The famous dancer Emilienne d'Alencon exudes a confident air of sensuality which
seems to have overcome the elegant gentleman, as others look on in awe. An unusual
composition for her appearance at the Folies-Bergere that uses a yellow umbrella
to draw our attention to this turn of the century diva.
of Cheret was to create a world of explosive happiness, and to paste it on the
walls of Paris. As a painter he will be remembered for what Huysmans calls his
'spirit of nervous gaiety', as a lithographer for his superb technique, and as
a poster artist for being the ancestor of all modern advertising." (Abdy