JOB by Alphonse Mucha
JOB by Alphonse Mucha

JOB c1896 by Czech Painter Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939); the leading and most prominent painter, illustrator and graphic artist of the art nouveau period

JOB is an elaborate free flowing image of a beautiful young lady with her hair draped over her shoulder and in her right hand she is holding on to the end of cloth that is flying in the wind behind the word JOB that is situated behind her head.

The text is in two parts, a center piece of the word JOB in green and outlined with a brick pattern and additional green symbols behind that. To unify the image there is a triangular waveform brick pattern of gold and purple all around the perimeter.

To accent the piece I add a five layer border comprised of green black and red borders that nice complement the colors of the art nouveau image.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

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.

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