"Title Page" and "Art Nouveau Motif" are two sides of one double-sided original lithograph by Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha. These illustrations were from "Ilsee, Princess of Tripoli," published in 1897. These pages feature a portrait of the
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Alphonse Mucha
"Title Page" and "Art Nouveau Motif," double-sided lithograph by Alphonse Mucha

1897

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"Title Page" and "Art Nouveau Motif" are two sides of one double-sided original lithograph by Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha. These illustrations were from "Ilsee, Princess of Tripoli," published in 1897. These pages feature a portrait of the actress Sarah Bernhardt as Ilsee and other linear art nouveau motifs. 8 7/8" x 7 3/4" recto art 5 1/4" x 3 1/8" verso art 19 3/4" x 17 7/8" frame Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 in the small town of Ivancice, Monrovia. Though it is rumored that Mucha was drawing before he was walking, his early years were spent as a choirboy and amateur musician. It wasn’t until after he finished high school that he came to realize that living people were responsible for the art that he admired in the local churches. That epiphany made him determined to become a painter. He was soon sent off to Paris, where he studied at the Academie Julian. On January 1, 1985, he presented his own new style to the citizens of Paris. Spurning the bright colors and the more square-like shape of the more popular poster artists, the design was a sensation. Art Nouveau can trace its beginnings to about this time, which was the attempt to eradicate the dividing line between art and audience. Mucha’s way was based on a strong composition, sensuous curves derived from nature, refined decorative elements, and natural colors. Art Nouveau percepts were used also, but never at the expense of his own vision. Mucha was always a patriot of his Czech homeland and considered his success a triumph for the Czech people as much as for himself. He began to plan out "The Slav Epic," a series of great paintings chronicling major events in the Slav nation. Mucha’s bequest to his country was received with could shoulders. The geopolitical world ten years after WW1 was very different from the one in which Mucha had begun his project. The rest of Mucha’s life was spent almost as an anachronism. His work was still beautiful and popular, just no longer "new" - a heinous crime in the eyes of the critics. When the Germans invaded Czechoslovakia, he was still influential enough to be one of the first people arrested. He returned home after a Gestapo questioning session and died shortly thereafter on July 14, 1939.

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    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 17.82 in. x W 19.69 in.H 45.27 cm x W 50.02 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference Number
    LU60533845811
  • Seller Reference Number
    13748g
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