Lot 134
Alfons Mucha (1860 - 1939) SITTING HALF-NUDE

Coloured pencils, white paint, paper
29 x 45 cm (h x w)
Lower center "Mucha 29"

Starting price
280 000 CZK
   |   11 429 €
Price realized
550 000 CZK
   |   22 449 €
price without premium

The casually leaning beauty, drapery and format suggest Mucha's life, his admiration for female beauty and his work with light and color. Alfons Maria Mucha was a Czech painter, graphic artist and designer of the Art Nouveau period. He was born in Ivančice in Moravia into the family of a court employee as the fourth of six children. He studied in Munich and Paris, where he subsequently settled in 1887 and worked as an illustrator and graphic artist. A breakthrough in his career occurred when he created a poster for the latest game with Sarah Bernhardt - Gismond. Alfons Mucha's artistic style caused a complete sensation and is still sought after for its decorativeness and tasteful neoclassical vision of female beauty.