Primrose by Alphonse Mucha Vintage Poster Art
Primrose by Alphonse Mucha Vintage Poster Art

Primrose

Primrose c1899 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 lavish art nouveau portrait of a young woman wearing an orange dress with a white top and a tan shawl, with body jewelry straps that go over her shoulder and terminate at her center back.

She has an elaborate jewelry headpiece that fits over her entire head with a flowing form that follows the contours of a looping brown hair.

She is holding against her body several large flowers with her left hand, while holding a smaller collection of flowers in her right hand, in which she is smelling there fragrance.

Behind her head which is in side profile is a blue disc with an arrangement of more orange flowers that are triangular in shape, that conform to the perimeter of the disc, along with smaller flowers to fill in the gaps.

Above the disc is an arch with more floral arrangements and above the art a rectangle with rounded corners with a five bundle red and green floral arrange that are stacked side by side.

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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