Decorative ornamentation is on full display in this poster that promotes an exhibit of Dutch art at the Kaiser Wilhem Museum in Krefeld, Germany.
This poster is done in the style of the Secession movement, an art style that sought to eliminate the distinction between decorative and fine arts, and artists and craftsmen. This movement yielded important artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, and later evolved into the Bauhaus movement.
Johan Thorn Prikker (1868-1932) was an important Dutch artist who moved to Germany in 1903 - the year of this poster. He created several posters for the Krefeld Museum over his career. His style was influenced by the Dutch Orient, making him a perfect match to create this poster.
The Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Krefeld, Germany was established in 1897 with a focus on the Arts and Crafts movements of art and design. It was dedicated in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm I, the King of Prussia and later Emperor of Germany who passed away in 1888.
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