Carnation Art Nouveau Portrait 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.
Carnation is a beautiful art nouveau portrait of a young lady dressed in a pink flowing bear shoulder and open back gown with a gold belt wrapped around her waist.
She is standing in a garden looking partly back at the viewer, with a rich assortment of flowers about her and a large leafless tree to her right.
She is holding a red flower in her right hand close to her face and with her left hand is holding up the trailing part of her dress; and in the background is a swirling blue and yellow sky with a large yellow oval representing the sun.
Carnation Art Nouveau Portrait is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
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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.