He is a skilful lithographer with a
symbolic theme. He is famous for his superb exotic themes .
Among his posters we notice his works for: Aben-Hamet for a
melodrama opera by Dubois, in 1884 and Thais by Massenet in
1894, and La Maison Moderne, that must be considered among
the masterpieces of the Art Nouveau graphics. Remarkable are
the affiches for Sarah Bernhardt in Teodora, for the dancer
Loie Fuller and the film Atlantis in 1921. His posters,
skilfully printed by Delanchy, Lemercier and Minot, were
sometimes produced in collaboration with Gorguet. This
French-Italian artist was also a designer of jewels for La
Maison Moderne and illustrated several journals - such as
Paris NoŽl and Le Figaro - and books - Le Fleurs du Mal by
Baudelaire, Petite Ville by Lorrain.
translation by IreneDe Angelis