The Distant Princess - Alphonse Mucha Greeting Card
In 1903, Alphonse Mucha depicted the actress Sarah Bernhardt once again—this time taking center stage as Princesse Lointaine, passionately proclaiming the irresistible charm of the Petit Beurre made by the biscuit company, LeFevre-Utile (LU). A Princesse Lointaine (literally ‘distant princess’) comes from the title of a play by Edmond Rostand and is a French stock character that is an unattainable loved figure. With a twinkle in her eye, she declares, "Je ne trouve rien de meilleur qu'un petit LU, oh si deux petits LU" ("I don't know of anything better than a Petit LU except two Petit LU"). See this image as an art print!
Mucha (1860-1939) was a visionary artist whose artistry and creativity shaped the Art Nouveau movement! Born in 1860 in Moravia, now the Czech Republic, Mucha's artistic journey took him from a struggling artist to an internationally renowned master of his craft. With his distinctive style characterized by intricate patterns, flowing lines, and ethereal female figures, Mucha's art played a significant role in shaping the visual aesthetics of the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
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A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope