The Belle Époque in Paris through Luigi Loir paintings


From the fall of the Empire in 1870 until 1914, the new economic exposition generated a period of pleasure and “joie de vivre”.
Paris was humming with action and its source of happiness became myth.

Paris was living in the opulence of the “Belle Epoque”. Directed by Baron Haussmann and the landscape architect, Alphand, the boulevards, parks and buildings were demolished, restored, rebuilt, constructed…

The new face of Paris appeared amidst a fever of novelty. The economy was flourishing and a myriad new places to live it up opened their doors: The Moulin Rouge, the dance halls, theatres, cafés…

Paris de la Belle Epoque à la Publicité

The bottom of the “butte” teemed with cabarets and shows from where artists such as Toulouse Lautrec, Valadon, Maurice Denis, Luigi Loir drew their inspiration.


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