Happy Birthday Alfie!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Today is the birthday of one of my favorite artists - Alphonse Mucha. Mucha was a Czech artist who painted in the Art Nouveau style. He is famous for his paintings of women with flowing hair, but also worked on other projects, such as stained glass murals for churches. The actress Sarah Bernhardt was enamored by Mucha's decorative style, and commissioned him to create many posters for her various stage appearances. He was big on series, and the above painting is from a sequence of 4 women painted to represent different seasons. This one is Summer.