Falbalas and Fanfreluches Part 2: Love Story


Word and Image
November 19, 2014
George Barbier. Cover page for the 1926 edition of  Falbalas et Fanfreluches Colour process engraving published by Meynial, Paris. E.617-1954
George Barbier. Cover page, Falbalas et Fanfreluches, 1926.
Published by Meynial, Paris.
E.617-1954

This is another instalment of George Barbier’s illustrations from his luxury collector’s magazine Falbalas et Fanfreluches. One of his favourite themes was the interplay between people, with a strong romantic undercurrent. So here are some of Barbier’s prints telling romantic stories – of several varieties!

 

Love in the autumn…

George Barbier. “L’Automne,”1925.
E.628-1954

 

“The stolen kiss” over a Swiss milk-pail…

George Barbier. “Le Baiser dérobé”. 1922-25. E.649-1954
George Barbier. “Le Baiser dérobé”. 1922-25.
E.649-1954

 

Although stolen kisses may not always be well received – much to the amusement of the Cupid statue!

George Barbier. "La Colère”. 1924. E.646-1954
George Barbier. “La Colère”. 1924.
E.646-1954

 

A romantic break in Venice…

George Barbier. “Elle et Lui”. 1921. E.644-1954
George Barbier. “Elle et Lui”. 1921.
E.644-1954

 

And a “difficult confession.”

George Barbier. “L’Aveu difficile,” 1923. E.619-1954
George Barbier. “L’Aveu difficile,” 1923.
E.619-1954
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