Saturday, 20 April 2013

Alphonse Mucha - part 11

Self-Portrait 1907 
oil on canvas 28.5  x 44 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha (1860 – 1939) was a Czech painter and decorative artist born in 1860 born in the town of Ivančice, Moravia. He is best known for his luxurious poster and product designs, which encapsulate the Art Nouveau style. Contemporary interest in his work was revived in 1980 after an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.

For biographical notes on Mucha see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 10 also.

This is part 11 of a 12-part series on the works of Alphonse Mucha:


1920 Winter Night 
oil on canvas 300 x 201 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night photographic study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Winter Night study 
oil on cardboard 73 x 60 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Mucha working on Winter Night 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1920 Young Girl In A Moravian Costume 
oil on canvas 52.6 x 55.2 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1921 Poster for Mucha Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum 
watercolour on paper 116 x 70 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1921 Cover for 'Hearst's International' December 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' January 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Photographic Study for 'Hearst's International' January 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1921 Cover for 'Hearst's International' April 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Original 1916 Spring 
oil on canvas 60.3 x 40.5
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Study for 'Spring' 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' May 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1919 Original ( with design added )
oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1910 Spring Night 
oil on canvas 91.4 x 76.8 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' June 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Photographic study for 'Hearst's International' June 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Cover for 'Hearst's International' July 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Photographic study for 'Hearst's International' July 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Original for 'Heart's International' October 
gouache, crayon and watercolour on paper 40 x 28.5 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Design for 'Heart's International' 
gouache, crayon and watercolour 55 x 38 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Design for 'Heart's International' 
watercolour 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1922 Book Cover 'Utok More' 
25 x 18 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1924-25 Jaroslava Mucha 
coloured pencils heightened with gouache 51 x 41 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of Jiri 
oil on canvas 72 x 65 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of Jiri photographic study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Jaroslava  
oil on canvas 72 x 65 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1925 Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Jaroslava 
pencil and gouache on paper 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1926 Poster for the '8th Sokol Festival Prague' 
lithograph 123 x 82.7 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1927 'De Forest Phonofilm' Poster 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1927 'De Forest Phonofilm' photographic study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1927 Cover of 'JAS' ( Artwork from 1918 ) 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1930 Portrait of Jaroslava 
oil on canvas 82 x 65 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1930 Portrait of Jaroslava photograhic study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

c1930 Portrait of Jaroslava Mucha in Czech National Costume 
pencil and white paint on paper 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1931 Stained glass window design in Prague’s Gothic St. Vitus cathedral:

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral 
pen and watercolour on paper 116 x 70 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral detail

1931 Design for a stained-glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral detail

1933 Woman with a Burning Candle 
oil on canvas 78 x 79 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1935 Cover of 'La Vie Bordelaise

1936-38 Triptych
In 1936 Mucha embarked on yet another mammoth project involving a triptych, 'The Age of Wisdom', 'The Age of Love' and 'The Age of Reason'. They were never completely finished:

1936-38 The Age of Love 
pencil, watercolour and gouache 30.5 x 35.5 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1936-38 The Age of Reason 
pencil and watercolour 30.5 x 35.5 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

1936-38 The Age of Wisdom 
pencil and watercolour 35 x 32 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

A Study of a Girl 
pastel 65 x 39 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

The following is a small selection of Mucha's works that I couldn't fine dates for, so won't be in chronological order:

Chansons d'Aïeules ( Grandmother's Songs ) 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Contemplation 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Envisage 
crayon 36 x 51.5 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Four Seasons study 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Four Seasons 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Head of a Girl 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Packaging for 'Biscuits' 
lithograph 30.5 x 22.9 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt 
oil on canvas 146 x 80 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Solitude 
oil on canvas 61.5 x 35 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

The Enchantress 
oil on canvas 65.4 x 49.6 cm 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Untitled 
watercolour 
© Alphonse Mucha Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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