Pomegranate’s Alphonse Mucha
coloring book features 22 designs based on original 19th century artworks. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. Click on the small picture to see an interior page.Introduction
Alphonse Mucha was a talented painter and graphic designer who lived from 1860 to 1939. He was born in Moravia (today part of the Czech Republic) and later studied and worked in Austria and France. While he was in Paris, he became famous for his posters and illustrations advertising theatrical and operatic performances and products such as chocolate, pastries, bicycles, and perfumes. Mucha invented an entirely new style that featured beautiful women in flowing garments surrounded by flowers, foliage, and other graceful decorative motifs—a style that became known as Art Nouveau.
In this coloring book you’ll find 22 line drawings of Alphonse Mucha’s artwork. The drawings are based on the original color posters and prints shown on the inside front and back covers of this book. When you color in the drawings, you might enjoy using the colors that Mucha used, or you might have fun choosing your own.
We left the last page of this book blank so that you can draw and color a picture of your own—maybe you’ll create your own poster, invitation, or book cover in the Art Nouveau style!
1. Cycles Perfecta, c. 1897
2. La primèvere (Polyanthus), 1899
3. Le fruit, c. 1897
4. Salomè, 1897
5. Printemps (Spring), 1900
6. Rêverie (Daydream), 1896
7. Chocolat Idéal, c. 1897
8. L’oeillet (Carnation), 1897
9. VI. Slet vsesokolsk’y (6th Sokol Festival), 1912
10. Zodiac, 1896
11. La rose, 1897
12. Tête Byzantine—Brunette (Byzantine Head, Brunette), n.d.
13. Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile, 1896
14. La plume (Quill), 1899
15. La fleur (Flowers), c. 1897
16. La peinture (Painting), 1898
17. Untitled, 1904
18. Bleu Deschamps “En Vente Ici,” c. 1897
19. Le lys (Lily), 1897
20. Femme au carton à dessins (Girl with Portfolio), 1898
21. L’iris (Iris), 1897
22. Le laurier (Laurel), 1901
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