Allegorie de la Musique
Allegorie de la Musique, Music Of The Lyre c1898 by Czech Painter Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939); as well as an accomplished Illustrator and Graphic Artist who was a major force of the Art Nouveau Period; known for his stylized, ornate and decorative theatrical posters.
This is a beautiful illustration of a young redhead sitting in a forest in deep contemplation with a bright star shinning in the heavens behind her; with its rays of light pointing in all directions, illuminating the trees below and the night sky.
The young lady is wearing a tiara over her flowing hair, and as a long gown that is hanging from her waist down to the ground, with part of it draped over her right upper arm as it blends into the bush outline on the ground.
She has a large decorative lyre resting on the side of her right thigh, that she is holding onto with her left hand at its mid-section, with her right elbow resting on the frame of the lyre and her right hand slightly touching the upper frame of the musical instrument as her face leans against her right hand.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase online as a rolled canvas print.
Info Below From Wikipedia.org
Alfons Maria Mucha July 24, 1860 – July 14, 1939), was known internationally as Alphonse Mucha. He was a prominent Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, and is best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt.
He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels, and designs, which became among the best-known images of the period.
In the second part of his career, at the age of 43, he returned to his homeland of Bohemia-Moravia region in Austria and devoted himself to painting a series of twenty monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the Slavic peoples of the world, which he painted between 1912 and 1926.
In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series to the Czech nation. He considered it his most important work. It is now on display in Prague.