Posters of the Belle Epoque 2
24 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Guests are welcome ($20) but must be registered beforehand by telephoning the Membership Secretary Gianna Varasdi on 0419543506. Membership enquiries most welcome.
Posters of the Belle Epoque
This discusses the creative genius and craftsmanship that enabled the poster to become the world’s first great tool of mass communication.
(The Belle Époque was so named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a Golden Age in contrast to the horrors of World War 1. It was a period chratcterised by: optimism, ergional peace, economic prosperity, an apex of colonial empires and technoligicl scientific and cultural innovations. In this era ofFrabnce’s cultural and artistic climate ( particularly in paris) teh arts markedly floursishes: with the numerous masterpieces of literature, music, theatre , and visual art gaining extensive recognition
Form The Arts Society, Truro, Cornwall, England:
“POSTERS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE, THE GREAT AGE OF THE POSTER. Creative genius, marketing discipline and remarkable craftsmanship enabled the poster to become the world’s first effective method of mass communication. Charles Harris, who has himself created posters for many of the world’s biggest brands, will show us inspirational work by superb artists such as Manet, Cheret, Mucha, Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec, and explains how posters are designed.
About the speaker Charles Harris.
Focusing on the role of posters and poster artists in the history of advertising, this global-award winning Creative Director of international advertising agencies has lectured extensively on design, illustration and photographic styles as they have influenced the building of brands. He has himself created posters for major brands including British Airways, Nestlé, Sony, General Motors and Shell. His travel writing and photography has appeared in various airline magazines as well as Time. He has also written and produced several hundred TV and Radio commercials and corporate video programmes. A member of Winchester DFAS.”