|Artist: Otto Fischer
German (1870-1947) |
Plate: PL. 127
fur Moderne Plakate|
A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de
L'Affiches" series. |
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame.
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Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Maitre Sheet Size:||11 3/8 in x
15 3/4 in|
| ||29 cm x 40 cm|
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Text: Printers of modern Posters, Wilhelm Hoffman, Dresden
"In 1896, the first year of the Jugendstil, or German Art Nouveau
style, Otto Fischer produced this striking poster of a man and a woman
engrossed in looking at a large print. No setting is indicated, aside
from the woman's chair, and the focus is entirely on the print which
is turned slightly toward the viewer to reveal the image of two girls
in a landscape framed by a tree branch
The poster is an advertisement
for a printing house, Wilhelm Hoffmann's Studio for Modern Posters
in Dresden. It may have been for that reason that the artist dispensed
with the gallery setting so frequent in French posters of people looking
at prints, with which he was obviously familiar. The contrast in style
between the poster itself and the subordinate image is noteworthy.
The former relies on bold colours and flat planes, the latter on more
intricate detail Clearly, artists with many diverse styles were encouraged
to bring their works to Hoffmann for printing"(Wolfe,