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Art Nouveau Avatars - The Four Seasons by swadeart Art Nouveau Avatars - The Four Seasons by swadeart
Prints are currently unavailable; follow me here or on tumblr (swade-art.tumblr.com) so that you can find out when I do a re-release.

Tumblr Link! please reblog from there rather than posting again :D

The idea from the beginning was to make a piece that played on Alphonse Mucha's Four Seasons only with the most recent Avatars.  If you prefer a different order be sure to check out my gallery as I already made another version.

My inbox just exploded because of the DD post, sorry if I'm not able to respond to everyone!  Thanks for the support!
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:icondisturbinggreen:
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner 1 day ago
OHHH the colours melt together so wonderfully
it makes me hungry...
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Redallure Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is sublime!
Love Mucha's work.
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:icontahno:
Tahno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Excellent work! :la:
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:iconinsolentinso:
InsoLENTinsO Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Wow, this is amazing? Seen the finale yet? Still can't get over it.
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:iconteuli:
Teuli Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!
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:iconblackenedhonestyart:
blackenedhonestyart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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:iconceruleanchameleon:
CeruleanChameleon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconxukinamx:
xukinamx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
like the adaptation from Mucha
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:iconfullmetalj4cket:
Fullmetalj4cket Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Do you still sell this poster?
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:iconaashleyb:
aAshleyB Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!
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:iconsa1991:
SA1991 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
First of, simply brilliant, I'm currently using it as my laptop's background :)
That being said, I do have something to point out: while the 3 older Avatars have been connected to their Nation through the respective National Emblem on the top of the images (Air Nomads for Aang, etc...), Korra is depicted with the elemental symbol of Water. Don't know if this was done on purpose or was simply a mix up, but I thought I would point it out...
(don't know if someone else had already noticed this before me, since I didn't read all the other comments, but if anybody did, my apologies...)
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swadeart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Someone mentioned that before (possibly on reddit) and admittedly it was due to a confusion on my part.  I had noticed the Water Tribe "National" symbol (the moon and the waves) was used almost exclusively by the Northern Water tribe and it featured strongly in their clothing, banners, and architecture.  There wasn't really a direct analog for the south and the symbol isn't seen on any Southern tribe gear I'm aware of but the "waterbender" symbol is, if only on a single necklace.  Simply put I took this to mean that one symbol was for the northern tribe and one was for the southern.  And Korra is from the south.

Of course as you know it's really just a quirk of there being so few southerners in the show and what gear they have is more rustic (so no architecture w/ symbols, flags, etc).  Small pools of data often lead us to incorrect conclusions like this.

That said, I think from a visual perspective it's more pleasant this way and I think using the other bending symbols would have been disruptive because they are only represented as line art and as such couldn't support the two-tone theme I wanted to carry forward.  

Thanks for your feedback!
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SA1991 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014
Ya, I've got to agree with you, it looks much better this way, though you can see the Water tribe flag on southerner equipment sometimes during A:TLA...
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:icontenshiyuukichan:
TenshiYuukichan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have this on my wall ..in my room ..love it ^^
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:iconhaebak:
Haebak Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
the lack of Wan upsets me =(

amazing work anyway! I love them :heart:
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:iconswadeart:
swadeart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
To be fair, I finished this in July 2013 and Book 2 hadn't even aired yet.  But keep an eye out, I'm cooking on some new stuff.
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Haebak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
oh, cool! =D
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:iconmollymerula:
MollyMerula Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Gorgeous! This is definitely one of the best Mucha takes I've seen (nobody seems to be able to get it right!). Great job on the shading & lines!
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:iconsweetdeer:
Sweetdeer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I knew right away this had some alphonse mucha inspiration! I love art nouveau! This came out great!
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:icondragon-hime:
Dragon-hime Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Very good work!!!Clap Clap 
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:icondraginkyle44:
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Awesome.
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:icongordhanx:
gordhanx Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
AWESOME WORK! I love the poses, expressions, shading, colouring and details on al four of them.
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:iconkashiskth:
KashiSKTH Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Pretty!
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:iconbaysioux:
BaySioux Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Amazing :)
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Insanepayne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Something I just realized about Avatar.  Before the airbenders where wiped out, I can't recall a single female air bender being shown. Research must be done.
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:iconaelddir:
AElddir Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
So well done!! Very elegant, rich with detail (but not too much), thoughtful symbolism. Wonderful.
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akidatplay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
nice
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tolvfen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Wrong Direction on them in time,,, first Kyoshi-earth, Roku-fire, Aang-air and Korra,,, and that Korras contrast should be air that is wrong, it was also said that Korra was a fire bender born in a water Bender family,,, otherwise, great art
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Zalcoti Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Digital Artist
It was done according to the seasons. If you saw the original inspiration, you'd see why it was done this way.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconplasticplayhouse:
plasticplayhouse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it!
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing ._.
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:iconaguarush11:
AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. Alphonse is one of my favorite artists but combined with Avatar... it can't get any better <3

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Aioros-sama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... this is splendid! Awesome! Simply perfect! Colors, Backgrounds, characters... everything just fits. And the fact that you drew the three Avatars before Korra as adults while herself still the Age she is in the series gives her such an endearing effect and makes the other three seem epic. :D In that regard, it's a shame that Korra lost her Connection to the previous Avatars... but the next season is coming up, and I wonder what it'll bing Story-wise. I know the General description, but what I wonder about are the Details.
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely amazing! :D
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nab2000 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Such dynamic poses!  And I love the way the colors blend.  Wonderful!
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Congrats. A great mix and style.
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:iconthe-littlebird:
the-littlebird Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist
So gorgeous :D
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:iconyukimy:
Yukimy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!!
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:iconyell-out-mitch:
yell-out-mitch Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow very well done
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CelesteCorinne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Lovely!
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thorman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
cool what great pic of avatar is awesome in love congraluations friend:D
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TheDarkCorvus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
nice!!!!
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:iconevanest:
Evanest Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Weird to see Aang all grown up.
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:iconraylex230:
raylex230 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awsome i like it avatar !!! Love Love Love 
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:iconrorro1:
Rorro1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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:iconninufaa:
ninufaa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
A beautiful depiction of the avatars old and new  .:meow:. 

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:iconfeathereyed:
FeatherEyed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
These four look great and the designs behind and around them are fantastic.
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