Pater Noster c1900 by Alphonse Mucha Vintage Poster Art
Pater Noster c1900 by Alphonse Mucha Vintage Poster Art

Pater Noster

Pater Noster (Our Father) c1900 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.

A beautiful illustrated poster that is a tribute to a beloved father that has passed away, with the words Pater Noster Quiesin Coelis (May Our Father Rest In Heaven) at the top and at the bottom the words Notre Pere Qui Etes Aux Cieux (Our Father Who Art In Heaven) that cite the beginning of he Lords prayer.

The top words are surrounded by a representation of the Star of David in the inner layer with a ring around it and a large like representation that also has open pomegranates at each point.

Below the words is another word in Hebrew that is placed in triangle with a fiery appearance, below that a woman grasping a sphere of sorts that has radiant orange, red and white wings; that may represent and angel.

Finally the rest of the illustration has flowing curves that also connect to the Star of David structure giving it a metal frame look with a multitude of starts filling every background space.

This is a remastered 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.

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