1929 Fiore Exposition De Rennes (France) Print on Canvas

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Gorgeous original print advertising the 1929 "Foire Exposition" (Trade Show/ World's Fair) held in Rennes, the capital of "L'Ouest" (The ... more

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Dimensions
47.0ʺW × 1.0ʺD × 63.0ʺH
Condition
Good Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left
Styles
Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, French

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Otto Binx in Brooklyn, NY

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  • "prints that promote the Rennes fair. This one dates to few early years prior to that "international" cause and thus is a very rare remnant of Breton nationalism on prior to and on the brink of becoming something else entirely, if that makes any sense."

    Dec. 20, 2017, 9:19 a.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: My pleasure, Jonathan, the interesting thing about this particular poster is that it dates from the 2nd Emsov 1914 to 1945 in the Breton nationalist movement. This is a very scandalous era of Breton history, as some of the major figures of the Breton nationalist movement actually supported the rise of Hitler in Austria and collaborated with the Nazi's during their occupation of France. By the mid-to-late 1930's, you'll often find swastikas or nazi flags included to some degree on the.."

    Dec. 20, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

  • "Thanks very much Otto! I am interested in it but I will do a bit more research to understand it better. Thanks again!"

    Dec. 20, 2017, 9:09 a.m.

  • "the celebration of a specific local / culture from around the "globe" came to be the focus of the fair sometime after WWII. I haven't been able to find a comprehensive website with a list of themes, etc. What I'm relaying here is a result of my own research and various pieces of information, images, etc. that I've found scattered around the internet. Hope this helps!! Are you interested in the print? It's gorgeous and professionally mounted on canvas for preservation. All best, Otto"

    Dec. 20, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

  • "So to answer your question about theme, nationalism was front in center during the first handful of fairs, with Breton, its people, its productivity on show and used to build civic pride / unity within Ouest France itself but also a different identity and notion of "history" than the rest of France and the French. By the 1930's it became an International Fair with general "international" theme, with various exhibitors from around the world (almost completely Western at this point) ... continued above"

    Dec. 20, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

  • "... as the winged helmet had become the symbol of all things Celtic, Germanic, Viking and "Northern" and thus served as a signifier of identity for the Bretons, connecting them to the notion of Celtic ancestry. Brittany is also known as Little Britain, after all. I just noticed a typo in my listing. Ouest is "West" (not East) and Bretons commonly refer to their region as Ouest-France. In fact Ouest France is the name of the major daily newspaper of that region to this day."

    Dec. 20, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

  • "cool. Do you know what the theme was in 1929? I'd be interested if there's a link somewhere on the internet that includes the theme, exhibitors etc. Thanks!"

    Dec. 20, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

  • "Sure, it's actually a World Trade Fair and it still goes on in Rennes. It's now called "Foire Internationale des Rennes" and takes place annually in March / April. 2017 theme was all things "Cuba" and 2018's theme will be "San Francisco/ Le Californie." It's my understanding that the fair first took place in 1925 and was founded to be a celebration of the culture and society of northern France. That's why the early fairs had the winged helmet as their "logo" so to speak... continued above"

    Dec. 20, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

  • "hi, I'm unable to find any information about a 'world fair' in Brittany in 1929. Can you please provide more info on this particular fair, the theme etc? Thank you!"

    Dec. 20, 2017, 8:33 a.m.