Alphonse Mucha⁣ Maude Adams as Joan of Arc ⁣ 1909⁣ “Maude

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Alphonse Mucha⁣ Maude Adams as Joan of Arc ⁣ 1909⁣ “Maude Adams was a famous actress of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. This painting is of her performing the role of Joan in Friedrich Schiller's Maid of Orleans play which she performed on June 21, 1909 at Harvard University Stadium.⁣ As a human being, Maude Adams was something of a mystery; only a few people penetrated the wall of air with which she surrounded herself. She probably lacked self-confidence. But she undertook stupendous projects when she was challenged. In the summer of 1909, she played Saint Joan in a spectacular outdoor production in the Harvard Stadium. It sounds impossible now, and certainly outside the range of an elfin-like person of decorous habits. She made her entrance riding a horse (dubbed by her ‘The Great White Peril' because she was afraid of him), and rode into the massive amphitheater, supported by a cast of 1,400 members of the Massachusetts National Guard, many of them riding horses. How could the audience have heard the lines this frail woman spoke in this unroofed space? Perhaps the spectacle was enough.”⁣ #modernart #20thcenturyart #paintings #painting #artlovers #artists #famousart #artlegends #art #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #artoftheday #artstagram #artofinstagram #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #artpreciatetheday #alphonsemucha #mucha #maudeadamsasjoanofarc #maudeadams #artnouveau

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