Alphonse Mucha - part 8


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 8 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 - 7 also. Part 9 tomorrow.

1902 Poster for 'Art et Decoration' lithograph (also in 'Documents Décoratifs 1902) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 Poster for 'Carriage Dealers' Exhibition, Philadelphia © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 Poster for 'Cycles Perfecta' lithograph 53 x 35 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 Quo Vadis 213.4 x 213.4 cm (self-portrait) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Moon and Stars © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Moon and Stars 'Ètoile du Matin' ( Morning Star) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Moon and Stars 'Ètoile du Soir' (Evening Star) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Moon and Stars 'Ètoile Polaire' (Pole Star) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Moon and Stars 'Ètoile Polaire' study © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Moon and Stars 5 'Clair de Lune' (Moonlight) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1902 The Red Cape oil on canvas 64.8 x 48.8 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Aristide Bergès pastel © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Certificate design © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Cover of 'Ainslee's' Magazine May 1904 (signed Mucha Paris 1903) © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Drawing used on the cover of Ainslee's magazine May 1904 ink & wash 32.5 x 26 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Photographic study for cover of Ainslle's magazine May 1904 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Photographic study for cover of Ainslle's magazine May 1904 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Maruška pastel © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Menu Design for 'Café Martin' New York lithography © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Nude oil on canvas 60 x 40 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Portrait of Madame Deschamps pencil & white chalk on paper © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Portrait of Mme. Mucha with Mistletoe watercolour & gouache 53.3 x 36 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Poster for 'Bleu Deschamps' printed on silk 35 x 51.8 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Poster for 'Lefevre Utile' Biscuits lithograph 72 x 53 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 Poster for 'Zdeňka Černý' lithograph 189 x 110 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 The Girl of Ivancice pencil, charcoal, watercolour, gouache & gold paint on board 43.5 x 20 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1903 The Girl of Ivancice model in Bohemian folk costume in Mucha’s studio, Rue du Val de Grâce, Paris photographic study © Mucha Trust

c1903 Decorative panel for the Bergè house oil on canvas 38.5 x 85 cm© Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

c1903 Decorative panel for the Bergè house oil on canvas 38.5 x 85 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

c1903 Decorative panel for the Bergè house oil on canvas 40.6 x 156.2 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

c1903 Decorative panel for the Bergè house oil on canvas 40.6 x 82.5 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1904 Cardinal Farley oil on canvas 220 x 135 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1904 Poster for St Louis World Fair lithograph © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 'Weiner Chic' © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Madonna of the Lilies
In 1902 Mucha was commissioned to  ddecorate a church in Jerusalem dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The project was later cancelled but not before Mucha had created this painting. Mucha called the subject Virgo Purissima and surrounded the heavenly vision of the Madonna with a mass of lilies, symbol of purity.

Another design for a stained glass window also intended for this project resulted in the 1908 painting ‘Harmony’

1905 Madonna of the Lilies oil on canvas 24.7 x 18.2 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Madonna of the Lilies study © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Madonna of the Lilies crayon study © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Madonna of the Lilies photographic study c1900 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Madonna of the Lilies study 1903 © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Mucha with Madonna of the Lilies © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Mucha’s Figures Decoratives

Published in by Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris:

Figures Decoratives © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Figures Decoratives © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Figures Decoratives © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

Figures Decoratives © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Native American Woman with Flowers and Feathers pencil, watercolour & tempera on cardboard 63 x 48 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1905 Portrait of Marushka, Artist's Wife gouache on board 50.7 x 32.1 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1906 Portrait Of Milada Cerny oil on canvas 91.4 x 127 cm © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1906 The Beatitudes
Illuminations in color by Alphonse Mucha. Published 1906 in the Christmas issue of ‘Everybody’s Magazine’.

Title page © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

1. "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth" © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

2. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God" © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

3. "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted" © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

4. "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy" © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

5. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven" © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris

6."Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven" © Alphonse Mucha Estate-Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York-ADAGP, Paris



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