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Times of Day. 1899.

Times of Day. 1899.

Item Description:

Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)
Size: Each: 15 x 41 in./38 x 104 cm
Condition: A/ Slight stains in Reverie du Soir.
Printer: Imp. F. Champenois, Paris (not shown)
Reference: Ref: Rennert/Weill, 62; Lendl/Prague, p. 214-215; Wine Spectator, 77; PAI-LXXVI, 369
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Mucha

Times of Day. 1899.
In subdued pastels, this “quartet of barefoot young ladies represents the different times of the day. The borders are decorated in identical patterns... and the crisscross areas at the top have different floral panels. Each girl appears in an outdoor setting, with slender trees or tall flowers emphasizing her slim figure... The borders are worked out in such an exquisite pattern that each picture appears to be mounted in an elaborate frame of its own, or else seen through a decorated window. Quite possibly Mucha’s whole concept for the series was that of gothic stained-glass windows” (Rennert/Weill, p. 232).

About The Artist:

ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)


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