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Salon des Cent 1896 - Mucha

Salon des Cent 1896 - Mucha

ID# 14103
Alphonse Mucha
17" x 25.5"
(43cm x 65cm)
Regular price $20,000 USD
Regular price Sale price $20,000 USD
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Salon des Cent was an art exhibition in Paris that sold color posters, prints and reproductions of artwork to the general public at reasonable prices. It was established in 1894 by Léon Deschamps, founder of La Plume ("The Pen"), an important magazine of the day. The salon held exhibitions until 1900, and many of the posters advertising Salon des Cent exhibitions have themselves become collectors' items. This image was created for the Salon des Cent in 1896 by Alphonse Mucha in his romantic style with the details to find the exhibition included in the text on the lower part of the poster.
Czech artist Alphons Mucha (1860-1939) liked drawing when he was a child, and at a young age started working as a theatrical scenery painter. In 1879, Mucha moved to Vienna to pursue this line of work, and soon after was sponsored to study at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. The artist moved to Paris in 1887 to continue his studies at Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi. He soon became popular in the French capital for his paintings, illustrations and designs for jewelry and wallpapers, among others. His style became known as Art Nouveau, French for "New Art". Mucha usually depicted beautiful women surrounded by flowers and Neoclassical inspired robes. Mucha created posters for many brands, for LU he also designed posters, wrappers and other printed objects.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all our posters.

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