Alfons Mucha was a famous Czech painter whose artwork can be seen in various locations in Prague
. Mucha's art is in museums, churches, and public structures. Don't miss viewing Mucha's art when you're in Prague!
The Mucha Museum is an easily accessible place to view Mucha's art in Prague. This museum, though small, offers a survey of art and photographs from the artist's life.
The Municipal House is decorated in Art Nouveau style throughout, but the City Mayor's room is where you'll find Mucha's art. The ceilings are masterfully decorated with Mucha's paintings, collectively called "Slavic Concorde," but Mucha also had a hand in designing other aspects of the room, including the textiles and windows.
The Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral has a touch of le style Mucha
. The brilliant colors and draftsman's precision, characteristic of Mucha's art, are apparent in the set of windows the artist created for Prague's center of spirituality.
Slav Epic in Prague
Mucha's series, the Slav Epic
has yet to be given a permanent place in Prague, though plans have been drafted to create a permanent exhibition hall for the twenty enormous canvases given to the city by Mucha. Some pieces of the Slav Epic
, including Svantovit Celebration on the Island of Rügen
, can be seen in an exhibition that will be shown in three European cities through 2010.
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