Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a renowned Art Nouveau master, first attracting attention in Paris with his striking posters of actress Sarah Bernhardt. Later Mucha would return to his native country, combining his patriotism and artistry in the Slav Epic, a monumental work of some 20 large-scale canvases.
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Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. GUSTAV KLIMT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE THE WONDER OF TREES & ROSES Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world. There is always something to wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. Albert Schweitzer, Dictionary […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THROUGH THE EYES OF A LAUTREC RIVAL A CAT OF MONTMARTRE, PARIS When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get […]
KLIMT’S PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER ARRIVING TUESDAY But today, visit a moment with the elegant Marie Breunig, an earlier subject of Vienna’s greatest artist. The above image is used solely for educational purposes. And revitalize yourself with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!
PLEASE click on the painting and goblet to ENLARGE them. ART NOUVEAU THIS WEEK MEET LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY __________ I have always striven to fix beauty in wood, stone, glass or pottery, in oil or watercolor, by using whatever seemed fittest for the expression of beauty, that has been my creed. Louis Comfort Tiffany […]
ART NOUVEAU THIS WEEK THE BEAUTY & THE ZODIAC A style of decorative art, architecture, and design prominent in western Europe and the United States from about 1890 until World War I and characterized by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms. Art Nouveau, definition from Oxford Dictionaries […]
PLEASE click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. THE PEACOCK RISES IN SPRING BIRDS IN ART Spring, at least according to the calendar, is almost here if you live in the Northern hemisphere. In spite of the unusually frigid temperatures and blanket of snow, the birds have still been arriving, sometimes […]
Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. BEFORE THE SELFIE: A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS, PART II Vsevolod Maksymovych, in the remarkable self-portrait below, was only 21 when he committed suicide in 1914, after the unsuccessful showing of his one man exhibition.* HIs work is generally compared to Art Nouveau innovator Aubrey […]
Click each image to enlarge the individual works of art. Valentine’s Day is on Thursday and I thought I would reintroduce my blog Faberge’s Easter Eggs—A Gift from the Czar. While researching it, I think I became a bit obsessed with all those priceless Imperial Easter Eggs. Imagine the Czarina Alexandra awaiting another yearly surprise designed […]
“Enough of censorship….I want to break free.”* Gustav Klimt *Quote of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) from Great Artists: Annotated Guides by Robert Cumming, DK Publishing Inc., 1998, New York. And Happy 150th Birthday, Gustav Klimt, especially in Vienna where city-wide festivities are being held today. Celebrate with our blog on Klimt, too. Artists’ Birthdays […]