Autumn by Alphonse Mucha



Title

Autumn

Artist

Alphonse Mucha

Ref GM1135
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 12" x 24" (30 x 60 cm)
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Description  
This was part of Mucha's season series it was his first set of decorative panels and it became one of his most popular series. It was so popular that Mucha was asked by Champenois to produce at least two more sets based on the same theme in 1897 and 1900. Designs for a further two sets also exist. The idea of personifying the seasons was nothing new - examples could be found in the works of the Old Masters' as well as in Champenois's other publications. However, Mucha's nymph-like women set against the seasonal views of the countryside breathed new life into the classic theme. Autumn is represented as a playful figure wearing a wreath of chrysanthemums in her long auburn hair. She sits amid a rich tapestry of autumnal plants and gathers grapes from an abundant vine.