A traditional Christmas in Alsace

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Oscar de la Renta’s bird earrings, Jean Droit’s illustration of two Alsatian women called “Les vielles provinces de France, L’Alsace” and a Georges Ratkoff depicting the Alsatian city of Colmar. Dated of the 18th century and reached its peak in … Continue reading

Autumn illustrated by Art Deco illustrators

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Art Deco emerged in 1925, at the World’s Fair in Paris, France. This art movement is called Art Deco in reference to the name of the “Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes”. George Barbier, George Wolfe Plank, Georges … Continue reading

Autumn illustrated by Art nouveau artists

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Art Nouveau (New Art in French) is an artistic movement of late 19th century and early 20th century, characterized by sinuous lines and designs inspired by the nature (flowers, trees…). Alphonse Mucha, Elizabeth Sonrel and Gaspar Camps are renowned Art … Continue reading

Vintage Halloween illustrations and paintings

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Halloween’s origin dates back to the Ancient Druidic (Celtic) festival of Samhain taking place in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. On the night of October 31, about 2000 years ago, people celebrated Samhain. They believed that the ghosts of the deads … Continue reading

The fashion and Old Hollywood illustrator F. Earl Christy

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F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was a reknown American illustrator. He drew especially portraits of women (Pictorial review, American magazine, Modern Priscilla…) and realized illustrations of movie stars. Among the actresses he drew, there were Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Shirley … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator Coles Philipps

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Coles Phillips (1880-1927) was an American and Art Deco illustrator who worked from World War I to the late 1920s. He was a pioneer : he introduced for the first time the Art Deco style into adversitings and fashion magazines. … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator André Édouard Marty

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André Édouard Marty (1882-1974) was a French engraver and illustrator. He studied at the École des Beaux arts where he met the future Art Deco illustrators André Brissaud, Georges Lepape and Charles Martin. He was an important figure of the … Continue reading