Jules Cheret

Holy wow, definitely one of my favourites of the Art Nouveau movement, despite the difference in style compared to other designers known for the style - just look at the faces and expressions, and the body language, and the lines and the movement and wow. He draws like it’s an animation, and hell do I need to glean some of his use of colour and line with my work for this upcoming project.


Posters for the Palais Garnier’s Bal Masques, 1892-1900. 

The posters were designed by Jules Chéret (possibly with the exception of that last one, it looks different in style). Jules Chéret is called “Master of Belle Époque poster art”, and as well as for the Palais Garnier he also designed for Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergère, French restaurants, products and exhibitions. 

The above posters are from 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898 (?), 1899 (?) and 1900. Anyone seen the eventual poster for 1895? 


Jules Cheret designed these posters during an art movement in Paris, France known as “Art Nouveau” (which means “new art” in French) in the early 1900’s. 
The one in the bottom left is probably his most famous work done for the magazine, Folies-Bergere, about a dance called La Loie Fuller. The dance would feature one girl draped in thin, shiny fabrics with multi-colored stage lights on her.