Inspired by Alphonse Mucha
11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
Painting with The Masters
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Every once in awhile I have to do a more
realistic type painting in more suttle
colors than my usual brilliant colors.
I have always loved Mucha and admire
his talent and the beautiful women he
She looks like she is so lonely
sitting there looking out the window.
Is she? What is she thinking about?
Maybe she is waiting for Alphonse?
Mucha applies to the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. His application is turned down with the recommendation: "Find yourself another profession where you'll be more useful".
Goes to Vienna to work as a scene painter for the firm of Kautsky-Brioschi-Burghardt.
Leaves Vienna when the Ringtheater, his employer's best customer, burns down in a fire in which 500 people died. Mucha, as the youngest employee, receives his notice. Goes to Mikulov where he earns a living by painting portraits. Meets Count Khuen Belasi who commissions him to decorate his castle at Emmahof.
Moves to Castle Gandegg, Tyrol, where Count Khuen's brother, an amateur artist, becomes Mucha's patron.
Begins studies at the Munich Academy of Art, sponsored by Count Khuen's brother.
Moves to Paris to study at the Academie Julian, still under the Count's sponsorship.
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