sábado, 9 de abril de 2016


Nearly 100 years after Alphonse visited Rome with his wife Maruska, the Complesso del Vittoriano (pictured behind Mucha and Maruska) will be hosting a major retrospective of his work. Presenting over 250 works, including a sumptuous reconstruction of his interior for the Fouquet boutique, the show will explore the artistic vision and ideals behind Mucha's works.
Presenting posters, drawings, paintings, decorative works, books and photographs, the show will trace the influence of Mucha’s Czech roots and his passionate love of his country on all aspects of his career, from the early pamphlets and illustrated magazines in support of patriotic organisations in Ivančice, through the lean times living as an outsider of the French establishment in Paris and the years of celebrity following his breakthrough poster Gismonda for Sarah Bernhardt, and during the years spent in the preparation and fulfilment of his masterpiece The Slav Epic. It will examine the way in which Mucha’s love for his homeland and Utopian ideals are manifested throughout his artistic career in all his work. 

And it will demonstrate Mucha’s belief in the universality of art and its power to inspire and communicate with people and his vision that through the power of art he could work towards the spiritual union of the Slavs and, eventually, all mankind.


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