Henri Privat-Livemont (1861–1936) was an artist born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
He is best known for his Art Nouveau posters. From 1883 to 1889, he worked and studied in the studios of Lemaire, Lavastre & Duvignaud. He, with Lemaire, created the decor of the Theatre Français as well as the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. He later moved back to Brussels, and worked on theaters and casinos there.
In 1897, he worked on the poster for the Brussels International Exposition (1897). The poster for the Absinthe Robette et for the Casino de Cabourg were published in Les Maîtres de l'Affiche.
✨ Why was Absinthe banned in France United States and Switzerland?
Absinthe was banned between 1910 and 1915 in most European countries and USA, and the ban was only lifted in 2007 in the US and 2011 for France.
It was banned for 3 main reasons:
1) Counterfeit absinthe was being sold with poisonous additives.
2) An insect had decimated most of the vineyards in France in previous years, leading to Absinthe becoming the most popular drink in France, surpassing wine. When the vineyards started to come back, the very powerful wine lobby in France portrayed Absinthe as being evil.
3) Alcohol was being blamed at the time for a lot of society's problems, which eventual led to the temparance movement and prohibition in the United states. In 1905 a laborer got drunk, murdered his family and tried to cmmit suicide but shot himself in the jaw instead.
He'd had copious amount of alochol, wine, cognac, brandy, creme de menth, and cruciall 2 glasses of Absinthe. It was the absinthe that got the blame and became the scapegoat for the tradegy.
POSTER & SHIPPING INFORMATION:
This listing is for posters of various sizes, medium 8 x 10 inches, 12 x 16, large 16 x 20, 18 x 24, and giant at 30 x 40 inches. Choose your size :-).
They are perfect for framing and are print quality.
We also do many other posters, calendars, prints and wall art. Check out the listings in our shop. If what you want isn't there let us know and we'll do our
best to accommodate you! We can do custom prints/posters/canvases/wall art.
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful print possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
The poster would look great on your wall, or as a present, also great for framing.
★ Size of poster is 8 x 10, 12 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 24 or 30 x 40. Please choose your size.
★ Beautiful prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Giant sized 30 x 40, large Absinthe flower power cat print/poster 18 x 24, 16 x 20 or just medium 8 x 10 or 12 x 16 inches
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
It comes carefully packed, rolled in a cardboard fitted tube for posters above 8 x 12 (A4) size, and flat sturdy cardboard packaging for anything below A4 size.