Artist: Joseph Sattler German (1867-1931)
Plate: PL. 67
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
"The Berlin Secession revue Pan was given a striking visual identity by the cover Sattler designed for it…Art Nouveau's writhing lines were often used to delineate perverse beauty, and 'Le Livre de l'Affiche' (p.102) describes this image as characteristic of Secessionist 'vitality, spontaneity and a certain taste for provocation" (Rennert, PAI-XX 417)
"This is an example of the Art Nouveau branch known as symbolism. It depicts the Greek figure Pan looking over the horizon. In the middle-ground are the traditional work tools: rake, shovel and hoe. In the foreground is a papery flower with the word 'Pan' and the year '1895' formed by the stamen. The image of Pan's face is on each petal of the flower. Pan, a mischievous character is juxtaposed with the hard working tool images. The flower shows the birth of science that was occurring at the time. New ideas about rationality, mathematics and evolution were all evolving at this time. However, the overlooking Pan image symbolizes the problems that may arise out of these new discoveries"