Figures Décoratives, Mucha, 1905
MUCHA, Alphonse (Illustrator). “Figures Décoratives”. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux Arts, 1905. [18" x 13"]. 40 illustrations. (40 hors text.) General Condition: Good. Exterior: Sound, Rubbed, Worn. Interior: Good, Light Yellowing. Moderate toning and foxing to title and half title. Plates generally in very good condition for this large scale folio. Contained in original printed folio.
This beautiful folio reflects Alphonse Mucha’s mastery of the female form. As Art Nouveau’s most influential artist, Mucha renders women and their sensuality in sensitive detail, his classic curvilinear lines accompanying compositions of women in natural settings.