Air France - Afrique Du Nord Blue

  • 10762
  • Bernard Villemot
  • 24.5” x 39”
  •  1948
  • $1500
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  • Air France, founded in 1933 always had a close relation with North Africa. Morocco was a French Colony from 1912 until 1956, and Air France moved operations from France to Casablanca, Morocco during WWII. By 1948, when this poster was created, Air France operated 130 aircraft and was one of the largest fleets in the world. Air France wanted to show through their posters that they were flying to many places, even if they were remote and lesser known by the general public.
     
    For Afrique du Nord,the artist Bernard Villemot was most likely inspired by Casablanca and other Moroccan cities. The buildings are painted in white with some hints of pale pink and yellow. A tall minaret stands out in the middle of the image. The contrast between the soft blue background and the whites, yellows and pinks evokes the dessert at night time.
     
    Bernard Villemot had a lengthy and renowned career as one of the last great poster artists of the 20th Century. To learn more about the career of Villemot, please follow this link :  https://rossartgroup.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/the-work-of-bernard-villemot/
     
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.