Artist: EUGENE GRASSET (1841-1917)
Size: 32 3/8 x 50 1/2 in./82.2 x 128.2 cm
Condition: B+/ Slight tears at folds.
Printer: Imp. G. de Malherbe, Paris
Reference: Ref: DFP-II, 408; Berthon & Grasset, 26; Gold, 180; Graphic Design/Taschen, p. 104; PAI-XXX, 230
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Art Deco; Exhibition
1e Exposition d’Art Décoratif. 1894.
Grasset created the first poster for the first annual show of decorative arts. It was the beginning of a movement that culminated in 1925 with a widely acclaimed exhition that introduced Art Deco as a major trend in a wide field of applied arts. At this early stage, Grasset represents Art Deco as a lightly draped nude, manipulating flowering branches, hinting at Art Deco's preoccupation with themes from nature as ornamental elements.