No artist was more influential during the golden age of the poster than Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939), whose striking, ornate artwork sent his career soaring in the 1890s. This card collection reproduces in sumptuous full color twenty-four of the Art Nouveau master's most famous posters and panels. Displaying his preference for gentle pastels, elaborate borders, and beautiful women, the pocket-size masterpieces include Zodiac, one of the artist's most popular and enduring designs; Sarah Bernhardt/La Plume; the richly decorative R verie; the rare Cognac Bisquit;and twenty other works of art. Ideal for use as distinctive stationery and bookmarks, the attractive cards are accompanied by descriptive paragraphs that include title, printer, date, and other relevant data.
About the Author
Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) is best known to the general public for his posters of Sarah Bernhardt and magnificent decorative panels such as "The Seasons." Among graphic artists and commercial designers, Mucha is praised for the innovative style books that pioneered the use of Art Nouveau in commercial packaging, design, and ornament.