Monday, April 12, 2010

alphonse mucha

I was probably about 11 or 12 the first  time I saw Alphonse Mucha's work.  I was in awe of the highly stylized detail. The organic shapes and floral motifs appealed to me. I had no idea what Art Nouveau was at that time, but I knew I loved it. Mucha is the poster child for this style. Art Nouveau was a short-lived period, probably lasting only about 15 years, but it has a significant impact in design history, bridging neoclassical design and modernism. I still love the intricate details and flowing expression and while not always purely Art Nouveau, this design element is present in my day-to-day life.


This is the poster I had hanging in my room as a teenager.

One of Mucha's many advertisement designs. 

Some of Mucha's most popular prints are his Four Seasons...
Winter

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Mucha's first lithograph for the Sarah Bernhardt play, Gismonda.

4 comments:

  1. Those are really pretty. I'm definitely enjoying The Four Seasons.

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  2. WOW truly beautiful!

    Stopping by from SITS :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I learned something new today!

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  4. I like the color scheme and the beauty of the woman portrayed.

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