Intarsia - Alfons Mucha

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Project by Dominik Matus posted 03-05-2013 09:26 PM 1843 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second intarsia I made. It is cut veneer. I used heating (carbonization) and putty.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 09:28 PM

Truly outstanding—tremendous job IMHO.

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 09:32 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

Just curious, what is the difference between intarsia and marquetry?

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 09:52 PM

The difference here is a matter of the country and language of translation. This is clearly what in English speaking countries is called marquetry. The terms are elusive from language to language.

What ever you call it this is just excellent work.
What a great future you have ahead of you Dominik, your talent is obvious and your training must have been excellent.
Bravo on all the pieces you have posted today.

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 10:37 PM

Dominik, thank you for sharing this excellent work with us! Love it, very Mucha!

I especially like how you handled the reflection of her feet in the water and the shading in the gown. Well done!

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 10:44 PM

:) thank you, yes I’m always playing with texture and direction of timber.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 11:09 PM


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#7 posted 03-05-2013 11:42 PM

This is just wonderful.

And, welcome to lumberjocks, too.

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 12:17 AM

Yep, very well heat treated and composed :) I also noticed the exquisite detail of the reflected legs.

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 12:27 AM


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#10 posted 03-06-2013 02:39 AM

That is so very beautiful! the detail, shading are outstanding.

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 11:02 AM

Amazing work! How is the shading done?

#12 posted 03-06-2013 01:57 PM

I like you work !!!


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#13 posted 03-06-2013 02:06 PM

Dominik, That is absolutely an outstanding piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 03-06-2013 02:46 PM

Beautiful work!!! You did an awesome job, love it.

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#15 posted 03-06-2013 03:16 PM

Wow. Can you explain how you used putty in this project?

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