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Alphonse Mucha Gallery

Alphonse Mucha portrait by Tasev, 1926
Alphonse Mucha in a 1926 portrait by A. Tasev, source

An Alphonse Mucha gallery to balance Gustav Klimt's pages and Art Nouveau discoveries....

You can download the art nouveau clip art of the "Job" drawing here.

alphonse mucha museum prague  
The Mucha Museum in Prague, from Flickr member  
alphonse mucha gismonda Gismonda, Theatre de la Renaissance
Gismonda, Theatre de la Renaissance
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Gismonda, 1894, the poster which launched him...
It was litterally a sensation. People would reportedly
scratch it off the walls in Paris to have it at home.
Sidenote: Picasso visited Paris for 3 months in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition
which was a triumph for the "new art " (Art Nouveau) and helped spread it worldwide. Especially Lalique, Tiffany, the Japanese and Danish Pavillion * had a great success.
Mucha decorated the Bosnia-Herzegovina pavillion and some of the Austrian one
Picasso moved permanently to Paris in 1904.

 

Mucha ( 24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939) was practically contemporary with Klimt (he was one year older) but lived and worked in Hungary and Paris and the two never met as far as we know according to their biographies although they were both in Vienna in the years 1879-1881 (klimt was in his hometown, Mucha moved there from Moravia, The Czech republic, as a theatrical scene painter.

alphonse mucha poster

The "divine" Sarah Bernard was the most famous actress of the time and became the catalyst of Mucha's career.

He begun his career as an illustrator in Paris where he moved to continue his studies. It was in 1887, and his fame took off almost by chance in 1894 with a "free-lance" job for a poster of Sarah Bernard for the work "Gismonda".
alphonse mucha and sarah bernard
   

alphonse mucha job
You can download the art nouveau clip art of the "Job" drawing here.

Why not buying a print or poster of the above? They are highly decorative!

 

Job
Job
Mucha, Alphonse
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Job
Job
Mucha, Alphonse
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Job Papier and Cigarettes
Job Papier and Cigarettes
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Cigarettes Job
Cigarettes Job
Mucha, Alphonse
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alphonse mucha drawing
An interesting historical advertiment: Nestle "Milk food";
It was this product that made th beginning of Nestle corporation!
The product was launched in 1867. This is an ad probably before 1920s.

Look now at Alphonse Mucha prints and framed posters, with glicee finishing or canvas support. You can see his drawing skills and elegant painting style (these images are "prints for sale").

A question I keep asking to mysel... Who influenced whom between Mucha and Klimt? Compare for instance this 1887 Klimt's work.

And did they ever meet in Vienna or elsewhere, perhaps at 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris?

Night
Night
Mucha, Alphonse
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Evening
Evening
Mucha, Alphonse
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Daytime
Daytime
Mucha, Alphonse
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Morning
Morning
Mucha, Alphonse
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Les Saisons
Les Saisons
Mucha, Alphonse
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La Primevere
La Primevere
Mucha, Alphonse
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Moet et Chandon
Moet et Chandon
Mucha, Alphonse
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Painting
Painting
Mucha, Alphonse
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Chocolat Ideal
Chocolat Ideal
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Polar Star
Polar Star
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Precious Stones and Flowers
Precious Stones and Flowers
Mucha, Alphonse
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Princezna Hyacinta
Princezna Hyacinta
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Round Portrait, 1897
Round Portrait, 1897
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Malirstivi
Malirstivi
Mucha, Alphonse
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Fruit
Fruit
Mucha, Alphonse
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Salammbo
Salammbo
Mucha, Alphonse
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Salon des Cent
Salon des Cent
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Poetry
Poetry
Mucha, Alphonse
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Amants
Amants
Mucha, Alphonse
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Fan Design
Fan Design
Mucha, Alphonse
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Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
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Flowers
Flowers
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Mucha Sarah Bernhardt Tour Poster
Mucha Sarah Bernhardt Tour Poster
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Woman's Profile
Woman's Profile
Mucha, Alphonse
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Femme aux Coquelicots
Femme aux Coquelicots
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Mucha Nouveau Iris Flower Poster
Mucha Nouveau Iris Flower Poster
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Bieres de la Meuse
Bieres de la Meuse
Mucha, Alphonse
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Bieres de le Meuse
Bieres de le Meuse
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Byzantine Brunette, 1897
Byzantine Brunette, 1897
Mucha, Alphonse
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Snow Queen and Child
Snow Queen and Child
Mucha, Alphonse
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Cycles Perfecta
Cycles Perfecta
Mucha, Alphonse
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Savonnerie de Bagnolet
Savonnerie de Bagnolet
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Flirt
Flirt
Mucha, Alphonse
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Zdenka Cerny Cello Concert
Zdenka Cerny Cello Concert
Mucha, Alphonse
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Ivy
Ivy
Mucha, Alphonse
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Waverley Cycles
Waverley Cycles
Mucha, Alphonse
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Biscuits Lefevre-Utile
Biscuits Lefevre-Utile
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Zdenka Cerny
Zdenka Cerny
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Pagenat on the Vltava
Pagenat on the Vltava
Mucha, Alphonse
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Sometimes I wonder, like int his case, if he ever made use of photography in his studio...

 


 

Fox-Land Jamaica Rum
Fox-Land Jamaica Rum
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Lefevre-Utile, Sara Bernhard
Lefevre-Utile, Sara Bernhard
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