- Le Monnier
- 47 x 63 inches (119 x 160 cm)
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A stream-lined, Art Deco segment of the Orinoco with her black hull and red, yellow and black funnels, presented in such a way as to imply her massive size. Anton was a native of Hamburg who started working for a local agency there, but from 1921 on, had his own studio where he produced a large body of work for Hapag, the big transatlantic conglomerate. Later, he became an art instructor at the Bremen High School of Art.
As if a willowy, tan nude weren’t enough to lure us into the languidly beautiful world of Monte-Carlo, Domergue also presents us with a veritable cornucopia of flora to demonstrate the area’s lush bounty.
Known for his lithe, elongated women in comely poses, Domergue was the designer of choice when one wanted coy elegance to exude from an advertisement. Here, a sun-kissed nymphette is perched on a diving board, charming us into taking a swim with her.
Food and drink clients often brought out the best in Mauzan’s artistry. This festive woman dripping in grapevines toasts us from her perch on a life-size red rocking horse. It’s one of those images that makes no sense when deconstructed, but perfect sense as an advertising message.