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Alphonse Mucha

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Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha


Okay, I made a promise not to say, "It's pretty and I love his art." It's really, really hard not to say it first and ignore all the information about Mucha, then go on about posting his work of art. I'll try to reframe from doing that.

Let's start with Alphonse Mucha was born in Czech Republic, now called, in 24 July, 1860. Which reading between my two source that Mucha try to go after an artist work but been turn down until 1881. "He moved to Moravia (again), to do freelance decorative and portrait painting. Count Karl Khuen of Mikulov hired Mucha to decorate Hrusovany Emmahof Castle with murals, and was impressed enough that he agreed to sponsor Mucha's formal training at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts."(Wiki)

"Mucha moved to Paris in 1887, and continued his studies at Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi. In addition to his studies, he worked at producing magazine and advertising illustrations. About Christmas 1894, Mucha happened to go into a print shop where there was a sudden and unexpected need for a new advertising poster for a play featuring Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress in Paris, at the Théâtre de la Renaissance on the Boulevard Saint-Martin. Mucha volunteered to produce a lithographed poster within two weeks, and on 1 January 1895, the advertisement for the play Gismonda by Victorien Sardou was posted in the city, where it attracted much attention.[4] Bernhardt was so satisfied with the success of this first poster that she began a six-year contract with Mucha.
F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur, lithograph, 1897.

Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters, advertisements, and book illustrations, as well as designs for jewelry, carpets, wallpaper, and theatre sets in what was termed initially the Mucha Style but became known as Art Nouveau (French for 'new art'). Mucha's works frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely Neoclassical-looking robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads. In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colors."(Wiki)

Now the time of death of the great artist, "the rising tide of fascism during the late 1930s resulted in Mucha's works, as well as his Slavic nationalism, being denounced in the press as 'reactionary'. When German troops moved into Czechoslovakia during the spring of 1939, Mucha was among the first persons to be arrested by the Gestapo. During his interrogation, the aging artist became ill with pneumonia. Though released eventually, he may have been weakened by this event. He died in Prague on 14 July 1939."(Wiki)

Okay that was a brief over of Mucha's history but if you wish to read more, I have links at the bottom for you to look into.

Now the art:
Image problem and so I'll find a replacement in few days. Thank you for waiting!


Sorry, I try to find a smaller picture to show but at the same time large enough to show what I shared in the upper half of this post.

Here is the normal picture Mucha's subjects was about; women. Some times they have breast showing off or fully clothe like the Princess Hyacinth here. Another point out is the "halo" behind Princess with an inner design that I find is different from his other halo that he had done. That design doesn't repeat in Princess Hyacinth and in fact is different, is a surprise on my end.

Last is the color. True this picture is an art work of Mucha's but it has been touch up digitally in the wrong colors tenses. So the pale pastel colors are off but seeing the image proves that his art work can withstand of time and people adding colors to his art work.

Another thing I've notice about Mucha's art is that, he works from photographs and yet it's not copy subject matter to paper as seen in the picture. There is a special change he makes with his subjects. It shows that he has an imagination that works towards an piece of art work.

I have to say that made me look closer to his art work and take note that he is a great artist to share. His work also makes my simple side go "Pretty" and "Should've done my research on." I hope that I shared enough to make you want to look into Alphonse Mucha's works.

Until next time,
~Iris


Links
Wikipedia Mucha
Mucha Foundation.org

Dr. Pepper 10 Commercial

I'm a lost for words and just mind blown the fact that this ad: Dr. Pepper 10

Would dare state such a sexist motto.

I'll be truthful about the drink tastes like crap. Okay that was harsh, it was dirt but better then their last idea of a diet drink.

So what is this motto that has me so flutter of anger and posting on my blog.

"Dr. Pepper, It's Not For Women." That motto makes me want to find the person that thought this motto would fly and chew their head off.

Yes men don't like romantic things or girly film... but here is the thing.

That is a commercial and not a damn movie. Also the commercial stated Dr. Pepper, with no 10, so it makes the WHOLE Dr. Pepper franchise supports the motto that Dr. Pepper isn't for women.

As a drink, now former, I'm hurt that you think that way. So I want to bring forth that women stop drink Dr. Pepper and pass the word that this drink has became sexist.

Please pass the word of Dr. Pepper that women have power and voice to tell them what we think of that commercial.

~ Iris