Art Nouveau Clovers by Raphael Kirchner In Honor of St. Patrick's Day.
A little art flashback for you in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Here's a look at the beautiful series of "A Quattre Feuilles" or "Clovers" created in 1899 by Austrian Art Nouveau artist Raphael Kirchner (1876 - August 2, 1917).
Produced in postcard format, like the majority of his work, these were printed as color lithographs (both green and violet versions were produced) with metallic pigment (the hearts and titles are in gold) on card stock.
images courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Some of the used postcards can be found for auction on Ruby Lane or Ebay.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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