absinthe poster

Henri Privat-Livemont (1861-1936), ‘Le Masque Anarchiste’, 1897

“Privat Livemont was, alongside the more well-known name of Alphonse Mucha, one of the greatest graphic artists of the Art Nouveau movement. His famous Absinthe Robette poster, with a seductive redhead elevating the fabled elixir, is one of the most famous images of the Art Nouveau movement. In this poster, the Proletariat workers rise up and hack the bourgeois to death in the woods outside Paris. The potential of organized workers was painted as a bogeyman in this novel, serialized in the newspaper La Reforme.”

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