|Designer:||Prikker, Johan Thorn (1868-1932)|
|Dimensions:||82 x 122 cm | 32.28 x 48.03 inches|
|Condition:||Mint | | A|
|Publisher:||Kaiser Wilhelm Museum|
|Printed by:||Lith. S. Lankhout & Co., Den Haag,the Netherlands.|
This remarkable and genuine vintage poster serves as a captivating promotion for the Holländische Kunstausstellung (Dutch Art Exhibition) held at the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Krefeld, Germany. Established in 1897, the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum has been a prominent institution dedicated to showcasing the Arts and Crafts movements of art and design.
The poster highlights the artistic prowess of Johann Thorn Prikker, a versatile creative genius who excelled as a painter, teacher, graphic designer, glass artist, sculptor, designer, and ceramicist. Born in The Hague, Netherlands, and later passing away in Cologne, Germany, Thorn Prikker played a significant role in the art exhibition scene, particularly during the modern period. His body of work encompasses various styles, including Symbolism, Impressionism, and Art Nouveau.
This poster beautifully embodies the style of the Secession movement, a groundbreaking art movement that aimed to dissolve the boundaries between decorative and fine arts, as well as blur the distinction between artists and craftsmen. Noteworthy artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele emerged from this movement, which later evolved into the influential Bauhaus movement.
The poster is exceptionally well-preserved, presenting itself in mint condition, showcasing the stunning artwork and conveying the historical significance of the Holländische Kunstausstellung.