Carlos Schwabe 'Elysian Fields', Switzerland, 1903, 200gsm A3 Vintage Classic Art Poster
An interesting collection of Swiss Symbolism from Carlos Schwabe, faithfully reproduced by World of Art and printed on quality 200gsm-thick four-star Green Star eco-friendly paper with a soft-satin low-sheen finish and high quality inks to retain colour vibrancy for years to come. Green star system approved paper is a universally recognised eco-responsibility paper based on the origin of the fibre and the manufacturing process. All our posters are standard A3 size and look beautiful with or without frames but if you're thinking of framing then a standard A3 frame will fit perfectly. All posters come with a thin white border.
Please note before ordering all our posters are reproduction posters
Standard A3 Size
16.53" x 11.69"
42cm x 29.7cm
420mm x 297mm
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Carlos Schwabe, 1866 to 1926, was a Swiss Symbolist painter and printmaker. Born in Altona, Holstein, Germany and moving to Geneva, Switzerland at an early age, he received the Swiss nationality. After studying art in Geneva, he relocated to Paris as a young man, where he worked as a wallpaper designer, and became acquainted with Symbolist artists. His paintings typically featured mythological and allegorical themes and was much in demand as a book illustrator. Two distinct styles are recognized in his art. Before 1900, Schwabe's paintings were more individual and experimental, indicating the idealism of the Symbolists; conventional, allegorical scenes from nature became more prominent in his later work. Images of women were important, sometimes representing death and suffering, other times creativity and guidance. His first wife was his model for angels and virgins, and Death in The Death of the Grave-Digger, 1895, resembles her. The death of a close friend in 1894, when Schwabe was 28 years old, engendered his interest in representing death. Schwabe created a colour lithograph for the 1892 Salon de la Rose + Croix, the first of six exhibitions organized by Joséphin Péladan that demonstrated the Rosicrucian tendencies of French Symbolism. Schwabe's poster depicted in shades of blue an initiation rite Three women ascending toward spiritual salvation and is an exemplar of Rosicrucian art