Posts Tagged With Lithography

Herbery Bayer’s “The Menstrual Cycle” Brochure

  This Herbert Bayer piece is housed at the Smithsonian and was commissioned by Schering pharmaceutical company in 1938. This was during Bayer’s long design career in America, making graphics for a variety of big-name magazines and companies. Stylistically the most Bauhaus aspect of the piece is its minimal type. Bayer believed that image was…

Jules Chéret: Folies-Bergère, La Loïe Fuller

Katie Butler: By the middle of the nineteenth century, Jules Cheret was a household name thanks to his distinct take on lithographs. Before Cheret reformed the technique of posters being tediously copied with austere and dull colors, this artist reinvented the wheel by painting directly onto stone with vibrant colors.  One of his poster commissions…

Jules Cheret

Katie Butler:  In the midst of the nineteenth century, cultures around the world were resetting on nearly every level. In America, at the cusp of events such as the Mexican- American War, the Civil War, the festering of the use of slavery, and the transition of the American mentality from Romantic ideals to Transcendentalism, almost…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

When I first entered the Special Collections Library, I was very surprised to see such delicate pieces scattered all over the room with so many students hovering over what just looked like books. I felt almost afraid to even touch the books, as everything in the atmosphere gave me the impression that things were ever…