Documents decoratifs. Planche 2.
Item ID 72297
Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print, printed in sepia and grey tones. A fine print from Alphonse Mucha's quintessential Art Nouveau book, Documents décoratifs . Alfons "Alphonse" Maria Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech decorative artist who wanted to bring aesthetic values into arts and crafts. He invented the "Mucha Style" which soon became known as Art Nouveau. His work immediately became immensely popular and has remained very sought-after. This plate shows a typical Mucha femme . Mucha signed and dated the illustration, which is not always the case. Edges with minimal wear, a few very short tears and creases at the edges; faint bump in the left upper corner, well away from the printed surface; otherwise very good - near mint. Very rare, especially in such an excellent state.