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.

For biographical notes on Mucha see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of a 12-part series on the works of Alphonse Mucha:


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 and 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 and 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 and 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1899 Moët et 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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