Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mucha's Prayer

"Our Father, who art in Heaven"
Excerpt from Le Pater, by Alphonse Mucha
via Art Nouveau

Alphonse Mucha is known for his advertisements featuring alluring Art Nouveau women, but he also created a beautiful book illustrating the Lord's Prayer (Le Pater). I happened to be visiting Prague when there was an exhibition on his work. 

For each phrase of the prayer, Mucha created a symbolic design, an illustrated scene, and a meditation on the meaning of the phrase. 

"Give us this day our daily bread"
Excerpt from Le Pater, by Alphonse Mucha
via Surface Fragments

"Give us this day our daily bread"
Excerpt from Le Pater, by Alphonse Mucha
via Art Nouveau

I love how personal and how thoughtful this work is! You can see the book in its entirety here.

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