In the vibrant tapestry of Belle Époque Paris, the world of literature and popular culture converged in the mesmerizing work of poster artist Paul Balluriau. His 1899 creation, a poster for Le Journal, showcased the serialized novel "Fleur de Bagne" co-authored by Mr. Goron and Émile Gautier. This poster not only served as a promotional piece for the publication but also emerged as a striking example of the Art Nouveau aesthetic that defined the era.
Paul Balluriau, a prolific artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was renowned for his contributions to the world of poster design. His collaboration with Le Journal, a prominent French newspaper, resulted in a visual masterpiece that captured the essence of the serialized novel it promoted.
At the heart of this poster is the allure of "Fleur de Bagne" a serialized novel that unfolded week by week in the pages of Le Journal. Written by Mr. Goron and Émile Gautier, the novel delved into the dramatic and suspenseful narrative of life in the penal colonies, captivating readers with each installment. Balluriau's task was to encapsulate this gripping tale in a single, visually compelling image.
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Printed by Paul Dupont in Paris
Good condition, traces of folds
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