Saturday, 13 April 2013

Alphonse Mucha - part 4


Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha (1860 – 1939) was a Czech painter and decorative artist born in 1860 born in the town of Ivančice, Moravia. He is best known for his luxurious poster and product designs, which encapsulate the Art Nouveau style. Contemporary interest in his work was revived in 1980 after an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.

This is part 4 of a 12-part post on the works of Alphonse Mucha. For biographical notes on Mucha see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 3 also. Part 5 tomorrow.

1899 'La Bise' 'February' Cocorico magazine © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 'La Bise' photographic study © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 'Soleil' photographic study © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 'Soleil' ink & wash on paper 40.8 x 32 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 (Soleil) 'April' Cocorico magazine © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 'The Times of the Day' posters © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 The Times of the Day poster - 'Morning Awakening' lithograph 107.7 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 The Times of the Day poster - 'Brightness of Day' lithograph 107.7 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 The Times of the Day poster - 'Evening Contemplation' lithograph 107.7 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 The Times of the Day poster - 'Night's Rest' lithograph 107.7 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Cover of 'L'Art Photogaphique' Publication Mensuelle 1900 lithograph 45.5 x 30.3 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Cover of 'L'Estampe Moderne' lithography 41.6 x 31.3 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1898 Cover of 'Le Mois' literary journal June 1899 lithography 24.1 x 16.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Decorative panel 'Aurore' 60 x 100 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1900 Postcard of 'Aurore' 9 x 14 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Decorative panel 'Crépuscule' 60 x 100 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1900 Postcard of 'Crépuscule' 9 x 14 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 La Chaleur (Heat) ink & wash on paper 40.8 x 32 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 'Le Chant du Rossignol' ink & wash on paper 40.1 x 32.1 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 'Le Chant du Rossignol' June Cocorico magazine © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1906 Cover of 'Appleton's Magazine' © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Le Pater

Mucha considered Le Pater his printed masterpiece, and referred to it in the January 5, 1900 issue of The Sun Newspaper (New York) as the thing he had "put [his] soul into". Printed on December 20, 1899, Le Pater was Mucha's occult examination of the themes of The Lord's Prayer and only 510 copies were produced.

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© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Posters for 'Moët & Chandon' © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Poster for 'Moët & Chandon - Champagne White Star' lithograph 60.8 x 23 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Poster for 'Moet & Chandon' Crémant Imperial lithograph 60.8 x 23cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Moët & Chandon menu © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Moët & Chandon menu © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Moët & Chandon menu © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Moët & Chandon menu © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Poster for 'Hamlet' Sarah Bernhardt at the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt lithograph 205.7 x 76.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Poster for 'Oesterreich' World Fair Paris 1900 lithograph 98.5 x 68 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Poster for 'Nectar Liquer Superfine' lithograph (also in 'Documents Décoratifs' 1902) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Poster for 'Sylvanis Essence Perfume' lithograph © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Primrose and Feather © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Primrose © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1899 Feather © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1 comment:

  1. Don't I love me some Alphonse Mucha! Thanks for the post :)

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