Air France – Paris Dove Small is a 1947 French travel advertisement for Air France by Regis Manset. In this image, Manset includes landmarks of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Cœur, and Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as the Seine River. The landscape is illustrated as resting the back of a dove, a symbol of peace in the aftermath of World War II. The dove had also been popularized by Pablo Picasso’s artwork at the time. This image was released in a larger size. In 1952, Manset created a second version of this poster in which more Paris landmarks are depicted with slight changes to the composition, such as the dove pointing towards the southwest.
Regis Manset was a French illustrator who created book illustrations and cartoon images for newspapers beginning in the 1930’s. He entered into the advertising field and became best known for his illustrations for Air France during the 1950’s.
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