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The illustrators of La Gazette du Bon Ton
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The illustrators of La Gazette du Bon Ton

André-Edouard MARTY (1882-1974)

André-Edouard MARTY (1882-1974)André-Edouard MARTY (1882-1974)
André-Edouard MARTY
Illustrator of La Gazette du Bon Ton

Trained at the School of Fine Arts in the studio of Fernand Cormon, André Édouard Marty works in the Gazette du Bon tone from the start of the review; it is then known for his elegant style in which often stand a whimsical or humorous touch.

In a decidedly Art Deco inspiration, he draws Poiret dresses alongside Lepape but also those of Lanvin or to Doeuillet. This is particularly illustrating the dresses of the latter trait that reveals a multifaceted: fun in Shut up, my heart! .. Where a young Cupid aims his arrow of a young woman falsely frightened. Bucolic in The Tasting the garden , where little girls dresses with carefully placed serve their mother dressed in a stylish dress. Melancholic, perhaps, in The Secret pretty where we see two girls timidly to confide.

Like his colleagues in the Gazette, Marty also works with other fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, yet two competing magazines for which he will be one of the few illustrators to work on it together. In parallel fashion illustrations, Marty also designs scenes for literary works such mythological scenes Henry Regnier or The Songs of Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs in 1937.

The eclecticism of his style reached its peak in 1943 when he realizes a cartoon "Callisto, little nymph of Diana," setting in motion ultimate feminine silhouettes that he composed for the Gazette and as you can see in full right here :

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