Art of the Poster 1880-1918 

Art of the Poster 1880-1918, una colección descargable de carteles de la “Edad de Oro” del diseño gráfico,  que nos ofrece el Colegio de Arte y Diseño de Minneapolis (MCAD)

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design now offers over 200 free posters online.

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet learning. Recently, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has opted to contribute to this downloadable, digitized phenomenon with Art of the Poster 1880-1918, a curated collection of posters from the “Golden Age” of graphic design.

 

Featuring over 200 printed works, Art of the Poster 1880-1918 presents a look at lithography’s rise in popularity during La Belle Époque. It was during this time that artists like Alphonse Mucha, Jules Chéret, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec popularized the art form, which gained public prominence thanks to new methods of production.

You can see (and download) this comprehensive collection of splendid works of  avant-garde art on the Art of the Poster 1880-1918 Flickr page.

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, 1896

Jules Chéret, 1893

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1893

Henri Meunier, 1897

Beggarstaff Brothers, 1895

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