Visages de France



Visages de France



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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)




lithograph printed by Mourlot


24 x 16.5 in. (60 x 42 cm.)


A; not backed


This is the original poster for an exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.”Visages de France: Une réalisation photographique de Jacques Thiersé,”. The lithographed image features a line drawing of France along with Cocteau’s distinct and beautiful handwriting. The poster was produced by Atelier Mourlot, a fine art lithographic printers who, in the early 20th century, invited some of the most celebrated artists of the time to the studio to collaborate on traditional stone lithography. Artists such as Braque, Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró and Picasso worked with Mourlot to produce visually striking lithographs that were used as posters to promote the artists’ work or exhibitions and pasted up all over cities. Today, these beautifully lithographed posters make the perfect interior decoration and are collectable works of art in their own right.

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