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Alphonse Mucha by Tomoko Sato

Alphonse Mucha by Tomoko Sato

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The mission of art is to express each nation’s aesthetic values in accordance with the beauty of its soul. The mission of the artist is to teach people to love that beauty. Alphonse Mucha
Alphonse Mucha was an extraordinarily prolific and versatile artist who made his mark in the diverse fields of design – including posters, jewelry, interior decoration, theatre, packaging and product designs – as well as in painting, book illustration, sculpture and photography. He is one of the best-known Czech artists to wide international audiences today and rose to international fame in fin-de-siècle Paris with his elegant designs for theatre posters for Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress of the time, and decorative panels (panneaux décoratifs) featuring gracefully posed women. For those posters Mucha created a distinctive style – “le style Mucha” – characterized by harmonious compositions, sinuous forms, organic lines and a muted palette, which became synonymous with the newly emerging decorative style of the time – Art Nouveau. By the time of the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Mucha had become a leading figure in this decorative art movement, who defined the look of the era. The catalogue explores the development of Mucha’s career and overall achievements as a multifaceted and visionary artist. It is divided into six sections, highlighting Mucha’s personality as Bohemian; picture maker for people; cosmopolitan; mystic; patriot and philosopher.
Gathering over 250 works, including a sumptuous reconstruction of his interior for the Fouquet boutique in Paris, the book explores the artistic vision and ideals behind Mucha’s works.
Presenting posters, drawings, paintings, decorative works, books and photographs, the monograph traces the influence of Mucha’s Czech roots and his passionate love of his country on all aspects of his career.
Published on the occasion of the first major Italian retrospective of Alphonse Mucha’s work, the catalogue is produced in collaboration with the Mucha Foundation.

Tomoko Sato is curator of the Mucha Foundation.

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