Saturday, November 29, 2008

Georges Lepape

Georges Lepape, studied at the Ecole des Arts D?coratifs, Paris, and the ateliers of Humbert and Cormon. In 1911 illustrated Les Choses de Paul Poiret and the following year programmes for the Ballet Russe . Innumerable magazines covers and fashion plates for La Gazette du Bon Ton and Vogue.

In 1911, Poiret again published a brochure of his designs, this time created by another young artist, Georges Lepape, who had been trained in the atelier run by Fernand Cormon, where Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, S?rusier, Matisse, and Picabia had all studied. Les Choses de Paul Poiret, vues par Georges Lepape appeared in a larger edition: one thousand copies were printed (Paris: 1911). Lepape, too, had absorbed the lessons of bright color taught by the Ballet Russes, and his pochoir prints of Poiret's still high-waisted fashions in this brochure and later in the Gazette du Bon Ton used line drawings with large areas of blues, greens, reds, pinks, and yellows.

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