Fiammiferi Senza Fosforo (small), 1895 ca

Hohenstein, Adolfo poster: Fiammiferi Senza Fosforo (small)

This is the Italian poster at its most wildly allegorical best. Hohenstein gives us a vision of heaven and hell, all to promote sulphur-free matches! This very early Art Nouveau poster features iridescent color and an interwoven, spiraling composition to build drama. It is a uniquely Italian creation, and offers a vivid contrast to the French poster in its classicism and operatic melodrama.

Very rare, and in excellent condition (as fresh as the day it was printed).

Hohenstein, Adolfo

12.2 x 23.4 inches (31 x 59 cm)

Lithograph | Backed on linen

Inventory #ITL12929

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