Art Nouveau

These images are snap shots taken from home of some drink coasters I have. They have a cork backing and have seen there better days. Once I read the Art Nouveau chapter in Meggs I remembered I owned these drink coasters. These are all from French designer Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and have been significantly used. I have always enjoyed this style and the quality of work. Now I know in what period they were created in. This man only produced 31 posters and drew them directly on lithographic stone from memory.  My long time favorite piece is the poster on the bottom. It is a portion of the whole piece found in the text book. Toulouse's love of cats was often used in his poster designs.


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