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Pierre Thiriot: Musée Barrois

Pierre Thiriot was one of the great 1920’s artistic designers in Paris, creating works for the theatre, music halls and casinos of the time, including for the Folies Bergère, and the Moulin Rouge, where in 1928 he designed the famous embroidered curtain “La Jungle”; and in 1929 he created a large decorative panel for the Casino de Paris, “Les Papillons” inspired by the music of Schumann. He was immersed in the life of the theatre and music halls, creating portraits of the stars of the period: Alexandre Sakharoff, Vaslav Nijinsky, Jeanne Ronsay, Maurice Béjart, Dolores Parguez.


Recently, on the centenary of Thiriot’s birth, in 2004, a retrospective was organised by the Centre Culturel d’Argonne; and in 2012 an exhibition celebrating his work was held at the Musée Barrois, in France.