Saturday, September 19, 2015

Featured Prints: A Local Take on Art Nouveau with Murray Bain

Murray Bain wears many hats. Not only is he an artist and an animator, but he's also a partner and founding member of local animation studio, Copernicus Studios. Today we're featuring his Art Nouveau inspired piece "Halifax Seasons", and before you ask, yes, we have prints for sale of all the seasons together as well as individually.
"Halifax Seasons" - Come and see the original work, which features watercolour pencil, in the gallery today!
"Halifax Seasons" recalls the the work of 19th century Czech painter and illustrator, Alphonse Mucha, who like Murray was very innovative for his time. His personal style heavily influenced the graphic style of the time that became known as "Art Nouveau".

"Les Saisons" by Alphonse Mucha

Mucha's imagery often features stylized women in flowing garb, surrounded by floral elements and his most identifiable feature, halos that frame the subject. Can you identify the local landmarks Murray features in the halos of "Halifax Seasons"? Click on the images below to find out!