Womenby Jean Miscelas Peske
Estampe & Affiche
This is the prize poster for any real poster collector- and its beauty is exceeded only by its rarity. The colors are cleverly harmonized, and the light of water produces a very good effect.This is the prize poster for any real poster collector- and its beauty is exceeded only by its rarity. Crauzat, announcing its publication in the revue for which it was published, is full of praise for it, indicating that its clear tones and design shows the artist to be a master of the decorative effect. Crauzat also indicates that Peske executed the design himself on stone, but that the typography was the work of a Mr. Riom. L'Estampe et l'Affiche was probably the most influential publication in the field of color lithography and, under the editorship of Andre Mellerio, did much to encourage poster art in the brief period of its existence (March 1897 to December 1899). The Poster described this work as follows: ""On the green summit of a cliff, two women - one lying down and the other sitting - giving a back view of themselves, look far away into the dying perspective of the ocean. Their dresses, respectively red and blue, give two beautiful contrasting notes to the ambient tonalities. Mountains encircle the bay, the calmness of which is disturbed only by the modulated swing of a smack. The colors are cleverly harmonized, and the light of water produces a very good effect."" (June 1898, p.28) What is incredible is that we know of no other poster created by Peske.