Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Art Nouveau

I LOVE art nouveau, it's the beauty of a time long ago.

Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century.

As a struggling and relatively unknown artist of Czech origin living in Paris, Mucha achieved immediate fame when, in December 1894, he accepted a commission to create a poster for one of the greatest actresses of this time, Sarah Bernhardt. Though the printer was apprehensive about submitting Mucha´s final design because of its new unconventional style, Bernhardt loved it and so did the public. ´Le style Mucha´, as Art Nouveau was known in its earliest days, was born.

Here is some art you can use in your work, first is the poster that made Alphonse Mucha famous.

Reverie, this is the art work I used for the jewelry I listed on Etsy tonight.


Sandy D. said...

Thank you for the beautiful artwork. I have always loved Art Nouveau. When I was in college I studied art history and this was my favorite period. Good luck on your new blog.

Hopemore Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by Sandy! I'm hoping to share a lot more in weeks to come.