Alphonse Mucha:
Glass vase "Four Seasons"

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Hand-made | Glass | Gold elements | Format: 15 x 40 x 15 cm (W/H/D)

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Alphonse Mucha: Glass vase "Four Seasons"

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) became famous with a poster for the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt. The original, created around 1900 of his "Four Seasons" in Mucha-Museum in Prague, was exquisitely transferred on hand-made glass and decorated manually with gold elements. Small air inclusions are a sign of manual working and do not impair quality. The decoration is adequate for dishwasher. Format: 15 x 40 x 15 cm (W/H/D).

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Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was one of the most important master of art nouveau. After first steps as a self-taught artist he studied in Munich and Vienna, from where he finally moved to Paris. He developed his typical style of symbols, soft colours and decorative elements which he clad with preference to fairy young women with long, flowing hair. Mucha was downright overwhelmed due to its versatility with orders and was soon regarded as one of the main exponents of the Art Nouveau.

Alphonse Mucha gained notoriety with the posters for the stage role of Sarah Bernhardt. His specialty was the calendar illustrations, he showed his art in stained glass Windows, furniture, costumes…

Art Nouveau, known as Jugendstil in Germany, is a term for the art in 1890-1910. The name originates from the Munich-based magazine "Jugend" (Youth) founded in 1896. Internationally, the style is known as Art Nouveau (France), Modern Style (England) or Secession (Austria).

The Art Nouveau conquered all of Europe and there were created countless objects whose spectrum ranges from painting, applied arts to architecture. The Art Nouveau requirement was the artistic creation of everyday objects, that is beauty and practicality should be combined with each other. The desired unit of the artistic ability could only be achieved by individually expressed design, which allowed Art Nouveau to become an early stage of modernity. The essential characteristic of the Art Nouveau is a linear, often asymmetrical ornamentation whose models are to be found particularly in nature and flora.

Major Art Nouveau centers were formed in Munich, Darmstadt, Brussels, Paris and Nancy (Glass Art by Emile Gallé). The Viennese architecture of that time was determined by Otto Wagner and J. Hoffmann. Gustav Klimt created paintings that gave sensual form to the spirit of the Art Nouveau.

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