Alphonse Mucha helped to shape the Art Nouveau movement through his own stylish illustrations which typically captured classicly-dressed women in full length poses. Many of Alphonse Mucha's prints and illustrations featured extremely detailed backgrounds to add more to each work, with some also benefiting from poster art typography. At the start of his professional career, Alphonse Mucha produced many poster advertisements to promote various businesses that had offered him valuable commissions and these posters quickly gained attention within Paris where contemporary art was popular and encouraged.
There was a great following for poster art within France thanks to the achievements of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and so it was easy for Mucha to get attention to his stylish illustrations that followed a consistent style that made his work instantly recognisable as his own.
Alphonse Mucha remains amongst the most influential artists of around the late 19th century and is considered the main leader of the Art Nouveau collection of illustrators, sketchers and painters. Slavia, as shown below, is a poster print which best sums up Mucha's normal approach to his work, with incredible detail right across the work plus a combination of calming colours with in the background plus bold contemporary typography which all together produced work that was charming and extremely contemporary during it's day.
Alphonse Mucha was a proud slavic who created several oil paintings within a collection that were designed to outline the history of his people and this collection remains intact and available on display in his native country that is now the Czech Republic.
Slavia Insurance Company by Alphonse Mucha
Slavia Insurance Company is this website's prefered painting by Mucha although is some what lesser known as compared to some of his other major titles such as Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Evening, Job and others that can all be found right here in Alphonsemucha.co.uk. Slavic Mucha had great ties in his life around his native Czech Republic and the painting above is just one example of that. Whilst seeking training and professional work in France, Germany and Austria, Alphonse Mucha consistently returned home to ensure he never lost his roots and remains today the most talented artist to have come from this country.
Job is popular as a reproduction but features a slightly different layout to his normal other posters, with a greater detail on the female subject which is made possible by only covering her top-half. The typography is also larger and more domineering than was normal for Alphonse Mucha and as such this is perhaps the easiest title to remember from all his paintings, with so many others following such similar styles. The finest achievement with in Job for the artist is certainly how he captures the flow of the female model's hair as it swaves around right across the work.
Tapestry above is a fine piece of work by Mucha which offers further evidence on his flexbility as an artist and willingness to try new mediums whilst sticking firmly to his own normal style. The tapestry above is just one of many that he produced during his career and Alphonse Mucha enjoyed this art medium because of the different challenges and opportunities that it offered him in comparison to his more frequent choices. Despite the high level of work that goes into any stylish tapestry, the above photo links through to where you can get your own copy of it at a very affordable price and this offers an interesting alternative to the usual posters, art prints and stretched canvases which are produced as reproductions of his original illustrative paintings.
La Primavere by Alphonse Mucha
La Primavere is one of the Alphonse Mucha series that captured seasons of the year and this particular one is ready to buy as a reproduction in several different tones to best match your home or office wall. The links included within this site offer all Art.com Alphonse Mucha paintings as art prints, stretched canvases, tapestries and posters, all with a great selection of sizes available, plus frames for those with slightly larger budgets and a willingness to add that final professional touch to their reproduction.
Sarah Bernhardt by Alphonse Mucha
Sarah Bernhardt was a very important person with in the career of Art Nouveau spearhead, Alphonse Mucha. The portrait posters by this artist in which he captured Sarah Bernhardt were to be found all over Paris, France where a great buzz of excitement started to occur as a result of interest in this innovative young artist who had considerable illustrative skills for all to see. There is a further discussion about Sarah Bernhardt with in this website, which attempts to outline the influence of her life and the portraits that Mucha produced of her in his own rise to fame.
Precious Stones and Flowers by Alphonse Mucha
Precious Stones and Flowers is an exciting four-in-one art work piece by Alphonse Mucha which features four different poses of an attractive model together, with each one holding a slightly different tone of colour which makes the final work very pleasing on the eye. Interestingly in each of these portraits, flowers are used in the foreground in a way that attracts some attention away from the portrait, where as normally any other details with in his paintings would only serve the main focus of the full portrait.
F. Champenois France by Alphonse Mucha
F. Champenois France is a stunning poster by Mucha that bears great resemblance to Slavia Insurance Company and Reverie, which are also both featured with in Alphonsemucha.co.uk. They all offer a female centred in the work with typography placed around it as the heading of the piece. Immediately behind the carefully selected model is a sculptured background section that includes a natural styled series of complex patterns that remind one of the structure of beautiful plants and flowers.
Amants is a complex and unusual work from Alphonse Mucha who produced several versions of this original with different tones and colour balances, which can each be found online. Amants is a popular painting perhaps because of the way it depicts a vibrant party scene from the Victorian period, which will always interest many. The luxurious outfits and lively entertainment ensures there is plenty to see and enjoy within this painting, ensuring it would have a great longevity as a large reproduction poster or art print.
Reverie by Alphonse Mucha
Evening by Alphonse Mucha
Sarah Bernhardt Tour Poster by Alphonse Mucha
Sarah Bernhardt Tour Poster .
Chocolat Ideal by Alphonse Mucha
Chocolat Ideal .
Monaco Monte Carlo by Alphonse Mucha
Monaco Monte Carlo .
Cycles Perfecta by Alphonse Mucha
Cycles Perfecta .
Morning by Alphonse Mucha
Four Seasons by Alphonse Mucha
Four Seasons .
Bieres de la Meuse by Alphonse Mucha
Bieres de la Meuse.
Alphonsemucha.co.uk features around 30 of the best paintings from his career, but for those who want to see even more and understand the artist better, please see the list below which covers a larger number of the most famous and popular prints to have come from the career of Alphonse Mucha.
Daytime by Alphonse Mucha
Worlds Fair St Louis by Alphonse Mucha
Music by Alphonse Mucha
Dusk by Alphonse Mucha
Moet et Chandon by Alphonse Mucha
Reverie du Soir by Alphonse Mucha
Zodiac le Plume by Alphonse Mucha
Ivy by Alphonse Mucha
Spring by Alphonse Mucha
Fall by Alphonse Mucha
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