- ca. 1960
- 40 x 25 inches (102 x 64 cm)
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Jean Carlu (1900–1997) a famous French graphic designer, specialized in posters. He was member of a family of architects; his brother Jacques Carlu, for example, designed the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. He made posters during World War II to promote an increase in American production.
In a style more consistent with his stage designs, Cassandre depicts a tranquil vista on a Venetian canal. Cassandre’s talent was widely recognized early on, and he became the first poster artist to be honored with a one-man show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Mouron pl 68 (var), Suntory 65, Travel Italia p. 63.
From a balcony overgrown with ancient vines and flora, we gaze across the rocky landscape at the mythical island of Capri, a famous resort area since Roman times.