Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Dance - Alphonse Mucha

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Alphonse Mucha was a Czech designer who largely "invented" the style now known as Art Nouveau, and was known then simply as “Le Style Mucha" -- of marrying of flowing ornamental design with simple figurative images.

This decorative panel, 'Dance,' is from 1898.

You can find out more about Alphonse Mucha, including his celebrated theatre posters, at the Mucha Museum site.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Peter for posting pictures of lovely things. I love Art Nouveau & FLW.

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  2. It's amazing how timeless Mucha's art really feels. His style really paved the way for a new age.

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