From the mythical Art Nouveau Munich magazine: "JUGEND", ("youth") and from its very first year: 1896! one of the most enchanting covers, signed "J R Witzel " in the plate.
In my humble opinion, JUGEND, obviously related to "Jugendstil", if not entirely responsible for the word itself, an aesthetic movement equivalent to Art Nouveau, in Edwardian Germany and Austria, is the most extraordinary publication of the period.
All covers were original artworks with besides avant garde lettering, composed for each issue. All artworks were free, bold, and would knock out the reader with their beauty and innovation.
This is the portrait of a siren with a tail where the scales would be the feathers of a bird of Paradise!
The siren is a slightly provocative brunette with long hair, a lovely Art Nouveau face, big eyes, and she is VERY green.
Her tail makes all kinds of artistic swirls in the water, just like a paint brush.
She definitely wants you to consider her as a perfect symbol of "Jugend", and also to buy this new magazine.
Her vertical pose is of course totally unexpected for a magazine cover.
"Jugend" could also do that: present its characters from the most extravagant angles.
CONDITION: In very good condition with no damage or fading. Colors still very vibrant.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 11 1/2". Width: 8 1/2". ( 29 cm) by ( 21.5 cm)
Will be shipped Registered Airmail from Paris (very safe!) including insurance and signature at delivery.
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Item ID: 1870PNT
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