SIA: Le Chat Noir

My favorite time of the week — time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! I’m the curator for this week’s challenge, and I chose another iconic work this week, the 1896 “Le Chat Noir” poster by Théophile Steinlen. The poster’s colors — dark red, mustard yellow, and black — feel very appropriate as we transition to autumn. Plus, we happen to have a framed copy of this poster in our house! 🙂

You can read more here about Le Chat Noir, considered to be the first modern cabaret, and more here about Steinlen.

Le Chat Noir poster -- Théophile Steinlen -- 1896

Le Chat Noir poster — Théophile Steinlen — 1896

All are welcome to participate in SIA chalenges! Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s artwork to me at Submissions are due by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Monday, Sept. 19. I will post the round-up on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20.

Fun fact:  It took me longer than usual to put together this post, because one of our cats, Brontë (our calico), has been crowding the keyboard! So appropriate! 😉


6 thoughts on “SIA: Le Chat Noir

  1. Mike

    Awesome choice Jen! I know that I’m going to love this one for a couple of different reasons!
    Looking forward to it! And from the sounds of it, your cat is excited about this one too!
    So awesome that you have this in your house! 🙂

  2. Jessica

    I love this print! It is actually hanging in my kitchen, along with another Steinlen! We were fortunate enough to “accidentally” go to one of his exhibits several years ago. The featured artist was Toulouse Lautrec, and we were so excited to find that Steinlen posters were part of the exhibit, too.

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