artnouveaustyle:

Corsage ornament made in 1900 by Alphonse Mucha and Georges Fouquet for the Exposition Universelle in Paris.

It’s hard to find information about this piece…whether it was a brooch, pectoral or a stand. So this information may not be 100% completely correct but it’s pieced together from what I’ve found. This piece might have been sold in 1997 but I’m not sure, as mentioned in this article. More great pictures here at this fantastic site. The black & white photo is the jewelry stand for Georges Fouquet at the 1900 exposition. The top pic is a study for the design.

katrinapallon:

I had a sort of Mucha appreciation weekend. Apparently, it wasn’t just a postcard Mat got me from Prague, he sent me this epic zodiac calendar as well. I finally saw up close all the luscious details in these Alphonse Mucha lithographs I only used to view in low-res Google images.
I must mention that getting this calendar was serendipitous: (1) It came just in time when I felt like I was running out of inspiration (and man, do I have a lot of paintings to finish), thanks to Mar; and (2) coincidentally, the front cover features the lithograph assigned for Sagittarius — and I’m a proud Sagittarian, although I’m always mistaken for a Scorpio (the lithograph assigned for which is featured on the back cover). I can’t express enough how utterly beautiful this is.

katrinapallon:

I had a sort of Mucha appreciation weekend. Apparently, it wasn’t just a postcard Mat got me from Prague, he sent me this epic zodiac calendar as well. I finally saw up close all the luscious details in these Alphonse Mucha lithographs I only used to view in low-res Google images.

I must mention that getting this calendar was serendipitous: (1) It came just in time when I felt like I was running out of inspiration (and man, do I have a lot of paintings to finish), thanks to Mar; and (2) coincidentally, the front cover features the lithograph assigned for Sagittarius — and I’m a proud Sagittarian, although I’m always mistaken for a Scorpio (the lithograph assigned for which is featured on the back cover). I can’t express enough how utterly beautiful this is.