Alphonse Mucha - part 11

Self-Portrait 1907 oil on canvas 28.5  x 44 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha (1860 – 1939) was a Czech painter and decorative artist born in 1860 born in the town of Ivančice, Moravia. He is best known for his luxurious poster and product designs, which encapsulate the Art Nouveau style. Contemporary interest in his work was revived in 1980 after an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.

This is part 11 of a 12-part post on the works of Alphonse Mucha. For biographical notes on Mucha see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 10 also. Part 12 tomorrow.

1920 Winter Night oil on canvas 300 x 201 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night photographic study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night study oil on cardboard 73 x 60 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Mucha working on Winter Night © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Young Girl In A Moravian Costume oil on canvas 52.6 x 55.2 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1921 Poster for Mucha Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum watercolour on paper 116 x 70 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1921 Cover for 'Hearst's International' December © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' January © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Photographic Study for 'Hearst's International' January © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1921 Cover for 'Hearst's International' April © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original 1916 Spring oil on canvas 60.3 x 40.5© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Study for 'Spring' © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' May © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original 1919 oil on canvas (with design added) 50 x 40 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1910 Spring Night oil on canvas 91.4 x 76.8 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' June © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Photographic study for 'Hearst's International' June © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' July © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Photographic study for 'Hearst's International' July © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Original for 'Heart's International' October gouache, crayon & watercolour on paper 40 x 28.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Design for 'Heart's International' gouache, crayon & watercolour 55 x 38 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Design for 'Heart's International' watercolour © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Book Cover 'Utok More' 25 x 18 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1924-25 Jaroslava Mucha coloured pencils heightened with gouache 51 x 41 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of Jiri oil on canvas 72 x 65 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of Jiri photographic study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Jaroslava  oil on canvas 72 x 65 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Jaroslava pencil & gouache on paper © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1926 Poster for the '8th Sokol Festival Prague' lithograph 123 x 82.7 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1927 'De Forest Phonofilm' Poster © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1927 'De Forest Phonofilm' photographic study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1927 Cover of 'JAS' (Artwork from 1918) © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1930 Portrait of Jaroslava oil on canvas 82 x 65 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1930 Portrait of Jaroslava photograhic study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1930 Portrait of Jaroslava Mucha in Czech National Costume pencil and white paint on paper © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1931 Stained glass window design in Prague’s Gothic St. Vitus cathedral:

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral pen & watercolour on paper 116 x 70 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral detail

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral detail

1933 Woman with a Burning Candle oil on canvas 78 x 79 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1935 Cover of 'La Vie Bordelaise,

1936-38 Triptych


In 1936 Mucha embarked on yet another mammoth project involving a triptych, 'The Age of Wisdom', 'The Age of Love' and 'The Age of Reason'. They were never completely finished:

1936-38 The Age of Love pencil, watercolour & gouache 30.5 x 35.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1936-38 The Age of Reason pencil & watercolour 30.5 x 35.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1936-38 The Age of Wisdom pencil & watercolour 35 x 32 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

A Study of a Girl pastel 65 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
The following is a small selection of Mucha's works that I couldn't fine dates for, so won't be in chronological order:

Chansons d'Aïeules (Grandmother's Songs) © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Contemplation © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Envisage crayon 36 x 51.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Four Seasons study © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Four Seasons © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Head of a Girl © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Packaging for 'Biscuits' lithograph 30.5 x 22.9 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt oil on canvas 146 x 80 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Solitude oil on canvas 61.5 x 35 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

The Enchantress oil on canvas 65.4 x 49.6 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Untitled watercolour © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
 The last part in the Alphonse Mucha posts (tomorrow) will look at his photography.

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