La Libre Esthetique
Date: 1897
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: composition: 7 1/4 × 5 7/16 in. (18.4 × 13.8 cm) sheet: 12 3/16 × 8 9/16 in. (31 × 21.7 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for an exhibition by the artists' group La Libre Esthetique at the Musee Moderne in Brussels, 1897 Les Affiches Étrangères, following page 114
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1986
Object Number: 1986-170
About: This poster advertises an exhibition of the artists' group La Libre Esthétique, held at the Musée Moderne, Brussels. The group was a part of the lively art scene in the city, where artists formed various avant-garde alliances. Theo van Rysselberghe was primarily a painter, but also produced prints and designed posters, adopting the Art Nouveau style in the late 1890s. His posters for La Libre Esthetique are regarded as his finest.
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