Monday, January 28, 2013

Jean Paleologu, Grand Ballet Brighton

 Grand Ballet Brighton by
Jean Paleologu, known as Pal (Romanian, 1855–1942)

“The Olympia opened in Paris in April of 1893 as the first establishment to call itself a “music-hall”…From the start, the Olympia exploited feminine allure for all it was worth; whatever its various revues were called, they always featured beautiful girls in revealing costumes…Pal, freshly arrived from London, was a perfect choice to create one of Olympia’s first show posters. His well-proportioned, realistically drawn beauties projected a sensuality no other posterist could match.” (Gold p.112)