fuck yeah, art nouveau

A celebration of art nouveau and its practitioners.
Bières de la Meuse
Alfons Mucha; lithograph; 1897.

Bières de la Meuse

Alfons Mucha; lithograph; 1897.

I came back from holiday in Mucha-obsessed Prague to find this. I don’t think words can quite express my happiness right now.
Thankyou.

I came back from holiday in Mucha-obsessed Prague to find this. I don’t think words can quite express my happiness right now.

Thankyou.

Portrait of Jaroslava Mucha in Czech national costume
Alfons Mucha; pencil and white paint on beige paper; c.1930.

Portrait of Jaroslava Mucha in Czech national costume

Alfons Mucha; pencil and white paint on beige paper; c.1930.

(Source: daaramlikes, via fuckyeahalphonsemucha)

A model posing for Alphonse Mucha
Alphonse Mucha; date unknown.

A model posing for Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha; date unknown.

Behrens House doors
Peter Behrens; 1901.

Behrens House doors

Peter Behrens; 1901.

Behrens House
Peter Behrens; 1901.

Behrens House

Peter Behrens; 1901.

Werbeplakat für die Zeitschrift 'Pan'
Joseph Sattler; lithograph; year unknown (1895-1900).

Werbeplakat für die Zeitschrift 'Pan'

Joseph Sattler; lithograph; year unknown (1895-1900).

Electricine
Lucien Lefèvre; lithograph; 1897.

Electricine

Lucien Lefèvre; lithograph; 1897.

Ali Baba
Aubrey Beardsley; line block print; 1897.
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From the V&A:
'This is one of Beardsley's most powerful and confident drawings. The  size and obesity of Ali Baba's body is suggested in the most simple and  minimal way. He almost seems to blend in with the background, his shape  defined only by his robes and richly profuse jewellery.
This design dates from near the end of Beardsley’s short life. It is his  only drawing for a proposed book of Arabian Night’s Tales, The Forty  Thieves. The book was left unfinished at his death from tuberculosis in  1898.’

Ali Baba

Aubrey Beardsley; line block print; 1897.

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From the V&A:

'This is one of Beardsley's most powerful and confident drawings. The size and obesity of Ali Baba's body is suggested in the most simple and minimal way. He almost seems to blend in with the background, his shape defined only by his robes and richly profuse jewellery.

This design dates from near the end of Beardsley’s short life. It is his only drawing for a proposed book of Arabian Night’s Tales, The Forty Thieves. The book was left unfinished at his death from tuberculosis in 1898.’