1980 Original Paul Gauguin Exhibition Poster, Les Impressionnistes du Musee de Chicago
Size: 18.5 x 27.5 inches
Notes: Poster, unlined
Artist: Paul Gauguin (After)
About The Poster: This poster advertises an exhibition of Impressionist paintings from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, taking place at the Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. The image that you see is from Gaugin's 1893 painting, The Ancestors of Tehamana.
"In the late 19th century, the Impressionists defied academic tradition in French art with their emphasis on modern subjects, sketch-like technique, and practice of painting in the open air with pure, high-keyed colour. In the wake of the Impressionist revolution, a new generation of artists pushed the basic pictorial components of colour, line, and composition into new psychological and formal territories, influencing many abstract artists of the early 20th century. The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the largest and most significant collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world."(The Art Institute of Chicago)
This poster is in A-/B+ condition with two slight hairline tears along the left hand side. Its warm palette and historical significance would add ambiance and intrigue to any café, office, or home.