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The name of the artist Alfons Mucha in Russia is not very well known, but abroad his original and unique Art Nouveau was literally a symbol of style at the turn of the Golden and Silver Ages. Since Mucha studied and lived in Paris for many years, he was closely acquainted with Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, he is often mistaken for a Frenchman, however, the artist was born in Moravia, he was a Moravian Czech by birth, and he devoted many years to his native Czechoslovakia heritage.
He began the future art symbol with the creation of illustrations and the design of several prints in Paris. His oil works were translated into woodcuts, the unique clean style of painting Mucha was very impressed by the commercial attorney for the art, he was ordered theater posters and advertising posters for actors and productions.
Fame and fame come to the artist with the poster of the premiere for the play, where the brilliant Sarah Bernard played the main role. The famous actress liked the poster so much that she concludes a contract with Mucha for six years, ordering him also elements of costumes and decorations. His artwork began to be published in posters, postcards, calendars, every fashion salon, creative workshops, boudoirs of socialite ladies and halls of prestigious restaurants were decorated with silk panels and prints from the Flies.
The Art Nouveau style, in which Mucha created his own unique graphic subjects, soon became known as the Mukha style. The main theme of his work was luxurious, stately, pretty women, surrounded by many intricate flowers and plants, made in a detailed oriental interpretation. The extraordinary plasticity of the figures, the extraordinary attractiveness and charm of the graceful bewitching Mukhina girls and ladies earned him a well-deserved fame of a female beauty singer. The fly creates several thematic cycles about the seasons, flowers, trees, stars, in which he could throw out the whole gamut of his admiration and worship of the power of the beautiful.
Lithograph Spring is one of the subjects of the cycle of the Seasons, in which a gentle and slender Slavic beauty plays on a kind of lyre, bent from a long branch of a tree, surrounded by chirping birds and blooming cherries. Bright golden hair scatters in warm tongues behind her, a thin flowing robe tangles in her bare feet, clings to branches with freshly blossomed flowers. No anxiety, emotional stress, everything is saturated with bliss, the triumph of life and endless sunlight.