Prints in Paris, 1900

From Elite to the Street

Fleur Roos Rosa de Carvalho

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July 25, 2017
192 pages, 10 x 15
160 color + 25 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300229134
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for Mercatorfonds

Out of Print

The Van Gogh Museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of French prints of the fin-de-siècle(1890–1905). This book, based on several years of intensive research into these works and their original context, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of Parisian printmaking, from the elite to the street.
The fin-de-sièclewas the heyday of French printmaking. Avant-garde artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec experimented enthusiastically with different graphic techniques to create beautiful and innovative artworks. Their modern prints could be seen all over Paris. Produced in deluxe editions as autonomous works of art, they were admired and discussed by connoisseurs and collectors in private and at exhibitions for a select and knowledgeable public. Meanwhile, out on the streets, posters on walls and advertising columns combined with illustrated magazines on newspaper stands presented a scintillating visual spectacle for the passing crowd.
This publication includes a free color reproduction of Félix Vallotton’s Laziness, 1896 (25 x 33 cm).

Fleur Roos Rosa de Carvalho is curator of prints and drawings at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.


Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo

“Magnificent . . . an exceptional examination of the roles and practices of artists, critics, dealers, and printers during the fin de siècle . . . The lure of this well-designed book is its diversity of outstanding images . . . Engaging and informative . . . [A] beautifully crafted work.”—Marianne Laino Sade, Library Journal (starred review)

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