"Bronze Art Nouveau"
Large patinated bronze statue from the Art Nouveau period by Charles Korschann, representing a young woman standing with a bouquet of flowers in her arms Charles Korschann (1872-1943). Born in Brno in Moravia, he attended the academies of fine arts in Vienna and Berlin. Although he frequently returned to Moravia, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire but which was part of Czecho-Slovakia after the First World War, he spent most of his life after 1894 in Paris. He designed many small mainly Art Nouveau subjects, including vases, inkwells, clocks, lamps, wall sconces and planters among those who had some use, often with complete figures of elegant women, almost always with hieratic expressions or symbolist poses. He exhibited at the Salons of the Society of French Artists from 1894 to 1905 and obtained a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900.