Lot#62Lottitle: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). ÉTOILE DU SOIR. 1902. 31x12 inches, 79x30 cm.
Est. Price: 7000 - 10000 USD / 5446 - 7780 €
Real. Price: - / -
DescriptionÉTOILE DU SOIR. 1902. 311/4>x12 inches, 791/2>x301/2> cm. Condition B+: repaired tears and creases in margins and image; restored losses and pin-holes in corners. "In this series Mucha began to see the decorative panel as painting with a meaning deeper than mere ornament. He connected his attraction to higher ideals, expressed through the stars . . . The dramatic quality of the movement of the individual figures is also remarkable, resembling the great baroque artistic heritage of Mucha's country . . . at this time of his life Mucha was striving to be seen as an artist-philosopher, to which the theme of the Stars was highly suited" (Spirit of Art Nouveau p. 206). Rennert/Weill 82, Lendl 61, Mucha P46, Triumph des Jugendstils 100, The Spirit of Art Nouveau 55b.
Date & Time: 2/2/12 - 2/2/12, 10:30 AM
House & Location: Swann Galleries, New York
Viewing1/28/12 - 2/1/12
104 East 25th Street
SpecialistNicholas D. Lowry
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