Wednesday, 1 October 2008

the art that I like

or, a history of my love of Art Nouveau...

I'm no art critic or scholar of the Art Nouveau movement, what little knowledge I have comes from Wikipedia, this is merely a post of pure appreciation.

It all began on a saturday shopping ramble when I was 14, and I came across this outrageously gorgeous pack of playing cards in a well known department store, and promptly fell in love with the art of Alfons Mucha.



Years later I've just moved into halls at university and have a rather dire room with a brown carpet to brighten up. Imagine my delight when I found this at the college poster fair...



It is a curious thing, that on the streets of Paris are many street booksellers also touting posters, prints and postcards of Paris sights and Paris art, and among their wares are unexpected packs of coasters, in a vast variety of different art styles. Which brings me to one of the best souvenirs I've ever bought for four euros...a set of Mucha advertisement coasters!! Far, far too good to use, here they are scattered around my flat...




And my absolute favourite...

1 comment:

CanarySanctuary said...

Those are some big-time pretty coasters!
I too had a Mucha print gracing my walls during uni: it was one of his sets of the Four Seasons.
Very cool.

Also, if you're interested in including Mucha in any and all creative sewing projects, there are numerous cotton-printed panels you can buy on ebay. I've got quite a few myself. Very fun to use!