Vin Mariana French Wine - Wine and Spirits Art Print
Step back in time to the era of Vin Mariani, the world's pioneering commercial cocaine-based product that predates even the infamous Coca-Cola by over two decades! This stimulating elixir gained such widespread popularity that a book brimming with testimonials, from luminaries like Thomas Edison and Jules Verne to the Pope himself, was published by the manufacturer. Renowned actress Sarah Bernhardt, an icon of the age, credited her health and vitality to Vin Mariani, declaring, “My health and vitality I owe to Vin Mariani.” Commissioned by chemist Angelo Mariani and published in 1896, this lithograph poster by Jules Chéret captures the essence of a bygone era and the allure of this remarkable elixir. See our entire Food & Wine Collection!
Jules Chéret (1836-1932) was a pioneering French artist and lithographer, often hailed as the "father of the modern poster." With a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he revolutionized the world of advertising and graphic design! His innovative use of color lithography brought a vibrant and dynamic quality to posters, transforming them into an art form. Chéret's contributions extended beyond commercial art; he played a crucial role in the Belle Époque cultural scene, collaborating with renowned performers and theaters. His legacy endures through the iconic images he created, capturing the spirit of an era characterized by joie de vivre and artistic innovation.
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board