Analysis of selected work of Alphonse Mucha
My analysis of four of Mucha’s works revealed many characteristics typical to the artist’s techniques, compositions, and subject matter. His combinations of beautiful female figures, rich ornamentation and extravagant lettering radiate luxury and pleasure. Mucha used ‘formless’ materials such as hair to create whiplash curves and decorative forms which, paired with his intricate pattern work, create highly detailed pieces. Linework is intrinsic to Mucha’s works. All of his forms incorporate a thick black outline to their stylised aesthetic. Mucha also experiments with the overlapping of multiple elements, such as the common use of the large circular frame motif and the female figure.
"what would our founding fathers think?"
who gives a fuck they were a bunch of racist fuck boys anyway
Solange Knowles, Humberto Leon, Rinko Kikuchi and Carol Lim attend the Costume Institute Gala for the ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.via
SOMEONE DO THE THING AND DRAW IT
it’s that time of year again
updated for 2013:
I was just joking with him, but the look he gave me was complete betrayal
Art history meme | 5/5 movements
Art Nouveau 1890 - 1910
Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Privat-Livemont, Ivan Bilibin, Jules Cheret, Eugène Grasset.
Two-dimensional Art Nouveau pieces were painted, drawn, and printed in popular forms such as advertisements, posters, labels, magazines, and the like. Japanese wood-block prints, with their curved lines, patterned surfaces, contrasting voids, and flatness of visual plane, also inspired Art Nouveau. Some line and curve patterns became graphic clichés that were later found in works of artists from many parts of the world. [x]