BELLE EPOQUE

Due to beauty, size and difficulty of the Princes-Princesses and Belle Epoque sets, I have decided to display them separately. Slania engraved two plates for realization of these sets, one plate was engraved inverted, as die plates are engraved, for printing of black lines and other plate was engraved at right side for printing of colours of stamps in offset. Then, two plates of stamps were required. Some example is shown below.

BELLE ÉPOQUE: Is considered the time period in French and Belgian history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1870 and ending when World War I began in 1914. Occurring during the era of the Third French Republic (beginning 1870), it was a period characterized by optimism, peace at home and in Europe, new technology and scientific discoveries. The peace and prosperity in Paris allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a “golden age” in contrast to the horrors of World War I.

From the left to the right:

  • 08.11.1982. The Royal Palace’s Entry of Honour in 1893 and The Casino in Monte Carlo in 1870.
  • 09.11.1983. Valentia Thermal Baths on the Beach in 1902 and Le Café de Paris in 1905.

From the left to the right:

  • 08.11.1984. Rue Grimaldi in 1908 and La Gare (Railway Station) in Monaco, 1910.
  • 07.11.1985. The Harbour of Monaco in 1912 and the Gare Avenue in 1920.

From the left to the right:

28.10.1986. Bandstand and the Casino in 1920 and and Avenue du Beau Rivage in 1925.

16.11.1987. Rampe Major in 1925 and the Gare (Railway Station) of Montecarlo in 1925.

From the left to the right:

08.09.1988. Paquebot in Montecarlo, 1910 and Place de la Gare (Railway Stat. Square) in 1910.

26.10.1989. Ship in the Harbour in 1915 and Salle de Jeux (Game Salon) of Casino in 1915.

Hubert Clerissi was born in Monaco May 16, 1923 . After a break in the Navy ( 1942 to 1946) , he returned to the Principality and participated successfully in various exhibitions and the first and second edition of the Salon Monaco in 1950 , where he was awarded the first prize.

The works of this period are characterized by a rejection of objective and outline structures imposed, but always with a concern for the organization of cellular components, halfway Fauves and painters of the “Ecole de Paris”. Meanwhile, the work of painter Monaco extraordinarily successful and conquers collectors around the world, starting with the royal family of Monaco who noticed since its inception.

He exhibited everywhere in Monaco , Italy (Turin, San Remo, Florence , Montecatini), France (Paris, Nice, Toulon, Rouen, Hyères, Perpignan, Grenoble, Megève), but also in Switzerland, Belgium, Morocco , United States (Pittsburgh, New Orleans) , Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama ), Germany (Cologne, Munich) Canada , England , Holland , Tunisia …