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Alfons Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha’s is an art of seduction. His graceful
women, delicate colors, ...
The window portrays the boy St. Wenceslas with his
grandmother St. Ludmila in the centre, surrounded by
episodes from the ...
St. Vitus Cathedral Stained-glass Window, Prague final
design for the central panels, featuring St. Ludomira
(1931)
St. Vitus Cathedral Stained-glass Window, Prague: final
design for the central panels, featuring SS Cyril and
Methodius (1...
St.Vitus Cathedral Stained-glass Window,
Prague: final design for the bottom right
panels (1931)
The image of Slavia is
also included below
Christ, and as an
emblem of Slavia
Bank who funded the
stained glass window.
Smetana Hall
Prague’s Obecní d m (Municipal House) is a wonderfulů
example of Prague’s Art Nouveau architectural style. Am...
The Obecní
D mů
(Municipal
House) is a
municipal
centre for
social and
official
gatherings.
Designed by
architects
Antonín 
Balšánek
and Osvald
Polívka, it is a
temple to
Czech Art
Nouveau and
venerates both
easter...
Several prominent Czech
artists of the day were
enlisted to decorate the
interiors. Mucha was
commissioned to decorate
the...
Mucha's designs
celebrate the
heroic past of
the Czech people
and the unity of
the Slav nations
Three wall panels
portray
representatives of
Slavic youth who
swear their
allegiance to the
mother nation.
Mucha's designs
celebrate the
heroic past of
the Czech people
and the unity of
the Slav nations
The Slavic
Concord on
the circular
ceiling is
supported by
eight
pendentives –
which are
spandrels in
the form of
spherica...
The Slavic Concord on the circular ceiling,
eight pendentives and three wall panels
portray representatives of Slavic youth
The Municipal House study for the Lord Mayor's Hall,
Obecní d m, Pragueů
Mucha not only designed the pictorial
decoration of the ceiling, walls and space above
the doors, but also the textiles, o...
Original Mucha
embroidered curtain
200 Korun
The Slavic Concord on the circular ceiling
Born in Moravia in 1860, Alphonse Mucha moved to
Paris in his 20s and went on to become one of the
greatest exponents of t...
Sound: Bedrich Smetana - Festive Symphony (1855) 1st movement
Text and pictures: Internet
Copyright: All the images belong...
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau
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Born in Moravia in 1860, Alphonse Mucha moved to Paris in his 20s and went on to become one of the greatest exponents of the art nouveau style.
Alfons Mucha died in Prague shortly before the invasion of Czechoslovakia by German troops on July 14, 1939.

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  • Stained-glass Window at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague
    The image of Slavia is also included below Christ, and as an emblem of Slavia Bank who funded the stained glass window.
  • Alfons Mucha was born in Southern Moravia on July 24, 1860. At the age of seventeen the artist left his home, to work as a painter of stage decorations at the Vienna "Ringtheater". When there was a fire at the theater, Mucha lost his job. He found new employment at the Vienese castle with Count Khuen, who became his patron and sent him to the Munich art academy a few years later. From there, Alfons Mucha went on to Paris in 1887 to continue his studies at the "Académie Julian" and then at the "Académie Colarossi".
    Due to a lack of financial support from Khuen, however, the student was forced to leave the academy and earn a living as an illustrator. During this time he produced a large number of sketches and drawings. These were studies for illustrations, which were later published in "Figaro illustré", "Petit Parisien illustré" and other journals. This early work and the prints for illustrated books like "L´éléfant blanc" by Judith Gauthier, at which Alfons Mucha worked during this time, still reflect the usual academic historic style of the time. By coincidence, thanks to an employer of Lemercier printers, Mucha was commissioned to design a poster for Sarah Bernhardt in 1894. This provided the launch pad for Mucha's future success and importance as an influential designer of French "Art Nouveau".
  • Bedrich Smetana´s Festive Symphony (1855) was written for the wedding of Franz Joseph I. with Elisabeth. Smetana used the official antemn of the monarchy
  • Alphonse Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau

    1. 1. 1 http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2186893-mucha1/
    2. 2. Alfons Mucha: Czech king of the Art Nouveau Alphonse Mucha’s is an art of seduction. His graceful women, delicate colors, and decorative style add up to an unashamed act of temptation. Mucha (1860-1939), whose work is indissolubly linked with the Art Nouveau style, was one of the most fascinating artistic personalities of the turn of the 20th century. He was not only a painter and graphic artist, but also took an interest in sculpture, jewelry, interior decorating, and utilitarian art. His particular talents, however, lay in decorative graphics, which was the basis of his fame and remains so today. Coinciding with the Millennium Jubilee of the Czech patron saint St. Wenceslas (Duke of Bohemia), the Gothic reconstruction work for St. Vitas Cathedral in Prague was completed in 1929. The new stained glass window, designed by Mucha, was installed in the north nave in 1931.
    3. 3. The window portrays the boy St. Wenceslas with his grandmother St. Ludmila in the centre, surrounded by episodes from the lives of Saints Cyril and Methodius who spread Christianity among the Slavs.
    4. 4. St. Vitus Cathedral Stained-glass Window, Prague final design for the central panels, featuring St. Ludomira (1931)
    5. 5. St. Vitus Cathedral Stained-glass Window, Prague: final design for the central panels, featuring SS Cyril and Methodius (1931)
    6. 6. St.Vitus Cathedral Stained-glass Window, Prague: final design for the bottom right panels (1931)
    7. 7. The image of Slavia is also included below Christ, and as an emblem of Slavia Bank who funded the stained glass window.
    8. 8. Smetana Hall Prague’s Obecní d m (Municipal House) is a wonderfulů example of Prague’s Art Nouveau architectural style. Among great restaurants and meeting rooms is a stylish concert hall, appropriately called “Smetana Hall”
    9. 9. The Obecní D mů (Municipal House) is a municipal centre for social and official gatherings.
    10. 10. Designed by architects Antonín  Balšánek and Osvald Polívka, it is a temple to Czech Art Nouveau and venerates both eastern and western art
    11. 11. Several prominent Czech artists of the day were enlisted to decorate the interiors. Mucha was commissioned to decorate the circular salon of the Lord Mayor's Hall.
    12. 12. Mucha's designs celebrate the heroic past of the Czech people and the unity of the Slav nations
    13. 13. Three wall panels portray representatives of Slavic youth who swear their allegiance to the mother nation.
    14. 14. Mucha's designs celebrate the heroic past of the Czech people and the unity of the Slav nations
    15. 15. The Slavic Concord on the circular ceiling is supported by eight pendentives – which are spandrels in the form of spherical triangles – on which human virtues are personified by prominent figures from Czech history
    16. 16. The Slavic Concord on the circular ceiling, eight pendentives and three wall panels portray representatives of Slavic youth
    17. 17. The Municipal House study for the Lord Mayor's Hall, Obecní d m, Pragueů
    18. 18. Mucha not only designed the pictorial decoration of the ceiling, walls and space above the doors, but also the textiles, ornaments and all the details.
    19. 19. Original Mucha embroidered curtain
    20. 20. 200 Korun
    21. 21. The Slavic Concord on the circular ceiling
    22. 22. Born in Moravia in 1860, Alphonse Mucha moved to Paris in his 20s and went on to become one of the greatest exponents of the art nouveau style. Alfons Mucha died in Prague shortly before the invasion of Czechoslovakia by German troops on July 14, 1939.
    23. 23. Sound: Bedrich Smetana - Festive Symphony (1855) 1st movement Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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