Sadly Barbier passed away in 1932 at the very pinnacle of his success. “ George Barbier: The Birth of Art Deco” - The first singular study of one of the key artists of the Art Deco movement, George Barbier (1882–1932) was a fashion illustrator to the leading stylists (Poiret, Lanvin, Paquin, Vionnet) of his time, as well as a set and costume designer for the theater, Russian ballet, and music hall. Barbier's work is also noted in the world of advertising, wallpaper design, and jewelry for Cartier, in albums, as well as in almanacs and precious illustrated books. This volume, with essays by Italian and French authors, marks the rediscovery of a very successful artist of 1920s Paris who was strangely forgotten after his death in 1932.
  • Poèmes en Prose, George Barbier 1928 Magnificently illustrated by George Barbier and designed by Schmied, this edition of Maurice de Guérin’s two tales, ‘The Centaur’ and ‘The Bacchante,’ features thirty woodblock images, all in full color and highlighted in gold and silver.  Although Schmied  only began doing illustrated books at age 50, the resulting work comprises some of the best Art Deco books ever produced.  Obsessing over every detail of a book’s production, he was involved in everything from selecting the paper to designing the illustrations and typefaces on each page.  He also printed books on his own press and sometimes designed his own bindings.  As a result, it would often take two to three years to produce a book, like this one,  in an edition of only 150 copies.
  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry · L'Amant jaloux (Les Fausses Apparences), opera ( Je romps la chaîne qui m'engage )
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    1. 1. George Barbier http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1291999-george-barbier-6/
    2. 2. George Barbier French illustrators of the early 20th century George Barbier (1882 - 1932) portrait by Charles Martin Born in Nantes, France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. 94 95 George Barbier studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and began his career as a costume and set designer for the Ballets Russes. Barbier is considered one of the very finest illustrators in the Art Deco genre, although much of his work is done in a Greek classic style influenced by his love of antiquities. Barbier was passionate about dance and illustrated many books on the subject. Renowned for his work in costume and fashion illustration, Barbier also explored poster art, textile and wallpaper design, packaging and postcards. His books, particularly those done in collaboration with Francois-Louis Schmied are masterpieces in Art Deco book illustration. These titles include "Les Chansons de Bilitis," 1922; "Personnages de Comedie,"1922; "Poemes en Prose," 1928; and "Vies Imaginaires," 1929. Barbier's women were sophisticated and innocent, the men suave and elegant. Other outstanding titles include "Les Cantiques de Cantiques," 1911; "Le Bonheur du Jour," 1924; "Falbalas et Fanfreluches," 1919-1924; and "Les Fetes Galantes," 1928. Barbier imbued his images with a luxury and decadence that has come to exemplify Art Deco's Golden Age. Magnificently illustrated by George Barbier and designed by Schmied, the edition of Maurice de Guérin’s two tales, ‘The Centaur’ and ‘The Bacchante,’ features thirty woodblock images, all in full color and highlighted in gold and silver. Although Schmied only began doing illustrated books at age 50, the resulting work comprises some of the best Art Deco books ever produced. Obsessing over every detail of a book’s production, he was involved in everything from selecting the paper to designing the illustrations and typefaces on each page Barbier was a regular contributor to such fashion periodicals as "Journal Des Dames et Des Modes," "Gazette du Bon Ton," and "Modes et Manieres d'Aujourd'hui" in which he illustrated creations from the finest fashion houses of Worth, Lanvin and Poiret.
    3. 32. Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda S ound: Cecilia Bartoli - Tarantelle, song for voice & piano (Bizet)

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