24" ALPHONSE MUCHA "The Slav Epic cycle No.15" painting canvas not oil printed on canvas
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860 –1939)
Ready to be hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden frame.
Medium: printed on canvas panel
Diagonal: 24" or 61 cm.
Size: 19,7" x 13,8" (in) or 50 x 35 cm.
Date: c. 1914. w / C. of Attribution.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas.
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo.
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Alfons Maria Mucha known internationally as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt. He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels, and designs, which became among the best-known images of the period. In the second part of his career, at the age of 43, he returned to his homeland of Bohemia-Moravia region in Austria and devoted himself to painting a series of twenty monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the Slavic peoples of the world, which he painted between 1912 and 1926. In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series to the Czech nation. He considered it his most important work. It is now on display in Prague. One of the largest collections of Mucha's works is in the possession of former world no.1 professional tennis player Ivan Lendl, who started collecting his works upon meeting Jiří Mucha in 1982. His collection was exhibited publicly for the first time in 2013 in Prague.