PADOVA (Italy) Travel Advertising Poster
|Year Printed:||c. 1930|
|Size:||27.5" X 39.5"|
|Country of Poster:||Unknown|
|Additional Information:||Original poster: Padova antique Italian travel poster from c. 1930's created by the artist M. Dudovich. Archival acid-free archival linen backed and ready to frame. Full antique lithograph. Very good condition. The sculpture of the Venetian general was the first full-size equestrian bronze cast since antiquity. Behind it, we glimpse the Basilica di Sant'Antonio da Padova, a Roman Catholic church completed in 1310. "Moving towards the thirties, the echo of Art Déco began to resonate also in the advertising world, with the spread of Romanesque monumentalism, huge block capital and architectonic lettering, theatrical effects, and brusque colors" (Manifesti Posters/Travel, p. 49). This is an original vintage travel advertising poster published by the Italian Tourism Board ENIT to promote the city of Padova (Padua in English) in Veneto northern Italy. Stunning artwork by the notable Italian artist and poster designer Marcelo Dudovich (1878-1962), considered to be one of the first leading Italian poster designers. The poster is featuring The Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata (1453) by the famous renaissance sculptor Donatello (Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi, c. 1386-1466), located in the Piazza del Santo with the historic facade and domes of the Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua / Basilica Pontificia di Sant'Antonio da Padova (built 1232-1310) in the background in soft orange and yellow shades under a cloudy sky, the title below in grey with the ENIT logos. Printed by Edizioni Star, Officine Impresa Gen., Milano. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted, linen backed, and in very good condition. (please note that standard excellent condition allows for very minor handling wear at edges).|
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