Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of an Art Nouveau Master—A Feminine Matching Pair

 

Alphonse Mucha, Byzantine Head, Blonde, 1897, color lithograph, Mucha Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Czech master Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) has become an iconic artist in the 21st century, with an internationally renowned museum in his native Prague attracting millions of visitors.  Influenced by the decorative ingenuity of the popular Art Nouveau movement, his works often featured elegant women adorned in elaborate costumes and headdresses such as these matching heads.

 

Alphonse Mucha, Byzantine Head, Brunette, 1897, color lithograph, Mucha Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

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