Jules Chéret (1836-1932) Künstler der Belle Époque und Pionier der Plakatkunst / La Belle Époque de Jules Chéret – De l’affiche au décor

Munich, Germany - 10 November 2011 to 5 February 2012

The Museum Villa Stuck in Munich, former residence and studio of the Symbolist and Expressionnist artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928), was restored to its former glory after seven years of major renovation work, from 1998 to 2005. It now holds regular exhibitions of the art of the Belle Epoque, as well as of modern and contemporary art.

Jules Chéret and the Belle Epoque – from posters to decor has been displayed at the Musée d’Ixelles from 1 March to 20 May 2012. The exhibition was previously on view in the Advertising Galleries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 23 June to 7 November 2010. Curated by Réjane Bargiel, head curator of the Advertising Collections at Les Arts Décoratifs, and Ségolène Le Men, Professor at the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, the exhibition enables us to rediscover the work of Jules Chéret. Nearly 240 of the artist’s original works have been brought together for the first time for this exhibition, made possible by a partnership between three European institutions: the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich, the Musée d’Ixelles in Brussels and the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi.

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