Sumptuous feast of decorative Czech maestro
ALPHONSE Mucha (1860-1939) has a very beautiful Chinese name — 慕夏 (longing for summer), an echo of the works he created.
“Czech Treasure Art Nouveau Maestro: Aphonse Mucha Retrospective,” the first Chinese exhibition of the Mucha Family Collection, features over 200 artworks from the collection, including posters, drawings, decorative works, jewelry and sculpture as well as books and photographs, some of which have never been shown in public before.
Mucha Family Collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Mucha works in the world, representing all aspects of his artistic achievements.
The exhibition, which coincides with the 80th anniversary of Mucha’s passing, is a key cultural exchange event for the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the Czech Republic.
The selections highlight six facets of Mucha’s identity, exploring his characteristics and artistic essence from various perspectives. He was a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, a designer working in many different media, a teacher of fine arts and a seeker of peace.
During the exhibition, Pearl Art Museum will organize a variety of content-filled art education events, inviting art history scholars, cultural scholars, decoration designers and artists to present lectures and workshops on topics such as “The Art Nouveau Movement” and “Decorative Art.”
Date: Through March 31, 10am-7pm, Tuesday to Friday; 10am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday
Admission: 120 yuan
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