Painters Paintings Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939): Rêverie (F. Champenois Imprimeur-Editeur), 1897, l…
Painters Work Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939): Rêverie (F. Champenois Imprimeur-Editeur), 1897, lithograph, 72.7 × 55.2 cm, Non-public assortment, Printer/MakersF. Champenois, Paris
Alphons Maria Mucha (Alphonse in English) was a Czech Artwork Nouveau painter and ornamental artist. He produced a flurry of work, posters, commercials, and e-book illustrations, in addition to designs for jewellery, carpets, wallpaper, and theatre units in what was termed initially The Mucha Type however grew to become generally known as Artwork Nouveau (French for “new artwork”). Mucha’s works often featured stunning younger girls in flowing, vaguely Neoclassical-looking robes, typically surrounded by lush flowers which generally shaped halos behind their heads. In distinction with modern poster makers he used pale pastel colors.
This lithograph was initially designed to function the 1898 Champenois firm calendar. Nevertheless, its speedy reputation led to its swift publication by the journal La Plume as an ornamental panel with the title Reverie (daydream). Mucha’s design reveals a dreamy-eyed younger girl leafing by means of a e-book of ornamental designs, presumably printers’ samples. The distinguished disk behind her is elaborately adorned with flowers and their stems forming a lace-like sample.