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Mucha: Zodiac - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Pomegranate

£19.56
Mucha: Zodiac - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Pomegranate
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Brand: Pomegranate
  • ★ Thick, Interlocking Ribbon-Cut Pieces
  • ★ Superb Color Reproduction
  • ★ Glare-Free Matte Finish
  • Zodiac, 1896 Originally commissioned as a calendar, Alphonse Mucha’s Zodiac became one of his most popular designs, with at least nine variants. Images representing the 12 zodiac signs ring an ornately dressed woman’s head, showcasing Mucha’s iconic art nouveau linework. This iteration, adapted for the French arts magazine La Plume, is reproduced in fine detail for this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

    In December 1894, Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860–1939) launched Art Nouveau as a graphic form. He did so under pressure: actress Sarah Bernhardt had commissioned a poster for a new play and gave Mucha less than a week to have it designed, printed, and on the street. His resulting Gismonda poster was executed in a groundbreaking decorative style featuring sinuous lines, natural forms, and women in stylish, flowing attire. The world greeted it with delight. Famous overnight, the artist worked prolifically in his self-invented genre, enjoying huge commercial success without, somehow, ever getting rich. Countless posters (for exhibitions, Champagne, soap, bicycles, and cigarettes) followed, as did magazine covers, books (both written and illustrated), postage stamps, postcards, and even bank notes for his beloved Czechoslovakia.

    Weight:
    33.60 Ounces
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