Femme A La Marguerite
(Woman with a Daisy) c. 1900 by Alphonse Mucha. Fluid lines and a palette that is both fascinatingly complex and marvelously subtle. Sheer grace!The boring details:
Professionally restored and prepared for print. The color is set to print true to the original, but may not be the exact same color you see on your monitor. Different monitors are calibrated differently and therefore will show colors slightly differently. The numbers don't lie, however, and that is why I set the colors by the numbers -- it's the print that counts, not what you or I see on our monitors!
The smaller the print, the higher the resolution. This will print at high resolution if you choose the portfolio or small size, medium resolution if you choose the medium size, and lower resolution if you choose the large size. Keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the higher the quality of the print.
A word about image restoration: I don't believe in "enhancing" the work of an artist, but rather restoring it to its original beauty. Alphonse Mucha was a true artistic genius. (Sometimes, working closely with images of his work, a new insight into his genius takes my breath away and I have to just sit there for a moment, blown away.) Who am I to ruin his work by "enhancing" the colors or messing with the contrast? True, I may have to adjust the image slightly in various ways so it will print well using modern digital printing methods, but my aim is always to be true to the original work of art.
I likewise try to retain the charming patina of vintage artworks while cleaning up stray pencil marks, fly specks, correcting for any distortions from the scanner or camera, etc. That lovely patina is part of what what makes the vintage pieces so charming in the first place. I can (and usually do) spend many hours on a image before I consider it pixel-perfect and ready for print. But I don't make it quite
pixel-perfect -- I leave in underpainting the artist allowed to show through, slight misprints (if the work was printed) that are not distracting, subtle foxing or yellowing at the edges, etc.
If you're after a slick 21st-century look , this print is not for you. If you adore Alphonse Mucha's work and want to own an affordable print as close to the original and this graphic artist can make it, you've found it.
PS: You can put this on canvas if you like, but the original was NOT on canvas. I wouldn't use the canvas option myself.
See the entire Woman with a Daisy Collection
for coordinating items.