Hardcover Ô Mucha Kindle Ö

  • Hardcover
  • Mucha (Basic Art Series 2.0)
  • Tomoko Sato
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 3836550091

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Mucha (Basic Art Series 2.0)All about the Belle poque Delicate illustration that defined an era With his instantly recognizable decorative style, Czech artist and Art Nouveau masterAlphonse Muchadefined the look of the fin de sicle In evocative shades of peach, gold, ochre and olive, hisseductive compositions of patterns, flowers, and beautiful womenbecame paradigms of the Belle poque yearsMucha s work permeated illustration, posters, postcards, and advertising designs of his day His striking posters ofstar actress Sarah Bernhardtwere particularly famous Alongside this delicate decorative work, Mucha also harbored committedhumanist idealsandnationalist beliefs With monumental works such asThe Slav Epic,he expressed his staunch support for Pan Slavism, promoting the political independence of the Czech and Slavic nations from the Austro Hungarian EmpireThis book presents key works from Mucha s distinctive oeuvre to introduce an artist who, with few rivals, distilled the spirit of an age About the Series Each book in TASCHENs Basic Art series features a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximatelyillustrations with explanatory captions

About the Author: Tomoko Sato

Tomoko Sato studied History of Art and Architecture at the University of Reading, and Museology at the University of Manchester Formerly Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, she has been Curator of the Mucha Foundation since 2007 She has curated numerous exhibitions on Alphonse Mucha as well as on modern art, design, and photography