Paris sur scene 1922 - La Vie Parisienne Print by Vald'Es

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Paris sur scene 1922 - La Vie Parisienne Print by Vald'Es

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French La Vie Parisienne print depicting a lady gracefully dancing with large hair and petals.

This illustration of inter war Parisienne theatre was first produced in 1922 by Vald'Es (Valvérane & D'Espagnat).


Illustration Details

Vintage Art Deco design of a lady gracefully dancing with large hair, silk and flower petals.

French Text : Paris sur scene. Si le theatre est la peinture des moeurs craignons d’etre accuses de militarisme : on me voit sur nos scenes que des revues!

Translation : Paris on stage. If the theater is the painting of morals fear of being accused of militarism. I saw that in our reviews!

French theatre is well known for its cabaret with venues such as the Moulin Rouge holding extravagant music, song and dance shows. The can-can is believed to have originated in the Moulin Rouge, devised by courtesans (prostitutes, concubines and showgirls) of the time.

Shows often reflected the concerns of the period, hence the reference to militarism (belief that a country should maintain a strong military capability) only 4 years after WWI.

Original Design Details


Print Details

Size:14" x 18" (35.6cm x 45.7cm)
Paper:320gsm cotton art paper
Source: La Vie Parisienne - a French weekly magazine founded in Paris in 1863.

This French Art Deco print is shipped flat to preserve its quality. It measures 14" x 18" (35.6cm x 45.7cm), slightly larger than A3.

Framed photos are for illustrative purposes only.