sierra830:

Day 15 - What is your favourite piece of art from your country and another country? Try and compare them.

As an art history major and being friends with countless artists, it’s impossible to pick one favorite piece from any country.I’ll go with a couple of my favorite artists.

US - Felicia Olin - her artwork is amazing. I especially love her portraiture. She also happens to be acquainted with a lot of my friends and family.

Czech Republic - Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) His most popular artwork was made in France, but he worked across Europe and North America. My favorite works of his are his portrait posters, (which also feature women).

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spacemonkeys42:

Poster for “Lorenzaccio” - Alphonse Mucha
One of the magnificent examples of Alphonse Mucha’s art nouveau posters. I was lucky enough to visit the museum dedicated to him in Prague this summer. His use of color and space in all his works is really amazing. He has a talent for putting together unexpected colors. I especially like his posters for Sarah Bernhardt, such as this one where she is actually playing the male role of Lorenzo de’ Medici. 

spacemonkeys42:

Poster for “Lorenzaccio” - Alphonse Mucha

One of the magnificent examples of Alphonse Mucha’s art nouveau posters. I was lucky enough to visit the museum dedicated to him in Prague this summer. His use of color and space in all his works is really amazing. He has a talent for putting together unexpected colors. I especially like his posters for Sarah Bernhardt, such as this one where she is actually playing the male role of Lorenzo de’ Medici. 

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