Lac d’Annecy (Lake Annecy in English) is a bucolic area of the French Alps, near the Swiss border. For centuries it has been prized for its dramatic beauty, but surged in popularity in the early 1900s when the expansion of trains made it more accessible. This poster promotes exactly that; hop aboard the Paris - Lyon- Mediterranee (P.L.M.) train and several hours later, a boat will meet you at the Lac d’Annecy station for transport to the resort towns and thermal baths that line the Lake. The beauty of the Lake is on full display in this poster, with a dramatic sunset beginning to dip behind the peaks of the Alps. Seagulls graze the water as the boat comes to pick us up for our vacation.
Hugo d’Alesi (1849-1906) created this stunning poster. Born in Romania, d’Alesi was one of the first true poster artists and he worked almost exclusively for the P.L.M. train company. He printed his posters in an elaborate fashion that often incorporated more than 15 colors, which gave them a rich, watercolor effect. His hundreds of poster designs were well-loved by all of France, including some famous artists. Paul Cezanne once said, "I should like to do decorative landscapes like Hugo d'Alesi, yes, with my small sensibility".
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