Alphonse Mucha’s ‘Le Pater’

Perhaps no one better exemplifies the art nouveau style than Alphonse Mucha; his work is virtually synonymous with art nouveau.  And amongst the pinnacle of his work was the seven part series known as Le Pater, which Mucha himself considered his print masterpiece.  Le Pater is the artist’s interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer, with each piece representing one line of the prayer.  These illustrations positively hum with symbolism and mystical allusions.  Not all of them are pertinent to this blog, but one of them is particularly on-target.

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Alphonse Mucha – Le Pater (1899)

Alphonse Mucha – Le Pater (1899) (detail)

Alphonse Mucha – Le Pater (1899) (detail)

Mucha Foundation (Official Site)

Wikipedia: Alphonse Mucha

Link to Artsy’s Alphonse Mucha page

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