Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Charles Gesmar - part 2

Charles Gesmar (born Geismar), simply known as Gesmar, was one of the greatest designers of costumes and posters during the golden age of the Paris music hall during the Jazz Age and was primarily renowned for his work for the great Parisian star Mistinguett. Although his tenure was short, his output was prolific and his creativity and talent unrivalled at the time.

For more biographical notes, and for earlier works , see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 2-part post on the works of Charles Gesmar:


1925 Moulin Rouge Music-Hall
programme cover

1925 Yvonne Legeay
lithographic poster

1926 Barbette
lithographic poster 160 x 120.4 cm

1926 Diane Belli et Gaston Gerlys
lithographic poster

1926 Marion Forde
lithographic poster

Marion Forde


1926 Mistinguett, Moulin Rouge
lithographic poster 74.7 x 117 cm

1926 Theater des Westens
lithographic German poster

1927 Dancer in Black and Gold Dress
gold paint, gouache and pencil on paper 53.6 x 34 cm

Mistinguett
lithographic poster 140.4 x 118.4 cm

1927 Mistinguett
  
lithographic poster 160.6 x 118.4 cm

1927 Mistinguett
gouache on paper backed on linen 149 x 120 cm
1928 Concert Mayollithograph

1928 L'Intransigeant: Bal des Petits Blancs
lithographic poster 42.5 x 29.8 cm

1928 Mistinguett
  
lithographic poster 313.6 x 113.3 cm

1930 Bal de la Fourrurelithographic poster

n.d. Bird with Train
silver paint, gouache and pencil on paper 32 x 49 cm

n.d. Boys on Pink
gouache and pencil on paper 47.5 x 31.7 cm

n.d. Duet Drawing
ink and gouache 25.4 x 37.8 cm

n.d. Casino de Paris, Mistinguett

n.d. Costume design

n.d. Dancer with Golden Dress on a White Background
gold paint, gouache and pencil on paper 52.5 x 35.5 cm

n.d. Dancer with Golden Hoop on Head
gold paint, watercolour and pencil on paper 19.5 x 12.4 cm

n.d. Dancer with Long Golden Dress
gold paint, gouache and pencil on paper 53.6 x 36 cm

n.d. Dancer with Red Flower Hat
gouache and pencil on paper 49 x 32 cm

n.d. Dianalithographic poster

n.d. Dorianelithographic poster

n.d. Mary
gouache and pencil on paper 39 x 30 cm


n.d. Le Cherry de mon Cheri, Mistinguett


n.d. Mistinguett
lithographic poster 158 x 117 cm

n.d. Mistinguett
gouache on paper 158 x 118 cm

n.d. Mistinguett
pencil and gouache on paper 48 x 36 cm

n.d. Mitty et Tillio
lithographic poster

n.d. Moulin Rouge Music-Hall
programme cover

n.d. Costume design artwork

n.d. Sheet music cover "Elle ressemble à sa Mere"

n.d. Costume design
 64.5 x 50 cm

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