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...




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


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

  2. WOW truly beautiful!

    Stopping by from SITS :)

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

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


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