La Vague (The Wave) by Henri Privat-Livemont - Artvee

Had you thought it was Mucha? It's all right, I had too. Comparing their work side by side, it seems to me that Privat-Livemont has the much more illustrative style -- careful contrasts and shapes -- and Mucha wins out in rendering volume, fleshiness.

I like this work because while obviously inspired by Japonisme of the time, it's not trying to exoticize anything. I also like it because there are shellfish in her hair and that's rad.