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Poster design by Alphonse Mucha advertising ‘Champagne Ruinart’, ca. 1896.
Alfons Mucha - Champagne Ruinart - 1896
ad for 'Ruinart Champagne' (1896) ~ Alphonse Mucha
this brand of Champagne sadly no longer exists.
Art nouveau advert for Roederer champagne
Painted in Chicago in 1909, this picture depicts the American actress Maude Adams in the role of Joan of Arc in Schiller's Die Jungfrau von Orleans
Alphonse Mucha. He paints such poigniant women. A short biography I read on him said he wanted models with meat on their bones to paint a woman with substance and strength. You look at his women and they just look like they know their value.
Alphonse Mucha 1896
The great man himself, photographed in his bohemian studio. Alphonse Mucha, one of my favorite artist.