30 December 2016

Mucha's jewelry

This book is a reminder that Alfons Mucha, a major Art Nouveau artist, was sensitive to jewelry. In his decorative paintings women wear plastrons and sophisticated hair ornaments. There are also rings, corset clips and enamel necklaces with arabesques and oriental motifs. The jeweler Georges Fouquet, whose famous serpent runs along the forearm of the actress Sarah Bernhardt in the poster for Medea, made some pieces.

  • An example of Mucha's work : the combined bracelet and ring designed for Sarah Bernhardt, made by Fouquet in 1899

  • Georges Fouquet and Alfons Mucha - "Peacock" ring made of gold and opal - 1900

  • Alfons Mucha in his studio, rue du Val-de-Grâce (Paris) - ca 1901

  • Alfons Mucha - "Zodiac" - 1896

  • Alfons Mucha - "Byzantine Heads" - 1897

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