The first retrospective dedicated to the Czech artist and Art Nouveau icon Alphonse Mucha has opened at the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome.
Born in 1860 in Ivančice, a town in southern Moravia then under Austrian rule, Alphonse Mucha became one of Europe’s most renowned artists in the late 19th and early 20th century, with his unique style establishing him as the pre-eminent exponent of French Art Nouveau. Characterised by its soft lines, floral forms, and plant motifs, the Art Nouveau artistic movement blossomed in the Paris of the Belle Époque before spreading throughout Europe. In its early days the movement was known as “Le style Mucha” such was Mucha’s influence.
The exhibition, curated by Tomoko Sato, is bringing to Italy many posters, drawings, paintings, decorative works, books and photographs for the first time. Through works such as Gismonda (1894), The Seasons: Summer (1896), Madonna of the Lilies (1905) and study for ‘The Slav Epic’ cycle n. 14: The Defence of Sziget (1913-14), the exhibition explores 6 different aspects of the artist’s personality across as many sections: bohemian in Paris, cosmopolitan, mystic, patriot and philosopher-artist.
From Apr 15th to September 11th 2016
Monday to Thursday 9:30 am > 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am > 10 pm
Sunday 9:30 am > 8:30 pm
Ticket service is available until 1 hour before closing.
COMPLESSO DEL VITTORIANO – ALA BRASINI
Via di San Pietro in Carcere, 00186, Rome