Paris – 1924 Jeux Olympiques by Jean Droit, c. 1924
This poster, designed by the artist and illustrator Jean Droit, was created for the 1924 Paris Olympics.
Droit was a post-Belle Époque artist who explored themes of nationalism, masculinity, and romanticism in his works. The 1924 Olympics were the first to use the motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger). The motto is still in use today.
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