Magnet Alphonse Mucha - Sarah Bernhardt The distant princess, 1897

Magnet Alphonse Mucha - Sarah Bernhardt The distant princess, 1897

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This magnet was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Sarah Bernhardt And the woman created the star" at the Petit Palais Musée des Beaux Arts of the City of Paris from April 14th 2023 to August 27th 2023.

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)
Sarah Bernhardt in the role of La princesse lointaine : poster ...
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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Original work kept at :
Mucha Foundation
Theme :
Maintenance :
Store in a dry place
Artists :
Alfons Mucha (1860 - 1939), Sarah Bernhardt
Art movement :
Art Nouveau
Material :
Metal alloys
Reference :

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Alfons Mucha (1860 - 1939)

Emblematic figure of Art Nouveau, Alfons Mucha is a Czechoslovakian artist who was a poster artist, an illustrator, a graphic designer, a painter and an history teacher. Mucha's works are characterized by the use of shimmering colors, female figures are omnipresent and evolve in harmony with a flowery and refined nature. The white skins of his models recall the pallor of Slavic women, the artist thus affirming his Czech identity marked by Byzantine and Orthodox influences. It is with his posters, especially for stars of the time that Mucha had his first successes. His illustrations are literally ripped off in the street, as when he made the posters of the very popular Sarah Bernhardt. Ornamental and refined, Mucha's Art Nouveau has never ceased to fascinate since his death in 1939.