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Allez en Corse CGT c1950s Corsica French Travel Poster, Edouard Collin

Original vintage travel poster by Edouard Collin circa 1950, Allez En Corse Corse Corsica Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Printed by Editions Transatlantiques.

Collin's expertly catches the rugged beautifulness of French Mediterranean Sea island Corsica, as we peak through a cove opening and see the sun soaked port.

Edouard Collin (1906-1983) began his artistic career at the renowned Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was the artistic director for CGT from 1950 -1959, and created many wonderful posters for the company. He also designed the ships' menus, schedules, and many other design elements.

A lovely poster in superb linen-backed condition.

France has a long and rich history in poster design that dates back to the mid-19th century.... CLICK TO READ MORE
One of the most influential figures in the development of vintage posters was the French poster artist Jules Chéret. Around 1866, Chéret is credited with producing the first colour lithograph posters, using a technique he refined from the black and white process first invented by German actor and playwright Alois Senefelder in 1798. Cheret's three stone lithographic process allowed artists to achieve every colour in the rainbow using just three stones - usually red, yellow and blue - printed in careful registration.

The Parisian artists, headed by Cheret and including masters Steinlen, Willette, Grasset, Bonnard, Forain and, last but certainly not least, Toulouse-Lautrec's vibrant and eye-catching designs influenced, in part, by Japanese Woodcuts brought a new level of visual appeal to the streets of Paris and, in turn, established the poster as an art form.

The Belle Époque (Beautiful Era), a period of peace and frivolity in France from the late 19th to the early 20th century (1870-1914), played a significant role in the continued advancement of poster design. This era coincided with economic growth and the rise of a new middle class with disposable income and leisure time. It was during this time that the poster craze took hold in France, with posters being used for advertising various products, events, and entertainment.

Over the decades that followed from these auspicious beginnings French poster design continued to flourish and designers from around the world followed suit in experimenting with poster design for advertisements for cultural events, travel, film, food and drink and more.

This original vintage movie poster has been professionally linen-backed is sized an impressive 25 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches (plus a little more with the linen). It will be sent rolled (unframed).

  • Year: c1950s
  • Poster Type: French Travel Poster
  • Style: -
  • Art By: Edouard Collin
  • Rolled/Folded/Other: Rolled - Linen-backed
  • Condition: Near Mint
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