Alphonse Mucha:
Double-sided Glass Vase "Spring" and "Summer" with Gold Décor


Alphonse Mucha:
Double-sided Glass Vase "Spring" and "Summer" with Gold Décor

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Glass | Gold decor | Format 21 x 16,5 x 7,5 cm (H/W/D)

Alphonse Mucha: Double-sided Glass Vase "Spring" and "Summer" with Gold Décor

The virtuosity of the youth illustrations of Alphonse Mucha increases from motif to motif. Elegant women represent his series "Seasons." Here, the first flowers in the year and the lushness of the summertime merge in style with the female figures.

Glass vase. Motifs elaborately decorated by hand with gold elements. Format 21 x 16.5 x 7.5 cm (H / W / 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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