Mucha Monaco - Monte Carlo Sketchbook
This sketchbook which reproduces Alphonse Mucha's Monaco -- Monte Carlo lithograph is perfect for your own illustrations or musings. The notebook was created exclusively for the museum by mishmash in Portugal. The pages not only support multiple writing tools but the Smyth Sewn binding allows the book to open 180 degrees and lay flat for greater ease of use.
Most of the advertising posters created by Mucha were produced with Champenois, including the Poster for Monaco Monte Carlo, P.L.M. railway services (1897). The style of the Monaco --Monte Carlo piece focuses on a beautiful woman, relaxing on the Mediterranean coast. Appearing to be in a relaxed and meditative state, the female figure clasps her hands to her face, looking skywards as if she is transfixed by something in the sky. The long parallel stems (a metaphor for the train tracks) of the buddleia and the use of a circular halo containing flowers, birds and leaves suggest the heavenly quality of this place. Red flowers tied into her hair, her striking black hair and eyes and her strapless dress represent the use of attractive models to promote brands: another theme of Mucha’s advertising posters.
New technologies in printing and publishing allowed Mucha's work to quickly reach a global audience. Art magazines, illustrated with photographs and color lithographs, played an essential role in popularizing the new style. A poster by Mucha for actress Sarah Bernhardt in 1895 became not just advertising, but an art form. Sarah Bernhardt set aside large numbers of her posters for sale to collectors.
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- Museum Exclusive
- A6, 4.1 x 5.8 inches (10.5 x 14.8 cm)
- 96 pages
- Blank pages
- Supports ink, marker, pencil, colored pencil, pen, and crayon
- Natural smooth paper 90g
- Notebook opens 180º degrees and lays flat on your desk so you can have the best possible writing experience
- Exposed Smyth Sewn stitch-finish spine