Fuck Yeah Alphonse Mucha
Fuck Yeah Alphonse Mucha
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Alphonse Mucha and his model, ca. 1900
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The West End Review, January 1898. Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939).
Mucha’s works frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely Neoclassical-looking robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads. In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colors. Mucha’s style was given international exposure by the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris.
Gypsy - American Gypsy, 1970.
Cover art by Alphonse Mucha.
A beautiful low chroma portrait painting of Mme Mucha, lovingly immortalized by Alphonse Mucha.
Tuesday Throwback: Mucha and the Mysteries at Chateau Zbiroh…In the Stream…By Max Munson http://tinyurl.com/njrotuc
Royals. Freemasons. Nazis. Soviets. Booby-trapped wells. Lost artifacts. Energy channeling rooms and secret radar inst…allations. The secrets of Chateau Zbiroh are as numerous as its rooms and the different people that have occupied them. Largely unknown but immensely important historically (it’s even said that Havel was unaware of the castle and the stealth detection technology it harbored), editor Max Munson sheds light on the mysterious place the immortal Alfons Mucha came to paint his masterpiece…(more after link above)
Outgoing to Sweden.
Alfons Mucha, model, ca 1900.
La Mort de la fiancée d’Hasanaga, 1899
Prophetess by Alphonse Mucha, 1896
moet & chandon - alfons muchas
Four Seaons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) by Alphonse Mucha
Savonnerie de bagnolet Alfons Mucha
Alphonse Mucha (Le Petit Français Illustré, 1893)
Chimes Awaken Nature by Alphonse Mucha, 1896
Alfons Mucha, Cathédrale Saint-Guy, Prague
Alphonse Mucha brudesworld
Alphonse Mucha - December
Stained-glass Window designed by Mucha at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague (Early 1930s)
Kano Motonobu, ”White-robed Kannon, Bodhisattva of Compassion”, c. first half of the 16th century. Hanging scroll. Ink, color and gold on silk.
I would just like to point out how this looks like something Alphonse Mucha could have been commissioned for in the East, yet it’s an iconographic piece from the 1500s around 300 years previous to the Nouveau (or Jugend) style. The plains of color, thick flowing line style, nature elements and details, framing devices…it’s all there..
Waverley Cycles, Alphonse Maria Mucha
'The Slav Epic cycle' No.19: The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia (1914)
Although the subject is one of the most contemporaneous to Mucha’s lifetime, this was one of the first of the Slav Epic canvases to be completed. Mucha visited Russia in 1913 and discovered that the great Slavic nation and ally that he so revered was in fact besieged with poverty and suffering and significantly less advanced than the rest of Europe.
When Tsar Alexander II came to the throne in 1855, he instigated a number of reforms, including the Emancipation Edict in 1861 which gave Russian serfs personal freedom. For Mucha, this reform was too long overdue to be of any virtue.
Uncertain of how the reform will improve their condition, Mucha’s subdued crowd of Russian peasants looks on anxiously as the official reads the edict. St Basil’s cathedral and the Kremlin beyond are barely discernible through the thick shroud of fog which captures the uncertainty of the moment. The distant sun is just palpable through the cloud and offers a faint flicker of hope for a brighter future. Again, Mucha includes the figure of a mother and child to express both the fear and hope associated with future generations.
(via 'The Slav Epic cycle' No.19: The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia - Slav Epic - Themes - Gallery - Mucha Foundation)
Copia de la portada “The art nouveau style book of Alphonse Mucha” - Expresión Gráfica