Pas de bon café sans composition des moines – Vintage poster – Paul MOHR – 1925

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Original vintage poster Pas de bon café sans composition des moines



CHF 1630.–

Backed on cotton canvas and Canson acid-free paper

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On this Art Deco poster, Paul Mohr shows us the character of Pierrot, taken from the children's nursery rhyme "Au clair de la lune", who flies to the moon to hand it a cup of coffee of the brand "Composition des moines".

There are two interesting facts in the history of the link between coffee and religion (composition of the monks)

1. It is in the 15th century that monks would have started to consume coffee in order to have a clear and alert mind.

2. Coffee arrived in Europe around 1600 by the Venetian merchants. Pope Clement VIII is advised to ban coffee because it represents a threat to infidels. After having tasted it, on the contrary, he baptised the new drink, declaring that it would be a pity to leave the pleasure of this drink to the unbelievers.


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