Alcoholby Manuel Orazi
Lingue Vinicole de France
A woman squeezing grapes and a cherub dipping his arrow into the glass of grape juice.Orazi ""was a native of Rome who spent most of his adulthood in Paris as a graphic and decorative artist. To make a living, he supplied illustrations to various magazines, notably Paris-Noel, Le Figaro Illustre and L'Assiette au Beurre, starting in 1892. Eventually, he landed a steady position with the prestigious art and home d,cor store La Maison Moderne, for whom he designed jewelry-as well as one of his best posters. In painting and in poster design he favored somewhat exotic themes with art nouveau overtones. In ""Ligue Vinicole de France,"" the little cherub dipping his arrow of love in freshly squeezed wine makes for an appealing image promoting the French Wine Guild. Note Orazi's sure hand with colors-one of the prominent characters of the posterist.