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Poster for a Mackintosh exhibition in Darmstadt

The poster advertised an exhibition of work by the Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The show was held in the German town of Darmstadt, known for its Art Nouveau architecture and design. The show was held in the Hesse State Museum and was open from the 27th of February to 4th of May 1969. The poster is a graphic design by Fritz Fischer.

Fischer, Fritz


German. On white silk with woven spot design. Embroidered with silk, black cotton and metal threads in cross, four-sided, running, back, fly, satin stitches, couching and French knots. Shades of brown and oragne with naive figures and sacred emblems. The stylised figures and text are similar to those on the Hungertuch (Hunger cloth) Lenten cloth also made by the Munster school in the late 1920s. This was inspired by the 1623 Hungertuch Lenten hangings in Telgte, near Munster.

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