Mastro Spring 2007
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Prepare to be transported to Alphonse Mucha's secret garden, wherein exists elegance as only he could have imagined it. Each of these four postcards pays homage to the natural beauty of a flower—a beauty as captivating as the women who share each of Mucha's panels. What makes these rare cards magnificent is the simplicity of their designs. A woman in pink displays a single bloom in her hand in Carnations (Oeillet); a lass dressed in blue fixes her gaze against a floral background in Irises (Iris); a young girl casts her eyes skyward as she wears flowers in her hair as part of Lilies (Lys); and a lady dressed in blue stands tall against her blossoming backdrop in Roses (Rose). The designs' flowing lines and wavy contours—typical of the Art Nouveau style—are evident in each piece and take the viewer on an imaginary walk down a botanical garden path. The postcards, published in 1900, reproduce images that Mucha created as part of a four-panel set (entitled Les Fleurs) in 1898 and 1899. As exquisite today as they were decades ago, these postcards are unused and present within the EX/MT to NM range, with any minor, technical faults manifested solely at the attractive pieces' peripherals and corners.
1900 Alphonse Mucha "Flowers" Postcards Complete Set (4)
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