Jules Cavailles

1957 Original French Travel Poster, Paris

$1,400.00
  • 1957 Original French Travel Poster, Paris

Jules Cavailles

1957 Original French Travel Poster, Paris

$1,400.00

Date: 1957
Size:  24.5 x 38.75 inches
Artist: Jules Cavaillès

About the Poster: A lovely and decorative poster for the wonderful tourist destination of Paris. We adore the colors and movement in this piece. Would look great in a bedroom or dining room!

About the Artist: Jules Cavaillès (1901-1977) was a French painter and one of eight members of the Poetic Realists (Les Peintres de la réalité poétique), a term coined in 1949 by Gisèle d'Assailly. The artists shared a studio, a love of colour, and a desire to represent nature and the human form under the best and happiest of lights. Theirs was not a movement of extremism, war, illness, or darkness. They stood for light, sunshine, happiness, and health, often depicting the French countryside, circus acts, scenes of intimacy, etc. Cavaillès in particular tended to breakdown shapes and colours, similarly to Matisse. Before 1950 when drawing became important to his work, he would play with bright colours without prescribing them to set lines or shapes.