Alphonse Mucha Pioneer of Art Nouveau Exhibition

The Alphonse Mucha Pioneer of Art Nouveau exhibition will be lunched on 31 July 2019, located at First Floor of Yunnan Provincial Museum. The ticket price is 30 yuan. This exhibition will showcase 166 works of Mucha, inculde posters, photos, decorative arts.

Alphonse Maria Mucha is painters and decorative artists of the Czech Art Nouveau period, representatives of the Art Nouveau. His work involves illustrations, posters, paintings, theatre design, jewelry design, decorative arts and many more. He designed the first set of stamps in the Czech Republic, the first set of banknotes, the national emblem of the White Lion, the police uniform, the interior murals of the Civic Center and the painted windows of the Cathedral of St. Vitus.

The Art Nouveau movement was an art deco movement that emerged at the end of the 19th century. It opposes the traditional decorative style and advocates inspiration from oriental art, especially the Japanese ukiyo-e decoration style, while advocating "returning to nature" .


Mucha's works have both distinctive New Art movements and strong personal touches. The early style of Mucha’s posters, decorative paintings and other works are characterized by rhythmic decorative lines, simple contours and soft and bright watercolor effects. In later years, Mucha transforming the style into giant oil paintings, integrating themselves with the destiny of the country and the times, making the works rich in eternal vitality.


(photo: Yunnan Provincial Museum