His vegetal graphics, his plant women and especially his taste for composition and movement are recognizable among a thousand! CultureSecrets offers you a MasterClass with Alex, guide-lecturer, to learn all about Alfons Mucha, mystical artist and politically committed to the defense of his country, Czechoslovakia.
A pioneer of the Art Nouveau style, Alfons Mucha was born in Moravia, a region of the present-day Czech Republic, in July 1860. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, but was rejected. He then did some decorative work and finally attended art school in Vienna. Earning a living as a portrait painter, he arrived in Paris in 1887 to continue his studies, while making advertising posters and illustrating catalogs, calendars and books.
Alex, a guide passionate about art and history, will talk about Mucha's many technical and artistic qualities that finally allowed the artist to be hired by Armand Colin, a major Parisian publishing house! His style is still well known today. Just like Alex, the guide-lecturers of the D'Arts et D'histoires team propose you to navigate in a rich ocean of culture that they will decipher for you.
When Czechoslovakia gained its independence after World War I, Alfons Mucha designed the new stam
Sunday, June 27 at 3pm.
Virtual event : a login link will be sent to you by email on the day of the event.
Duration of the event : about 1h30
Mucha, "The Seasons: Summer", 1896, series of 4 decorative panels, Mucha Foundation © Mucha Trust.
Mucha, "Sarah Bernhardt as Gismonda", theater poster, 1894.