This week the theme for the
Art Creations Challenge
is this lithograph of
the artist, Alphonse Mucha!
F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur
Because Art Nouveau is one of my
favorite types of art to use
when creating mixed media,
I wanted to provide some history
about this exceptionally talented artist!
Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters,
advertisements, and book illustrations,
as well as designs for jewellery, carpets, wallpaper,
and theatre sets in what was initially called the Mucha Style
but became known as Art Nouveau !
Mucha's works frequently featured
beautiful, strong young women in
flowing vaguely Neoclassical looking robes,
often surrounded by lush flowers which
sometimes formed haloes behind the women's heads.
The Art Nouveau style however,
was one that Mucha attempted to
distance himself from throughout his life;
he always insisted that rather than adhering
to any fashionable stylistic form,
his paintings came purely from within.
He became very frustrated when his fame grew
through the popularity of his commercial art
when he most wanted to concentrate on more
lofty projects that would ennoble art and his birthplace.
only to communicate
a spiritual message,
and nothing more!
Now...to show you what I created for this challenge!!
This is my interpretation of this theme
and of Mucha's lithograph!!
Thanks for coming by and looking at my entry!
Have a wonderful day!!
***quotes for Alphonse Mucha came from Wikipedia