Maitres De L'Affiche - Pl 224 Tournoi de Lutte de Liege

  • 13102
  • Armand Rassenfosse
  • 11.5” x 15.5”
  •  1900
  • $350
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  • Maîtres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) refers to 256 color lithographic plates used to create an art publication during the Belle Époque in Paris, France. The collection, reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller 11 x 15 inch format, was put together by Jules Chéret, the father of poster art and distributed between 1895 and 1900. The varied selection of prints were sold in packages of four and delivered monthly to subscribers. Designed for a subscription audience it showcased the most influential posters of the era in a collectible small format.  
    "Arguably the finest poster on the subject of wrestling ever seen. For a tournament in Liege, Rassenfosse (1862 – 1934)applies a strong graphic approach with the striking image of the wrestlers, who virtually emerge from the poster frame, rendered in deep colours and flat planes to contrast against an impressionist rendering of spectators providing the background. Minguet makes the interesting observation that the interlocked bodies of the wrestlers perfectly parallel the lines of the artist's monogram!"(Rennert, PAI-XXVI, 512)
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is printed on heavy weight paper and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.