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What is this?

On a golden-yellow background, the profile of a young woman with voluminous magenta hair, milky complexion, long black eyelashes, four freckles on the cheek, and pastel pink lips. Layered over the magenta hair is an image of the same young woman, her hair now toned orange and mustard, entwined with her lover. The following inscriptions appear: along upper margin, in white-"CHANTAL / RENAUD", in plum- "l'apprentissage / de la sexualite", in white- "DANIELLE OUIMET"; and at the bottom: in plum-"LA JOIE DE L'AMOUR', in black- "l'initiation", and in plum-"UN FILM EN COULEURS DE DENIS HEROUX / avec la participation de JACQUES RIBEROLLES / GILLES CHARTRAND_SERGE LAPRADE_CELINE LOMEZ_LOUISE TURCOT."

Why is this in our collection?

These posters use scale for narrative purpose rather than abstract effect. The large heads establish a point-of-view character, while the smaller elements suggest thoughts, memories, and actions.

This is a poster from Canada. It is dated 1970 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 201 as part of How Posters Work.

Its medium is

offset lithograph on wove paper

Its dimensions are

107 × 71.4 cm (42 1/8 × 28 1/8 in.)

This object was made for (as the client) Cinépix Film Properties Inc. (CFP) and designed by Jacques Delisle

A timeline of event horizons

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18758401/ |title=Poster, L'Initiation, 1970 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=3 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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