Mucha Foundation The Arts Poetry Museum Edition Fine Art Lithograph COA S2. Mucha Foundation The Arts Poetry Limited Edition Fine Art Lithograph COA S2. Mint, unused, never framed nor hung.
This is a limited edition, hand pulled, fine art lithograph of Alphonse Mucha's, poster titled. Mucha created The Arts series in 1898, at the height of his popularity. The series was printed on vellum in an edition size of 1000 copies.He also printed an additional 50 limited edition copies on satin. Instead of using traditional elements such as musical instruments, paintbrushes and quills, Mucha chose to emphasize the creative inspiration of the natural beauty of nature. He gives each of the arts a circular backdrop featuring a motif from nature, indicating a time of day. In this poster,'Poetry' the backdrop is the evening star shining in the sky at dusk.
This hand pulled lithograph preserves Mucha's classic work art. It was pulled on Rives BFK archival, acid free paper one colour at a time, from separate plates, in perfect registration for a limited edition of 300 pieces. The edition is numbered 1/300 to 300/300.There is also a museum edition of 35 (1/35 to 35/35). The chromist, created this image by hand-drawing directly onto specially prepared surfaces, which were then chemically transferred onto lithographic plates, one plate for each color. The plates used to create this edition have been destroyed. The lithograph was printed at S2 Atelier in New York City by master printers, under the supervision of Technical Director, Raymond Mazza.
This piece was hand-drawn at the Mucha Foundation while viewing the original - so colors are a perfect match. You almost cannot distinguish it from the original. Great care was taken to precisely recreate Mucha's original image created in 1898. This recreation bears the chop mark of S2 Editions Atelier. The signature of the chromist is printed unobtrusively on this lithograph in order to distinguish this recreation from Mucha's original work.
Printing method: hand drawn plates are hand pulled, one colour at a time, in perfect registration on Rives BFK archival paper using the finest quality archival ink on an antique 1870s Marinoni Voirin lithography printing press - this is the same press that was used to create the original poster over 100 years ago. Certificate of Authenticity: S2 Art.
Image size : 18" x 27". Edition size: 300, ME 35 plus EA (Artist Proof). Hand Numbered: Lower left corner.