Settee with side cabinets made by Gaspar Homar i Mezquida, 1903. The marquetry panel is ‘La sardana’. Made of Jacaranda and lemon wood. Carving and marquetry in jacaranda, mansonia, oak, ebony, sycamore, box, cherry and hungarian ash. Metal and nacre applications. Leaded and beveled glass. Located at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Museum of Catalan Visual Art).Info from here.
Alphonse Mucha is definitly one of my favorite painters. I’m in love with his style Art Nouveau (artistic movement from the end of the 19th century). He made a lot of posters (for Sarah Bernhartd’s parts in various plays), also advertising posters, decorative panels…these being his most famous artworks. Mucha is Czech, and made posters about his homeland.
He offers a new look on advertisement as he can link real art and commercials. Therefore it is representativ of his time. Great colors, details, recognizable style, I advise you to take a look at his whole work if you don’t know him and if you all ready do, well look for new artworks to surprise you ;)