28 August 2018

Art nouveau jewelry in the "Alphonse Mucha" exhibition

Rather unexpectedly, jewelry features large in the “Alphonse Mucha” exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg. In his posters, the celebrated Art Nouveau artist excelled in the design of astounding bib necklaces in gems and pearls, diadems with allegorical details and flowery crowns setting off luxuriant, wavy hair. The gold and opal chain on show reminds us that some of his magnificent pieces were given shape by the jeweler Georges Fouquet for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Sarah Bernhardt was one of the most famous champions of Mucha.

“Alphonse Mucha” – From 12 September 2018 to 27 January 2019 at the Musée du Luxembourg

 

Article related to this topic:

René Lalique in the Gulbenkian

Mucha’s Art nouveau jewelry

  • Alfons Mucha - Chain and pendants done by Georges Fouquet - Gold, enamel, water pearls, mother-of-pearl and gemstones, 1900 - Mucha foundation, Prague © Mucha trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Le Zodiaque, lithography, 1896 - Mucha Foundation, Prague © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Sarah Bernhardt, full portrait , study circa 1897 - Mucha foundation, Prague © Mucha trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Rêverie, 1897 / Salon des Cent : exposition de l'oeuvre de Mucha, 1897 - Mucha Foundation, Prague © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Study for the poster of the 6th Sokol's festival, 1911 / Médée, 1898 - Mucha Foundation © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha - Drawing for the Georges Fouquet shop in Paris, 1900 - Mucha Foundation © Mucha Trust 2018

  • Alfons Mucha exhibition poster

Most popular articles

Upcycling in the exhibition "Cartier and the Arts of Islam

Cartier was not merely inspired by motifs from distant cultures: the jeweler’s new creations have also often incorporated elements from old jewelry or...

Christmas in Paris!

Place Vendôme and the Rue de la Paix, I’ve photographed the most beautiful displays, from Cartier and Tiffany&Co. to Chanel.

Artist jewelry, Mathias Kiss x Dangleterre

Together with Mathias Kiss, Ségolène Dangleterre has created three pieces of jewelry: square bronze rings, layered and shaped like a cornice. Photo ©...

Vhernier, games with chains

Vhernier, expert in chain work, has designed a link with a tiny slit. This makes it possible to join together two, ten, even a hundred links!

The big winners: vermeil, gold plating and gold-plated brass

In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…

The lacquer boom

Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!