Monday, 15 April 2013

Alphonse Mucha - part 6



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.

For biographical notes on Mucha see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 5 also.

This is part 6 of a 12-part series on the works of Alphonse Mucha:


c1900 'Gaufrettes Vanille' box-top for tins 
17.7 x 20.4 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

c1900 Poster for 'Bleuze-Hadancourt Parfumeur' 
lithograph 72 x 34.3 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

c1900 Wrestler 
charcoal and pastel on paper 47.5 x 59 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1901 'Ivy' 
lithograph 54 x 39.5 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1901 'Laurel' 
lithograph 54 x 39.5 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1901 Cover of 'Au Quartier Latin' 
lithography 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1901 Cover of 'La Esquella de la Torratxa' almanac 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1901 Poster for 'Heidsieck and Co.' Champagne 
lithograph 66.5 x 49.7 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902  'Heather from the Cliffs' and 'Thistle from the Sands' 
lithographs 74 x 35 cm each 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Heather from the Cliff' 
lithograph 74 x 35 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Thistle from the Sands' 
lithograph 74 x 35 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 Cover of 'Alamack Universel 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris
 
1902 Documents Décoratifs

The Documents Décoratifs published in 1902 is comprised of 72 plates that exemplify all that the Art Nouveau movement is remembered for, in the decorative forms of women, flowers, natural forms, jewellery etc.

Although there are just 72 plates, I am showing associated works or originals alongside the printed  version wherever I've found them.



 1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Cover proposal ( not used ) 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Poster 
lithograph 73.5 x 44.2 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Cover 
43.5 x 34 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Title page 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 1 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 2 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 2 detail 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 3 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 4 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Design for decorative panels ( not used ) 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 5 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 6 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 7
 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 8 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

 Original  artwork
chalk, wash and white gouache on paper 64.3 x 43.4 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 9 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 10 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Study 
crayon on paper 65 x 30.6 cm
 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 11 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 12 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Original artwork
crayon on paper 46.5 x 37.3 cm
 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 13 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 13 detail 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Study 
crayon, pen and ink on paper 105.5 x 40.4 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 14 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 15 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 16 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 17 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Original artwork
crayon and gouache on paper 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 18 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Original artwork
crayon and gouache on paper 63 x 48 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 19 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Original artwork
crayon, ink and gouache on card 60 x 40 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 20 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Study 
crayon on paper 64.8 x 49 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 21 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 22 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 25 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 28 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 29 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 30 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 31 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 32 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 33 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 34 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Study 
crayon, wash, white Gouache and ink on paper 54 x 38 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Original artwork
crayon and white gouache on paper 52 x 39 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs' Plate 35 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

 Documents Décoratifs continues in Part 7.




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