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VRA Core 4 Example 25: Mass-produced poster
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Work record [refid 28]
agent Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (Swiss artist, 1859-1923)
culturalContext French
date 1896 (creation)
description [This poster is offset lithography, but mass-produced and commercially printed.] Steinlen's poster advertises the reopening of a cabaret, the Chat Noir in Montmartre. Here the artist worked with several actors to present avant-garde shadow theater, which investigated the artistic and dramatic effects of silhouettes, starring R. Salis as the popular, improvisational narrator ("bonimenteur") of each shadow performance.
CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) Catalog Examples; (accessed 5/31/2009) [description source]
inscription Main caption: Prochainement la très illustre Compagnie du Chat Noir avec ses Pièces d'Ombres Célèbres, ses Poëtes ses Compositeurs Avec Rodolphe Salis. Steinlen logo on bottom left. On right side: Imp. Charles Verneau, 114, Rue Oberkampf, Paris
location Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, California, United States) 1991.17 [repository creation]
Printer/publisher: Charles Verneau, 114, Rue Oberkampf, Paris [location note]
material ink on paper
measurements 61.6 cm (height) x 39.62 cm (width)
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Art Nouveau; Nineteenth century
subject animals; commercial and industrial design; typography or calligraphy; Chat noir (Cabaret : Paris, France); Salis, Rodolphe, 1851-1897; graphic design; commercial arts; advertising; cabaret entertainment; avant garde; cats; fin-de-siecle
technique offset printing
title Chat Noir [inscribed, true, fr]
Poster of a Black Cat, for the Reopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret [descriptive, false, en]
worktype information forms; posters
image courtesy Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Image record [refid 130]
date 1998 (creation)
measurements 18 MB
relation [imageOf 28, Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)]
rights ©1998 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
source VRA Data Standards Committee, Core 4 Sample Records [href]
Santa Barbara Museum of Art [website]; [source of image]
technique digital imaging
title Overall view
worktype digital image
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