BISCUITS CHAMPAGNE LÈFEVRE-UTILE

Signature: Signed on the stone lower left Mucha.

Arthur Ellridge, Mucha: The Triumph of Art Nouveau, Terrail, Paris, 1992, p. 73 (ill.);
Victor Arwas / Jana Brabcovå-Orlîlovå / Anna Dvorák, Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau, Art Services International, Alexandrai, Virginia, 1998, no. 19b, p. 159 (ill.); Rosalind Ormiston, Alphonse Mucha Masterpieces, Flame Tree Publishing, London, 2007, P. 35 (ill.).

About Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha is synonymous with Art Nouveau, a style of fine art, decorative art, and architecture that broke with the academicism of the 19th century in favor of florid lines inspired by the natural environment. A lithographed advertising poster he was commissioned to create for a play featuring the celebrated actress Sarah Bernhardt in 1894 catapulted him out of obscurity and brought him instant success as a commercial artist. Rendered in pale pastels, much of his work depicts beautiful young women draped in Neoclassical robes set amidst flowers, feathers, and other sensuous natural forms. He was celebrated not only for illustrating advertising posters, but also for painting, book illustrations, sculpting, and designing theater sets, jewelry, and wallpaper.

Czech, 1860-1939, Ivančice, Czech Republic

Group Shows on Artsy

2013
The Art of La Belle Èpoque, Christopher-Clark Fine Art, San Francisco
2012
The Circle of Toulouse-Lautrec, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland