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Vintage Poster: Antar
Artist: Rochegrosse, Georges

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This is an Art Nouveau period French advertising poster for the opera Antar. This poster features a large image illustrating a scene from the opera, showing a triumphant knight on a horse standing on large rock. Surrounding him to the front and sides is a dully colored rocky landscape, and on the left side of this landscape is a glimpse of a battle scene. Above and behind him the sun touches the mountains creating vibrant colors of oranges, pinks, and greens, which creates a dynamic contrast with the bright, blue sky in the background. This stone lithograph was created by M.G. Rochegrosse.

Antar, a historic play in four acts, with music by Gabriel Dupont, ran from 1912 through 1914 at the Theatre National de L'Opera, Paris. It was written by the French-Lebanese writer and journalist, Chekri Ganem, about Antarah Ibn Shaddād al-'Absī, a pre-Islamic Arab hero and poet. Ganem spent most of his life in exile, as he was a vehement advocate of the independence of Lebanon from the Ottoman Empire.

This poster was printed by Maquet Gr. PARIS, 1921.

Approx. Size: 26" x 34" (66cm x 86cm)
Artist: Rochegrosse, Georges
Circa: 1921
Origin: France
Price Range Category: $801.00 up to $1,600.00
ID: 00462

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