French poster for L’ATLANTIDE (Jacques Feyder, France/Belgium, 1921)

Artist: Manuel Orazi (1860-1934)

Poster source: WalterFilm

“In 1920 Manuel Orazi was called on to design the sets, costumes, and posters for the film adaptation of Pierre Benoit’s novel L'Atlantide. A story of a monstrous Queen Antinea, descendant of the rulers of Atlantis, it was a perfect fit for Orazi’s theosophy leanings. Orazi had already had a very distinguished career, which included posters for Sarah Bernhardt’s Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, jewelry and poster designs for the Maison Moderne, and various illustrated books by authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, and Oscar Wilde.” –Nekokaiju