Details: This poster is of The Triumph of Religion in the Arts, by Friedrich Overbeck. It shows the Virgin Mary at the top, holding the Baby Jesus. She is surrounded by Saints. Below them is a busy scene showing people reading, drawing and sculpting.
Johann Friedrich Overbeck (4 July 1789 - 1869), was a German painter and member of the Nazarene movement. In 1806, the young artist entered as student the academy of Vienna, then under the direction of Heinrich Füger. While Overbeck clearly accrued some of the polished technical aspects of the neoclassic painters, he was alienated by lack of religious spirituality in the themes chosen by his masters. In 1810 Overbeck came to Rome, and was joined by a company of like-minded artists. They became known as the Nazarenes. Their precept was hard and honest work and holy living; they eschewed the antique as pagan, the Renaissance as false, and built up a revival on simple nature and on the art of Perugino, Pinturicchio, Francia and Raphael.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.