Andre Renaud, 1929
Vins Camp Romain, 1930
Cordial Campari (Red Lg), 1926
Beausoleil, 1928 ca.
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Art Deco Primer:
Art Deco replaced Art Nouveau as the major international decorative style after World War I and continued until World War II. Art Deco represented a machine age aesthetic, replacing flowing, floral motifs with streamlined, geometric designs that expressed the speed, power and scale of modern technology.
Design influences were many, from the modern art movements of Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism to ancient geometric design elements from the exotic cultures of Egypt, Assyria and Persia. In poster art, precursors were the German Plakatstil, the Viennese Secession and the Parisian fashion design revolution that began in 1908.
The style received its name from the Decorative Arts Exposition of Paris in 1925, which marked the full flowering of Art Deco design. Simplification and abstraction were always it's hallmarks, although the graceful elegance and exoticism of its early days yielded to a more muscular and forceful style in the late 1920s and 1930s.
That final phase is often called the "Cassandre Style" after its most famous artist, who enjoyed a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Cassandre's sleek designs of towering ships and speeding trains are still considered the style's quintessential images.
France: Barbier, Bernard, Broders, Cassandre, Colin, Carlu, Dorival, Domergue, Dupas, Falcucci, Loupot, Marton, Maurus and Solon
Switzerland: Baumberger, Coulon, Diggelmann, Fontanet, Laubi, Loupot, Matter, Morach, Stoecklin and Trapp
Italy: Boccasile, Codognato, Dudovich, Lenhart, Nizzoli, Seneca, Sepo and Riccobaldi
Britain: Herrick, Ham, McKnight-Kauffer, Newbould, Purvis and Zero
Germany: Anton, Gotschke, Hohlwein, Steiner and Wiertz
United States: Beall, Binder, Brodovitch, Maurer and Ragan
Holland: Hofman, Pieck, Ten Broek and Wilminck
Misc: Bereny (Hungary), Norblin (Poland), Ribas (Spain), Satomi (Japan), Sellheim (Australia)and many more!
For more, visit our past gallery exhibition: Art Deco Poster Masterpieces 1921-1939