The artist of the poster, Robys, otherwise known as Robert Wolff, uses bright, contrasting colors and a dynamic composition to promote the exciting and celebratory Kina Lillet beverage. A beautiful woman, dressed in bountiful grapes and bright and festive colors enhance the allure of the liqueur. The image is so dynamic in both color and composition that it is still used in advertising to this day.
Kina Lillet is an aperitif wine made from blends of Bordeaux wine, quinine and fruit liqueur, invented in 1887 by brothers Pierre and Raymond Lillet. Kina Lillet was white, which set it apart from other aperitifs at the time that were red. The Kina Lillet company launched in 1895 and was quickly nicknamed the "aperitif of Bordeaux." In 1986, the company was under pressure to appease the international market and removed most of the quinine in Lillet. Today, the company is known as Lillet Blanc.
Little is known about the artist of the poster Robys (Robert Wolff). His works have been documented from 1933 to 1950, and many were done in one over size sheet measuring in average 51x78 inches. His style is somewhat bold but yet whimsical in the genre of Cappiello, D’ Ylen, and LeMonnier.
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