This leaded panel was inspired by the illustrations of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style.
Mucha was famous for his commercial posters but he also worked in a variety of other media, including furniture, jewelry, and theatrical sets. He mostly worked in Vienna and Paris, but was also in Chicago, where he taught at the Art Institute, from 1904 to 1910. The densely patterned posters epitomize the Art Nouveau interest in natural forms, decoration, and a rejection of the anonymity of mechanical production.
Our master painter, Vasile Mosanu, spent two weeks cutting, painting, and soldering glass and lead for this masterpiece. See Mosanu's process in the video above.
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