Alphonse Mucha posters exhibit – in Seoul, Korea until March 1st

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The exhibition in the newly opened Korean gallery My Art Museum presents a total of 234 Art Nouveau posters, engravings, drawings, oil paintings and other original works from the private collection of the famous Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl.

The exhibition is divided into four parts and trying to capture Mucha lifelong formation starting with theatrical posters that the artist created for the French actress Sarah Bernhardt to theater plays Gismonda, The Lady of the Camellias, Medea and Hamlet, through promotional posters for companies Job, Cycles Perfecta and Moët & Chandon, to the famous series of decorative painting The Four seasons, The Four Arts and Gems and patriotic works that Alfons Mucha painted after his return to his homeland.

The exhibit runs with the support of the Czech Centre Seoul and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Seoul.

Ivan Lendl’s collection, the largest private collection of Alfons Mucha’s works, was presented to the public for the first time at the Municipal House exhibition in 2014 and with 190,000 visitors became the most visited exhibition in the history of the Czech Republic. In addition, its presentation in the Korean gallery My Art Museum is the first exhibition in the entire Asian region.

Not many people knew that Lendl owns the world’s most complete collection of original posters by the Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. But it changed in 2013 when he prepared a exhibit of more than 150 prints that the artist created at the height of the Belle Epoque in Paris.

Mucha’s artwork and style became representative of Art Nouveau in Europe and the United States. Art Nouveau was an artistic style and movement that took place during the late 19th century and early 20th century. His influence continues to be felt today as new generations of artists continue to be inspired by Mucha’s work. Mucha’s influence can be seen in diverse fields of art; from comic artists to commercial designers, and more.

The newly opened My Art Museum with an exhibition area of 1,100 m2 is located in the business center of the Korean capital.

If you want more information on My Art Museum CLICK HERE to learn more about it. If you happen to go to the museum, chek the opening times: Monday: closed;  Tue – Thu: 10am – 8pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 9pm.

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