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05-11-2007
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I love Erté's work! It is so beautiful, so exquisitely detailed.. so I thought I'd just bump this thread into the present. Tjek out this website it's truely brilliant for anything Erté

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Samson & Deliliah



His series of the letters of the alphabet are wonderful, too.

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What an illustrator! He's just wonderful, I love the sinuous silhouette of his figures (that Samson and Delilah one you posted SomethingElse is a brilliant example of what I love about him) and the stylised clothing - it's such a distinctive style he had. I wish I could own a hardback coffee-table book of his collected works though - every single one of them. I would pore over it daily!

Anyway, some of my favourites (but really, they're all favourites):


link: http://www.erte.ru/graphics-later2.html <-- russian site. There are two link there called 'later graphics' and 'the last works' that contain very fashion magazine oriented stuff (IMO)

I heard once that he would host dinner parties where he would excuse himself from the table between each of the seven (!) courses to change into an even more resplendent and opulent outfit - how in keeping with the Marie Antoinette vibe of the images Mulletproof pointed out.
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Lovely thread! I've always been obsessed with Erte's work.Some pictures on the first page are not showing up for me. I'm sorry if some of these have been posted before!
















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Can anyone help? I'm looking for his alphabet, specifically the letter G. I had a photocopy but can't get it on the computer as have no access to a scanner.

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you know, it's easy to find on google images ^


http://home.att.net/~star_child/erte4.html

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A photograph of Erté by Kenneth Grifiths, published in British Vogue 1974. Scanned by me.
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thank you! too bad the original was not bigger so we can see his face....

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I love with Erte illustrations there is a real "flow" to the figures, they truly appear as if they are moving and dancing, which helps to give them a certain 3-dimensional quality. Great examples of one of the key illustrators of the "golden age of illustration".

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thank you! too bad the original was not bigger so we can see his face....
It's a very small image in the magazine, this is a blow up

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curious: his illustrations are beautiful, as are the costumes in them. Do we know which ones were ever really produced? He designed for Poiret didn`t he? I would die to see these designs come to life. A haute couture collection based on his illustrations....

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fantastic!
I think the works have some oriental flavour

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i love him!

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His illustrations are so amazing and inspiring, thanks to everyone for posting

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What techniques did he use? What tools, I mean.

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