Alfonse Mucha and ‘La Natura’

Earlier this year I took an online course with Oxford University's Continuing Studies and it was all about Art Nouveau.  Not my favourite period, although there are elements I really enjoy. I was asked to write about one piece of art from that time and the choice was this, La Natura by Alphonse Mucha. The … Continue reading Alfonse Mucha and ‘La Natura’

Poster design- Art Nouveau to Art Deco

In my art history course, I was asked to compare posters from the art nouveau and art deco movements This was the result. In contrast to the prudery and hypocrisy of the Victorians towards the female form, Art Nouveau celebrated the body in its use of curvilinear forms, loose flowing hair and diaphanous clothing. Little … Continue reading Poster design- Art Nouveau to Art Deco

Alphonse Mucha: So much more than decoration

When people consider the art of Alphonse Mucha, they inevitably would imagine the exquisitely decorative graphic designs that epitomizes the art deco period. But would you think this was by the same artist? This is Abyss in the Depths a Dead Body , a work from 1898. My research has drawn a blank as to … Continue reading Alphonse Mucha: So much more than decoration