Bonfils, Robert

1976 French Art Deco Exhibition Poster, Cinquantenaire Paris 1925 (Blue) - Bonfils

$625.00
  • 1976 French Art Deco Exhibition Poster, Cinquantenaire Paris 1925 (Blue) - Bonfils

Bonfils, Robert

1976 French Art Deco Exhibition Poster, Cinquantenaire Paris 1925 (Blue) - Bonfils

$625.00

Date: 1976
Size: 15.5 x 23 inches

About The Poster: This poster celebrates a 50th anniversary exhibition held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1977. The poster is an almost exact replica of the poster that was used by the museum in 1925 and was designed by Robert Bonfils (1886-1971). Simple and elegant, this poster is in excellent condition.

Of the 1925 World Fair: "This exhibition epitomized what came to be called decades later "Art Deco," a "modern" style characterized by a streamlined classicism, geometric and symmetric compositions, and a sleek machine-age look. The Exposition poster, by Robert Bonfils, imitating the look of a woodblock print, featured a modern athletic nymph and a racing gazelle." (Wikipedia)

The modern athletic nymph is actually a reference to Diana, a goddess of Roman mythology associated with woodland and wild animals, and hunting. According to Tag Gronberg, she symbolized the new modern woman: healthy, fast-moving, and light on her feet - appropriate characteristics for the athletic and fashionable. 

Poster is in excellent condition and ready to frame.