Alphonse Mucha - part 7


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 7 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 - 6 also. Part 8 tomorrow.

Part 7 is the continuation of The Documents Décoratifs shown in part 6. Published in 1902 is comprised of 72 plates that exemplify all that the Art Nouveau movement is remembered for, in the decorative forms of women, flowers, natural forms, jewellery etc. Although there are just 72 plates, I am showing associated works or originals alongside the printed  version wherever I've found them.

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 36 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 38 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 39 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 40 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 41 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 42 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 43 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

 Original crayon & pen on paper 56 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 44 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 45 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & ink on paper 43 x 28 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 46 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 47 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Study crayon on paper © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Study crayon & ink on paper 58.1 x 46.7 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 48 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 49 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & gouache on card 51 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 50 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Study crayon on paper © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon on paper © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 51 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 52 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 53 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 54 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 55 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 56 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 57 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 58 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & white gouache on card 54.4 x 40.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 59 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 60 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon on card 53 x 34 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 61 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

Original crayon & gouache on card 52.2 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 62 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & gouache on card 49 x 37 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 63 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 64 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & white gouache on paper 53.3 x 42.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris



1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 65 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris


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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 66 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original wash & white gouache on card 51.2 x 37.8 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 67 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & white gouache on card 60 x 40 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 68 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 69 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris


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

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 70 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & white gouache on card 56.2 x 47.8 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 71 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1902 'Documents Décoratifs Plate 72 © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original crayon & white gouache on card 52 x 39 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris



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