Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet

Sketch for a poster of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, by Alphons Marie Mucha, 1899


Definitive version of the poster illustrated by Mucha, 1899


Mortimer, Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet. New York World, June 18, 1899


Bernhardt on stage playing the role of the tragic Prince of Denmark. The costume she did wear was possibly designed by Mucha himself


The Many Faces of Pascal Vilcollet

Born in Paris, 1979, Pascal Vilcollet studied graphic design and taught himself to paint at age 16. “Fortunately, there was not much to do in my suburb. I discovered very early, museum galleries; it is there that I knew I would be painting later”.
He paints mostly for his own satisfaction. Portrait is his favorite motif, “it can be my obsession”. He doesn’t look for creating an effect; he said he paints to lighten a weight. He’s not interested in realism, pure figuration or hyper realism, rather than the border between reality and abstraction.
Vilcollet claims to have very eclectic tastes. He appreciates enormously Pierre Soulage and respects the artists that, in his opinion, represented their era: Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko or contemporaries like Lucien Freud, Murakami, Justin Mortimer or Jenny Saville.
He spoke about his icons, mostly characters he feels fascination for because he either admires them. Taking advantage of real graphic representations, he fragments them and then reconstructs them, giving us a new insight into a psychological portrait. Pascal Vilcollet’s brush is the dynamic extension of his body while he is in action.


Pablo Picasso


Andy Warhol



Jean-Michel Basquiat


Takashi Murakami


Yves Saint Laurent


Karl Lagerfeld


John Lennon


Mick Jagger


Bruce Lee


Al Pacino (as Michael Corleone)


Woody Allen


David Lynch


Steve McQueen


Grace Kelly


Elizabeth Taylor


Jane Birkin


Nicole Kidman


Natalie Portman


Kate Moss


Angelina Jolie


Monica Bellucci