Theaterby Jules Cheret
Theatre de I'Opera/Carnaval 1896
Man and woman dancing at the ball.We are invited to any one of the three glittering revelries at the Opera which were the supreme glamor events of each Paris season in the sweet by-and-bye. In Cheret's admittedly biased view, there was, true enough, nearly always a gentleman present, but he had a tendency to hover discreetly in the background so as not to distract from the cynosure of the design - a tender vision of loveliness radiating charm and style. Here is another example of Cheret knowing exactly what he's doing, and doing it better than anyone.