Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alphonse Mucha, 'Le Pater' Part I

There is also a Part II to this post that you should look at, with images of details that you will not have seen, taken directly from the first press of Le Pater by Alphonse Mucha.

"Mucha considered Le Pater his printed masterpiece, and referred to it in the January 5, 1900 issue of The Sun Newspaper (New York) as the thing he had "put [his] soul into". Printed on December 20, 1899, Le Pater was Mucha's occult examination of the themes of The Lord's Prayer and only 510 copies were produced."

From Mucha's Wikipedia page


  1. When I see these images I immediately think of Jess and his collages.

    1. Don't forget his papier mache.

  2. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I'll certainly be back.

  3. Thanks for taking this opportunity to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and I take pleasure in learning about this topic. If possible, as you gain information, please add to this blog with new information. I have found it extremely useful.

  4. The Le Pater artwork is beautiful,one of mucha's best works!

  5. I'm always terrified I'm going to smash bottle of perfume in my bag, so I reckon a travelo would be a good investment! I also love how your to-do list book has become a blogging notebook! xxx

  6. I know where I'm going and l know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.Thankyou i really love it.....