Tag Archives: Giuseppe Riccobaldi

LITERATURE AFLOAT BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART & POSTERS  (PART TWO)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-ladies-home-journal-dec-1941.html Proceeding with the link of graphic art and literature, after the disappearance of the Belle Epoch and its internationally galvanized Romanticism, we find an intriguing change on the move. Gone are the rather precious, elaborate garments and the sense … Continue reading

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THE MEDITERRANEAN FACTOR IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/travel-les-poissons-volants-c.1950.html The extraordinary beauty and mystery of the various shores and skies of the Mediterranean Sea become, in the Golden Age of lithographic poster art, portrayals serving the dawning of the Age of Consumerism. When you consider the transactions involved … Continue reading

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THE POWERS OF SOLITUDE IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

The bountiful graphic instalment of lithographic marketing tends to be a blazingly public affair. Much of the stream of vignettes to that effect involves figures more or less directly addressing the public concerning the virtues of the product or service. … Continue reading

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ITALY, SHOWING THAT IT HAS WHAT IT TAKES!

Touring Club Italiano c.1915;Giuseppe Riccobaldi;7 1/2″ x 6 1/2″; A-,P At the heart of many Italian vintage graphics you will find a special fluency for the sizzle of motion. Italian designers tend to be geniuses in capturing the magic of the … Continue reading

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MAKING WAVES IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC  ART

This bustling locomotive, in addition to being a rare and somewhat oddly satisfying vintage poster, is a cue to looking closely at the varied and intriguing means of putting across motion (that delicious phenomenon) in eye-and-heart-catching visual advertisements. It may … Continue reading

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THE GREAT UPHEAVAL: ART PICTURING EARTHQUAKES

Over the past few years, there have been several exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario which excitingly provided close-ups of a plunge into a massive, disturbing and thrilling change in orientation from that of a longstanding mainstream rationality. Efforts … Continue reading

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

I’ve been haunted of late by an amazing installation of films by Chinese visual artist, Yang Fudong, at the TIFF exhibition space. Titled, “New Women,” it will make an appearance on the I Desire blog this Friday. On first viewing … Continue reading

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LIFE AT SEA: NAUTICAL GRAPHICS THAT STAY ON COURSE!

                              Crociere Estate (1935) Gino Boccasile;11″ x 8 1/4″;B+,P There is something hard to describe but quite overwhelming about vintage graphics that capture the play of light on the high seas. The figure shown here could have caught some rays … Continue reading

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