The Mucha museum is proud to present a 30-minute glimpse into the life and times of the famed artist, Alphonse Mucha. The documentary focuses on the artist's personal life and its impact on his art. The documentary is preceded by an exhibition that displays some of the best known works of the artist. Both the documentary and the exhibition provide immense visual pleasure for those who love the art of Alphonse Mucha. Check website for details.
Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Jindřišská
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A legend in his own lifetime, Alphonse Mucha precipitated his rise to world fame in 1894 with his poster of actress Sarah Bernhardt in Gismonda, which introduced the art nouveau style. Mucha was born in 1860 in Moravia, now part of the Czech Republic. His family opened this museum, Muchovo Muzeum Praha (Mucha Museum), in 1998. It contains the artist's famously ornate posters, cookie and champagne labels, bicycle ads and much more. Each item shows off his use and mastery of intricate detail and pastel colors. There are also other images, painted depictions of age, poverty and war, the the artist's sketchbooks showing how he worked out his decorative patterns, and photographs both by and of Mucha. Prague is full of Mucha souvenirs, and the gift shop here is a good place to find some of the more tasteful ones. Call ahead for more information.