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 […]
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Reposted blog. 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 of Proverbs Usually Viennese iconic artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is associated […]
I’m reposting this blog. 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 No matter what medium Art Nouveau […]
Austrian master Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is usually identified with exotic works like THE KISS and PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER. However, Annerl above is a personal and intimate portrait, probably of Klimt’s sister Anna.
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.
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!
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 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 congregating […]
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 […]