Artists and their public
Their subjects’ features are often portrayed with an element of caricature.
Félix Vallotton and Jean-Emile Laboureur, meanwhile, immortalised the crowds of Parisians and day-trippers who came in droves to the World Exhibitions and to dance-halls to indulge in the pleasures of the moment.
Entertainment on a smaller scale
These places were hotbeds for artists, writers and intellectuals, who worked together on a gesamtkunstwerk combining music, literature and visual art.
Printmakers designed programmes for them, sometimes taking entertainment as such as their subject, but mostly focusing on the theme of the production itself.
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