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Alphonse Mucha
Nude Female Model as Ballerina, Paris
1901
Gelatin silver print, (negative 1901, print c. 1980)

29.2 x 22.9 cm
Gift of Trish and Jan de Bont

J. Paul Getty Museum

Excerpt from  Union List of Artist Names [ULAN - Getty] - Alphonse Mucha

Mucha, Alphonse (Czech painter and printmaker, 1860-1939)

Note: Mucha established himself as a respected poster designer in Paris in the late 19th century, after designing a poster promoting the actress Sarah Bernhardt. His illustrations are distinguished by their mosaic backgrounds influenced by Byzantine artwork, and the romantic female form often depicted in flamboyant, theatrical poses, wearing garments laden with precious gems. Mucha’s work was also popular with commercial businesses at the time, who often hired him for illustrations. Czech artist.

Continued: Alphonse Mucha - Union List of Artist Names [ULAN - Getty]

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Additional Information

Alphonse Mucha: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

Alphonse Mucha: Related Links on Art in Context

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Alphonse Mucha, Czech, (1860-1939)
b. July 24, 1860, Ivančice, Czech Republic
d. 1939

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