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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Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF CHAMPAGNE PRAGUE’S ART NOUVEAU MASTER MUCHA White wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and Pinot, produced in Champagne, France. Free Dictionary I just returned from Prague and in honor of my trip to this cultural […]
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.
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 […]