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Artist: George Barbier French (1882-1932)

Plate: bar.07

Title: La Terre (The Earth)

Description: Condition A
Art Deco Pochoir (Hand coloured) original lithograph from "Falbalas & Fanfreluches".
Printed by Chez Meynial, Paris 1926.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Sheet Size: 6 1/2 in x 9 7/8 in
  16.5 cm x 25 cm
Price: Sold

"Created by the Art Deco master of fashion illustration, George Barbier, through the employment of the pochoir technique, the sumptuous fashion plates, in addition to offering beautiful works of illustration, give viewers a peek into the development of art, fashion, and design at a time when society was changing significantly and rapidly. Barbier imbued his images with a luxury and decadence that has come to exemplify Art Deco's Golden Age. The illustrations testify as to how trends and movements within the fine arts, such as Orientalism, Cubism, Futurism, and Abstract art, had a profound influence on the decorative arts during this time." (Pratt Institute Fashion Plate Collection)

Pochoir, French for stencil, defines a technique of print making popular in France in the early 1900s. It is a labor intensive process of applying brilliant color by hand using a series of cutout stencils. Each plate is an original print using up to thirty stencils in one image. All are hand colored and most are signed in the plate by the illustrator.

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