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LES PANSEMENTS LA CROIX-SOLEIL-COTONS-OUATES-BANDES DE GAZ-COMPRESSES (1023)
ANTIQUE VINTAGE POSTERS from CAPPIELLO Leonetto
31.5 X 47.5 (inches) / 80.0 x 120.5 (cm)
A (very fine)
Linen (backed on acid-free paper and cotton canvas)
The poster was created to be used as an advertising object. They do not merely reproduce a painting or sculpture or other work of art; the original purpose for printing was to legitimately advertise a product or service. Many factors determine the value of a vintage poster, including its rarity, condition, designer and sometimes subject matter. We unconditionally guarantee each item to be as described and absolutely authentic. WE DO NOT SELL ANY REPRODUCTIONS.
Leonetto Cappiello is often called the father of the Modern Poster. His posters are a sequel to the works of the artists such as Villemot, Cheret and Pal. The Italian born artist, born in Leghorn in 1875, became famous in 1900 and created posters in Paris for over forty years. In the beginning, he became quite popular as a caricaturist working for magazines. His style was humorous and joyful, with bold colors and he went on to become a successful posterist just at a time when the output of the 1890's had begun to slow. Cappiello was the poster artist to work in the traditions of the nineteenth century. Cappiello had a clear antecedents in his style but he developed an entirely original approach to the means of portraying the pictorial message. By means of wide color planes and highly exaggerated colors and situations, he shocked, surprised and moved. He began his career with a very gestural style and then went on to lead the bold graphic style of the Art Deco movement as it flowered in the 1902's and 30's. He designed posters for ballets, literature, plays and music halls, champagne and spirits bottles and even travel. He produced approximately 3,000 lithographic posters, making him the most prestigious artist in the history of the lithographic poster. In 1981, a major retrospective of Cappiello's work was presented at the Galerie Nationale du Grand Palais in Paris.
Also called Style Moderne, Art Deco is a movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Its name was derived from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, where the style was first exhibited. Art Deco design represented modernism turned into fashion. Its products included both individually crafted luxury items and mass-produced wares, but, in either case, the intention was to create a sleek and antitraditional elegance that symbolized wealth and sophistication.
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