Saturday, February 12, 2011

Informative Comparative Look

To some followers of Mucha, these images won't be new. But to others, it could be an informative comparative look at Mucha's reference photos and the resulting works.

— Poster for The Spring Festival of Song & Music in Prague —

Mucha — Emerald — 1909

Mucha — Poster for The Regional Fair at Ivančice — 1912

Mucha — A plate from Documents Décoratifs — 1899

Mucha — study for the cover of Cloches de Noël et de Pâques —1900

Hey Larry!


Kendra Melton said...

Great post!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks so much Thomas. Of course the photographs are lovely but you can really see how he transfuses them with magic. And of course like all magic, only the magician know how it is done.

Anonymous said...

In first he takes face as the measure for the grid; in third - head's height is the measure. But what was the principle in the last photo?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a grid is just a grid.

Drax said...

Far out! Thank you!

Annie said...

Hi Thom,
Thank you for doing the work to match these. I've become interested in the models for many artists, especially the Pre-Raphaelites, and other artists who repeatedly used their loved ones- wives and children, as models.