Cadet Roussel | Maitre de L’Affiche: Plate #125
This artwork is from Les Maitres de L’Affiche series; miniature versions of outstanding stone lithograph artworks of the most important advertising posters by the finest artists.
“Cheret uses humorous line and exaggerates many angles to evoke the madcap style of this equestrian comic and mime. Dressed as a dandy, Roussel performed with a bicorn hat and red umbrella. Even when he became too old to ride these props where his trademarks. A poster by Cappiello done almost 25 years later shows Roussel minus horse but still in the same costume and comic as ever” (Rennert, PAI-XXII, 277)
“The achievement of Cheret was to create a world of explosive happiness, and to paste it on the walls of Paris. As a painter he will be remembered for what Huysmans calls his ‘spirit of nervous gaiety’, as a lithographer for his superb technique, and as a poster artist for being the ancestor of all modern advertising.” (Abdy p.36)
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