Spring

Spring

Click to More
Autumn

Autumn

Click to More
Summer

Summer

Click to More
Winter

Winter

Click to More
playlist

Alphonse Mucha: The Seasons

    105 
    Click to Favorite
    Click to Share
$14.95
Become a member and get it free.

The first of Alphonse Mucha’s much-copied decorative panels, The Seasons (1896), shows the harmonious cycles of nature. Four beauties, each set against a distinct, natural backdrop, convey the mood of each season. Innocent Spring stands among white blossoms, charming birds; Summer lounges among red poppies; bountiful Autumn rests with chrysanthemums, gathering fruit; and Winter, in a snowy landscape, huddles under a cloak with a small bird. The decorative style of the images illustrates Mucha’s artistic influences and interests. This style reflects his debt to Japanese woodcuts, as well as to Hans Makart’s The Five Senses (1879), while his association of women with a subtle undercurrent of death and rebirth speaks to his interest in symbolism. The choice of medium reflects his interest in making art available to all since the panels were created as affordable art for private homes. (The Art Story)

Read more

Related playlists

  • Paul Gauguin

    33 works
  • Paul Gauguin

    23 works
  • Key Works: El Greco

    11 works
  • Kimbell Art Museum: Curated Picks

    17 works

Related playlists

33

Paul Gauguin

Click to More
23

Paul Gauguin

Click to More
11

Key Works: El Greco

Click to More
17

Kimbell Art Museum: Curated Picks

Click to More

Works

Spring

Spring

Click to More
Autumn

Autumn

Click to More
Summer

Summer

Click to More
Winter

Winter

Click to More