I have done this piece of artwork in dedication to Alphonse Mucha, one of my favorite art nouveau artists. He is an inspiration not only for his wonderful and natural style, but also because of the way he has portrayed women of the early 1900’s in such a strikingly beautiful way.
“He declared that art existed only to communicate a spiritual message, and nothing more; hence his frustration at the fame he gained through commercial art, when he most wanted to concentrate on more lofty projects that would ennoble art and his birthplace.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I have endeavored here to give one of Mucha’s pieces a strong and spiritual radiance, as being both a part of his work and from within the woman herself.
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Birth name Alfons Maria Mucha
Born 24 July 1860(1860-07-24)
Ivančice, Moravia, Austrian Empire (present Czech Republic)
Died 14 July 1939 (aged 78)
Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Field Painting, Illustration, Decorative art
Training Munich Academy of Fine Arts
Movement Art Nouveau
Works The Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej)
Patrons Count Karl Khuen of Mikulov
Influenced by Neoclassicism
Influenced Paul Harvey
Alphonse Maria Mucha,1 first name from the Czech Alfons2 (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist,3 best known for his distinct style and his images of women. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, and designs.
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