Alcazar d'Ete: Revue Fin de Siecle
Known as the father of the modern poster, Jules Chéret (1836 – 1932) was a French painter and lithographer. He worked on everything from theater to advertising. The Alcazar d'Été was one of Paris' most popular café-concerts and Cheret designed a number of different posters for the theatre. Most of them depicted acts or performers who were appearing on stage there, but this image evokes more of the decadent flamboyance of the theatre itself. Highlighting as it does a spirited performer with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, literally bringing one of the patrons to his knees.