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1889 French elections poster for self-described anti-Semitic candidate" Adolphe-Léon Willette: "The Jews are a different race, hostile to ours... Judaism is the enemy!"
1889 French elections poster for self-described anti-Semitic candidate" Adolphe-Léon Willette: "The Jews are a different race, hostile to ours... Judaism is the enemy!"

Adolphe-Léon Willette (1857–1926), French painter, illustrator, caricaturist, and lithographer, was born in Chalons-sur-Marne. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (533x705, 78 KB) 1889 French elections poster for self-described antisemitic candidate Adolf Willette: The Jews are a different race, hostile to ours. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (533x705, 78 KB) 1889 French elections poster for self-described antisemitic candidate Adolf Willette: The Jews are a different race, hostile to ours. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... A caricaturist is an artist who specializes in drawing caricatures. ... Lithography is a method for printing on a smooth surface, as well as a method of manufacturing semiconductor and MEMS devices. ... Châlons-en-Champagne is a city and commune in France. ...


He studied for four years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Cabanela, training which gave him a unique position among the graphic humorists of France. Whether comedy or tragedy, dainty triviality or political satire, his work is instinct with the profound sincerity of the artist. He set Pierrot upon a lofty pedestal among the imaginary heroes of France, and established Mimi Pinson, frail, lovable, and essentially good-hearted, in the affections of the nation. Willette is at once the modern Watteau of the pencil, and the exponent of sentiments that move the more emotional section of the public. Always a poet, and usually gay, fresh, and delicate, in his presentation of idylls exquisitely dainty and characteristically Gallic, illustrating the more "charming" side of love, often pure and sometimes unnecessarily materialistic. Willette frequently reveals himself bitter and fierce, even ferocious, in his hatreds, being a violent though at the same time a generous partisan of political ideas, furiously compassionate with love and pity for the people whether they be ground down under the heel of political oppression, or are merely the victims ot unrequited love, suffering all the pangs of graceful anguish that are born of scornful treatment. There is charm even in his thrilling apotheosis of the guillotine, and in the introduction into his caricatures of the figure of Death itself. cole des Beaux Arts refers to several art schools in France. ... Alexandre Cabanel (September 28, 1823 - January 23, 1889) was a painter born in Montpellier, France. ... Jump to: navigation, search Comedy is the use of humor in the performing arts. ... Jump to: navigation, search A tragedy may be defined loosely as any work of fiction in which the protagonist suffers a fall in his or her fortunes, and ends in a worse state than that in which they began. ... Jump to: navigation, search Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which exposes the follies of its subject (for example, individuals, organizations, or states) to ridicule, often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... Pierrot is a stock character of pantomime. ... Jean-Antoine Watteau (October 10, 1684 _ July 18, 1721) was a French painter. ... Gallic, derived from the name for the ancient Roman province of Gaul, describes the cultural traditions and national characters of the French speaking nations and regions, as Hispanic does for the Hispanophone world, Anglo-Saxon for the Anglophone, and Lusitanic for the Lusophone. ... Jump to: navigation, search Public guillotining in Lons-le-Saunier, 1878 Guillotine from Baden (reconstruction) The Maiden, an older Scottish design Portrait of Dr. Guillotin The guillotine is a machine used for the mechanized application of capital punishment by decapitation. ...


The artist was a prolific contributor to the French illustrated press under the pseudonyms "Cemoi," "Pierrot," "Louison," "Bebe," and "Nox," but more often under his own name. He illustrated Melandri's Les Pierrots and Les Giboulles d'avril, and has published his own Pauvre Pierrot and other works, in which he tells his stories in scenes in the manner of Busch. He decorated several "brasseries artistiques" with wall-paintings, stained glass, &c., notably Le Chat noir and La Palette d'or, and he painted the highly imaginative ceiling for La Cigale music hall. His characteristically fantastic Parce Domine was shown in the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908. A remarkable collection of his works was exhibited in 1888. His V'almy is in the Luxembourg, Paris. The Franco-British Exhibition (1908) was held in area now called White City. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


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