Money, Models, & Mucha

Alphonse Mucha is one of my favorite artists. I love Art Nouveau, and Mucha stands alone in his ability to make the everyday beautiful. He liked to paint ethereal models, but I only recently found out that he also designed currency.

This is a small selection of Mucha models and the paintings he created using their images, and currency. Enjoy!

1919 photograph of an Alphonse Mucha model
1919 photograph of an Alphonse Mucha model

 

Mucha currency for the Czech Republic

 

Model for L’Emeraude

 

L’Emeraude
Mucha bill for the Czech Republic

 

Mucha design

 

Mucha studio on Rue du Val de Grâce

 

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