Alphonse Mucha⁣ Precious Stones and Flowers⁣ 1900⁣

4/17/2021, 2:00:50 AM
Alphonse Mucha⁣ Precious Stones and Flowers⁣ 1900⁣ Amethyst⁣ Emerald⁣ Ruby⁣ Topaz⁣ “Precious Stones and Flowers is a 1900 work by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha⁣ The four sections of the piece each depict a woman juxtaposed with a colour-based pairing of a gem and flower. The work is also often broken up into its four component pieces, but there is a unique appeal to having the set all grouped together.⁣ The way in which it presents the subject through a quartet of images evokes classical concepts like the four elements, the four bodily humours and even C.S. Lewis' four loves.⁣ Like these similar paradigms, the image represents multiple facets of the same basic concept (in this case, the woman whose likeness appears in all four sections of the work).⁣ The woman in the piece, both backed and foregrounded by the beauty of nature, is transformed into a goddess-like being which befits this interpretation. Rather than being surrounded by commercial objects as she might have been in another of Mucha's works, she seems to inhabit a world that knows no such thing.⁣ As such, the piece exchanges the attractively dated look of its predecessors for a more elevated and timeless one.”⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #alphonsemucha #artnoveau #mucha #gemstones #preciousstonesandflowers #preciousstones #amethyst #emerald #ruby #topaz

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