Fuck Yeah Alphonse Mucha
A McFandrew Joynt
My grandmother gave me a puzzle of these 2 Alphonse Mucha paintings just as you see them. Side by side. It’s enormous. It took me 2 days the first time I put it together. It is now glued and framed. I love it but never knew who the artist was until now.
I’m so happy to have found another nouveau artist to love!
Alfons Mucha, the main example of the Art Noveau, is of Austrian origin, but his long stay in Paris for his work identifying these lands. He devoted himself mainly to design posters and other utilitarian objects. That is why the art Nouveau was innovative for its time, it was adapted to the circumstances of modern life, using techniques such as woodcut that give that aesthetic highlighted by her flat images, linear, ornamental, away from figuration to become an ornament.
As you can see from the pictures, the art of Mucha is full of female figures, adorned with large exotic flowers, a profusion of details and a special color palette. The lack of volume and shadow in his works make it particularly ideal for tattoos, but this means that the design is flat or boring. The amount of detail and its stylish lines are original, beautiful and the characters are almost goddesses, exalted representations of femininity that have become world famous and have inspired hundreds of people to get a tattoo with his art.
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Commenting on FB about my next tattoo I was scouring the net for Alphonse Mucha ‘cause that’s the design I want and I found this, isn’t it just gorgeous?
Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939). Pendant Cascade, ca. 1900. Gold, enamel, opals, diamonds and Baroque pearls. 12 x 5 cm (4 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.). Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.
© Mucha Trust 2009 / Photo © Petit Palais, Roger-Viollet