Among Alphonse Mucha’s greatest achievements in his mature years were his seven pictures from the Lord’s Prayer, known as the “Pater Noster” or “Le Pater.” He created a separate image for each line of the prayer. Above are the images for “Thy kingdom come,” and “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Mucha visualized the familiar prayer as a universal expression of humankind’s relationship with the divine, mixing traditional Catholic devotion with an Asiatic-tinged occult mysticism.
The Century magazine in 1904 described Mucha’s unique conception of God as “no longer the benign or wrathful Father, but a mysterious Being whose shadow fills the earth. Nature is personified as a luminous, adolescent giant, and Love descends from heaven in the guise of a woman.”
Kandinsky born in Moscow on December 16 (December 4) in 1866 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine 13 December 1944, is a Russian painter and art theorist. Considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century alongside including Picasso and Matisse, he is one of the founders of abstract art: it is generally regarded as the author of the first work of non-figurative history of modern art, watercolor 1910 which will be called “abstract”.
"Time is an abyss, profound as a thousand nights. Centuries come and go. To be unable to grow old is terrible. Death is not the worst. Can you imagine enduring centuries experiencing the same futilities each day?"