Today I went on an Art Nouveau tour with a group of seven lovely scientist-wives from all over the world. Our husbands are all scientists and geo-chemists attending the annual Goldschmidt Conference. We met at the conference steps, took a metro and then walked with our Czech tour guide through New Town over to Old Town, staring up at the gorgeous decorative buildings all along the way. It's hard not to go anywhere in Prague without staring upward in awe!
Some here's a little amusee bouche of Art Nouveau from the beginning
of the 20th century:
Art Nouveau Czech artist Alphonse Muca who was born in the Czech Republic and studied art in Paris at the Academy, brought his beautiful style back to his beloved homeland. He became famous after drawing the theatre portraits for the French actress Sarah Bernhardt. Ooh la la!
Everywhere I go, I see the French influence!
C'est magnifique! Oui?!