With his immediately recognizable ornamental kind, Czech artist and paintings Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939)
outlined the glance of the fin-de-siècle. In evocative colors of peach, gold, ochre and olive, his seductive compositions of styles, flora, and gorgeous women
became paradigms of the Belle Époque years.
Mucha's paintings permeated representation, posters, postcards, and advertisements designs of his day. His notable posters of star actress Sarah Bernhardt were relatively recognized. along this smooth ornamental paintings, Mucha additionally harbored committed humanist ideals and nationalist beliefs. With enormous works such as The Slav Epic, he expressed his staunch aid for Pan-Slavism, selling the political independence of the Czech and Slavic international locations from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
This e-book offers key works from Mucha's specified oeuvre to introduce an artist who, with few competitors, distilled the spirit of an age.
About the Series:
Each booklet in TASCHEN’s easy artwork sequence positive aspects:
- a exact chronological precis of the lifestyles and oeuvre of the artist, overlaying his or her cultural and historic importance
- a concise biography
- approximately a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions