Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Beautiful and Distinctive Work of Alphonse Mucha!

I am delighted to share Alphonse Mucha with you today, he has got to be one of my favourite artists of all time and well over due a feature on Creative Sketchbook. As I am sure you are aware, Mucha is a well known Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist from the Czech Republic. Mucha has a very beautiful and distinctive style across a wide range of paintings, illustrations, advertisement posters and postcards and I just can't get enough of his work.

I love the aged, vintage and naturally inspired, pastel colour palette he uses throughout his illustrations, they beautiful complement the ornate and feminine nature of his work. The majority of Mucha's paintings are centered around elegant, strong women with flowing hair and floating gowns with lush flowers and undergrowth providing an intricate backdrop. I think his work portrays a real sense of luxury and richness by the inclusion of decorative crowns, haloes and scatterings of jewels. I am sure you will agree,  his work speaks for itself!

Soap Factory of Bagnolet

Woman with Daisies


You can view the foundation to celebrate his works here.

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