Absinthe transfixes a young beauty in Privat Livemont’s “Absinthe Robette.” The late 19th-century absinthe craze coincided with the popularity of large lithographic posters as advertisements and independent works of art. Created in 1896 and considered to be Livemont’s masterpiece, the work drew immediate acclaim for its remarkable design and sheer, subtle shades of green. This iconic Art Nouveau image has spawned millions of reproductions, and the original is the absinthe poster most coveted by collectors.
In Privat Livemont’s exceptionally colored, detailed posters, beautiful women hold glasses of absinthe aloft as though receiving a sacred elixir from the gods. The Belgian artist was renowned for his absinthe-themed Art Nouveau advertisements. Originally a painter, his career took an unanticipated turn when a poster he designed won first prize prompting his to learn lithography. Livemont's (1861 – 1936) iconic works are displayed in museums and galleries worldwide.
This art print was created using a sophisticated digital printer. The Giclee printing process delivers a fine stream of archival ink on archival paper, resulting in vivid, pure color and exceptional detail that is suitable for museum or gallery display.
- Nice Workmanship
- Vibrant Colors
- Visually Appealing
- 35 – 39
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