Size: 48.5 x 64.5 inches
Artist: Villot, Charles
A classic and iconic image of the Art Deco period, this poster by Charles Villot has often been reproduced, but only the original has the depth of light and colour.
Wikipedia defines Art Deco as a popular international art design movement from 1925 until the 1940s, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional, and modern. The movement was a mixture of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Art Nouveau, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.'
Characterized by the clean lines and the perspective which often define posters of this period, the advertisement was for a furniture company, and one can almost smell the smoke coming off the gitane in the frame.