This beautiful creature is by Czech artist Alphnose Mucha (1860 - 1939). I think if you were to look up the definition of "Art Nouveau" in the dictionary, you'd just find a painting by Mucha there. No other explanation needed. I think he is the grand master of Art Nouveau. My mind boggles as to how he managed to tame all those floaty elements in his paintings and make them look natural and "correct".
...and it's Friday, so here are my Friday links for your viewing pleasure!
a) Ten underused punctuation marks that will woo you!
b) Tasty designer dresses.
c) A relaxing three minute video of a man whose hobby is carving flower designs in watermelons.
d) See Taronga Zoo's brand new Sumatran Tiger cubs.
e) A truly beautiful mirror art installation in the Vendôme square, Paris.
Here's to a super relaxing and enjoyable weekend!
Image from here.