This is a selection of vintage art posters of Females in mildly dominant and humorous poses illustrated in the classic French weekly magazine, La Vie Parisienne (Parisian life), which was founded in Paris in 1863 and published without interruption until 1970.
It was especially popular at the start of the 20th century. Originally, it covered novels, sports, theatre, music and the arts. In 1905, the magazine changed hands and it soon evolved into a mildly risqué erotic publication.
The artwork of La Vie Parisienne reflected the stylization of Art Nouveau and Art Deco illustration, mirroring the aesthetic of the age. The largest collection of La Vie Parisienne magazine artwork in the UK is held by The Advertising Archives, a free-to-view resource holding cover and interior artwork of famed illustrators including George Barbier, Cheri Herouard, Georges leonnec and Maurice Milliere.
The historical La Vie Parisienne ceased to exist in 1970. A new magazine of the same name started in 1984 and is still in existence.
At this very painful time for the citizens of Paris, may they soon recover their renowned joie de vivre.