Art Nouveau Antique Stained Glass Window Salvage Style of Alfonse Mucha Artist. Excellent Condition – No Chips or Cracks – In the style of Alphonse Mucha and using the techniques of Robert Louis Tiffany. This is a One of a Kind Huge 65″ x 27″ Framed Glass Window. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 14 July 1939 (aged 78). Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Munich Academy of Fine Arts. 24 July 1860 14 July 1939, known as Alphonse Mucha , was a Czech. Painter and decorative artist. Known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs. Alphonse Maria Mucha was born in the town of Ivanice. (currently a region of the Czech Republic). In 1871, Mucha became a chorister at the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Brno. Where he received his secondary school education. It is there that he had his first revelation, in front of the richness of Baroque art. During the four years of studying there, he formed a friendship with Leo Janáek who would become the greatest Czech composer of his generation. Although his singing abilities allowed him to continue his education through high school, currently known as Gymnázium Brno, tída Kapitána Jaroe 14, in the Moravian capital of Brno. Drawing had been his main hobby since childhood. He worked at decorative painting jobs in Moravia, mostly painting theatrical scenery. In 1879, he relocated to Vienna. To work for a major Viennese theatrical design company, while informally augmenting his artistic education. Count Karl Khuen of Mikulov. Hired Mucha to decorate Hruovany Emmahof Castle with murals and was impressed enough that he agreed to sponsor Mucha’s formal training at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. The artist’s daughter Jaroslava. Mucha moved to Paris in 1887, and continued his studies at Académie Julian. 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. Was posted in the city, where it attracted much attention. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur, lithograph, 1897. Bernhardt was so satisfied with the success of this first poster that she began a six-year contract with Mucha. 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. In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colors. Mucha’s style was given international exposure by the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Of which Mucha said, I think [the Exposition Universelle] made some contribution toward bringing aesthetic values into arts and crafts. He decorated the Bosnia and Herzegovina. Pavilion and collaborated with decorating the Austrian Pavilion. Style was often imitated. The Art Nouveau style, however, was one that Mucha attempted to disassociate himself from throughout his life; he always insisted that rather than maintaining any fashionable stylistic form, his paintings were entirely a product of himself and Czech art. He declared that art existed only to communicate a spiritual message, and nothing more; hence his frustration at the fame he gained by his commercial art. When he most wanted to concentrate on more artistic projects. File:CZE-17-Republika Ceskoslovenska-100 Korun (1920). Mucha-designed artwork on a 1920 Republic of Czechoslovakia 100 korun. Mucha married Maruka (Marie/Maria) Chytilová on 10 June 1906, in Prague. The couple visited the U. From 1906 to 1910, during which time their daughter, Jaroslava. Was born in New York City. They also had a son, Jií. (born 12 March 1915 in Prague; died 5 April 1991 in Prague) who later became a journalist, writer, screenwriter, author of autobiographical novels and studies of the works of his father. He was assisted by millionaire Charles R. Who used his fortune to help promote revolutions and, after meeting Thomas Masaryk. Where he decorated the Theater of Fine Arts, contributed his time and talent to create the murals in the Mayor’s Office at the Municipal House. And other landmarks around the city. And other government documents for the new state. Mucha considered his publication Le Pater to be his printed masterpiece, and referred to it in the New York Sun. Of 5 January 1900 as what he had “put [his] soul into it”. Printed on 20 December 1899, Le Pater was Mucha’s occult examination of the themes of The Lord’s Prayer and only 510 copies were produced. Mucha’s The Slav Epic. Main article: The Slav Epic. Mucha spent many years working on what he considered his life’s fine art masterpiece, The Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej), a series of twenty huge paintings depicting the history of the Czech and the Slavic people in general, bestowed to the city of Prague in 1928. He had wanted to complete a series such as this, a celebration of Slavic history, since he was young. From 1963 until 2012 the series was on display in the chateau in Moravský Krumlov. In the South Moravian Region. In the Czech Republic. Since 2012 the series has been on display at the National Gallery’s Veletrní Palace. Mucha interior decoration at Georges Fouquet. Jewellery on rue Royale. The rising tide of fascism. During the late 1930s resulted in Mucha’s works and his Slavic nationalism. Being denounced in the press as’ reactionary. Muchas Slav nationalism and Jewish roots made him a primary target of the Gestapo during Nazi occupation. 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, due to lung infection, and was interred there in the Vyehrad cemetery. Although it enjoys great popularity today, at the time when he died, Mucha’s style was considered outdated. His son, author Jií Mucha. Devoted much of his life to writing about him and bringing attention to his artwork. In his own country, the new authorities were not interested in Mucha. The Slav Epic was rolled and stored for twenty-five years before being shown in Moravský Krumlov, and a Mucha museum opened in Prague, managed by his grandson John Mucha. Mucha’s work has continued to experience periodic revivals of interest for illustrators and artists. Interest in Mucha’s distinctive style experienced a strong revival during the 1960s with a general interest in Art Nouveau. And is particularly evident in the psychedelic posters of Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. The collective name for British artists Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, and Bob Masse. Mucha’s work is a strongly acknowledged influence for Stuckist. The band Soilent Green. Used a picture by Mucha for the cover art of their album Sewn Mouth Secrets. One of Mucha’s paintings, Quo Vadis or alternately Petronius and Eunice , was the subject of a legal dispute in 1986. The judgment by Richard Posner. Describes parts of Mucha’s life and work biographically. Among his many other accomplishments, Mucha was also the restorer of Czech Freemasonry. One of the largest collections of Mucha’s works is in the possession of former world no. Professional tennis player Ivan Lendl. Who started collecting his works upon meeting Jií Mucha in 1982. His collection was exhibited publicly for the first time in 2013 in Prague. Bières de la Meuse. The Arts, Dance, 1898. Moët & Chandon Crémant Impérial, 1899. Joan of Arc, Maude Adams. The item “Art Nouveau Antique Stained Glass Window Salvage Style of Alfonse Mucha Artist” is in sale since Thursday, April 06, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Stained Glass Windows\1900-1940″. 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