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Monaco Monte - Carlo

Monaco Monte - Carlo

ID# 692
Alphons Mucha
29.75" x 43.5"
(76cm x 110cm)
Regular price $20,000 USD
Regular price Sale price $20,000 USD
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This beautiful and rare example of Alphons Mucha’s romantic flair and intricate detailing promotes travel to Monaco and Monte Carlo, two luxurious locales on the Mediterranean Sea. It was created at the height of his popularity in 1897, when his style was so fully embraced that he had complete artistic freedom. That can be clearly seen in this design, where the ornate styling of the maiden and her intricate embellishments are the primary focus, while the beach, coastline, and sea are mere hints in the background. Some see nods to a roulette table or train gears in Mucha's swirling composition. The use of metallic inks in this poster further enhances its twirling, curved movement. It is a rare and important work by a master illustrator.

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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