German Art Nouveau master Adolpho Hohenstein (1854 – 1928) advertised the drama of the 19th century Italian opera with equally dramatic posters. Hohenstein was so immersed in the Italian spirit that he was nicknamed “Father of the Italian Poster.” While working for publishing house, Ricordi, he created postcards and immense posters promoting its music. Hohenstein’s flamboyant posters paired well with the drama of the opera, and transformed the Italian poster into art.
This premium giclée print, an upgrade from the standard giclée print, is produced on thick (310 gsm), textured watercolor paper made from alpha cellulous wood pulp that is acid free. It shares the same vivid colors, accuracy, and exceptional resolution that make giclée prints the standard for museums and galleries around the world. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto a high-quality paper. The smooth transitions of color gradients make giclée prints appear much more realistic than other prints.