In 1902 Alphonse Mucha created a set of decorative panels that he called The Moon and the Stars. He continued to use his nymph-like women as his subjects, however, he attempted to transcend the panels decorative purpose by investigating the deeper meaning of his subjects. He no longer limited the women to the confines of "ornate crescents and alcoves". Instead, Mucha elevated the women by allowing them to float in space while being illuminated by a light that radiates from within the composition. He presents the women like muses and this is reflected in their dramatic, contemplative poses.
In this hand pulled recreation of Mucha's 1902 study for The Morning Star (Etoile du Matin) light radiates from the subject's forehead while below, light is penetrating the lower half of the nymph's body.
This lithograph is recreated from Mucha's original classic work while viewing the original at the Mucha Foundation. Therefore, the colours are a perfect match.
The lithograph is printed on Rives BFK acid free 100% cotton paper and is numbered 1/300 to 300/300. There is also 35 museum edition 30 artist proofs.
The recreation bears the chop marks of the Mucha Foundation and S2 Editions Atelier, while the signature of the chromist is printed unobtrusively on the lithograph in order to distinguish the recreation from Mucha’s original work.
- Title: The Moon and Stars Study for The Morning Star (Etoile du Matin) (1902)
- Paper: French made acid free BFK Rives 100% cotton paper
- Printing Press: 19th century French Marinoni Voirin
- Image Size: 34" x 16" Publisher/Printer: S2 Editions Atelier
- Chop Marks: Mucha Foundation and S2 Art
- Certificate of Authenticity: S2 Art
- Edition Size: 300, ME 35, EA 30
- Hand Numbered: Lower left corner
- Packaging: Ships in a museum quality