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Murals by Mucha in the Lord Mayor's Hall,
Obecní D m (Municipal House), Prague (1910-ů
1911)
The Obecní D m (Municipal Hou...
Praga, The Obecní D m (Municipal House)ů
Praga, The Obecní D m (Municipal House)ů
The circular salon of the Lord Mayor's Hall
Today, the building
is used as concert
hall, ballroom, civic
building, and as
the location of cafes
and restaurants
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
Design for the Slavic Concord
Mucha not only designed the pictorial decoration of the
ceiling, walls and space above the doors, but also the textiles,
o...
Window­panes were designed by A. Mucha and installed by V. Stanek and J. Sebek
Three wall
panels portray
representatives
of Slavic youth
who swear
their
allegiance to
the mother
nation
"Humiliated and tortured you are but you shall be revived,
my country!“
Mural 'By Own Strength I' at the Lord Mayor's Hall...
"Humiliated
and tortured
you are but
you shall be
revived, my
country!“
Mural 'By
Own
Strength I' at
the Lord
Mayor's Hall...
"With
strength
towards
freedom, with
love towards
concorde"
mural 'By
Own Strength
II' at the
Lord Mayor's
Hall, Obecní
D ...
"Saint Mother of Nation, accept the love and enthusiasm of
your sons!"
Mural 'By Own Strength III' at the Lord Mayor's Hal...
According to Mucha's design
doorway curtains were sewn by
the students of the City
Industrial Continuing School
The curtains have been preserved and renovated
Original furniture
provided with an
interesting silver
finish was made by
J. Krejcik
Two decorative panels, set in the heater guards above the sofas are replicas of the original colored
drawings by A. Mucha....
Decorative panel, set in the heater guard above the sofa
The ceiling
fresco "Slavic
Concorde"
with an eagle
in the centre
is "carried" by
eight
pendentives
on which
human
virtues ...
Jan Zizka, as ‘Military
Prowess/
Belligerence‘
Study
Jan Amos Komensky, as ‘Trust/Loyalty/Faithfulness’
Jan of
Pernštýna,
as
‘Creativity/
Creative
Force‘
‘Creative
Force‘
And
‘Vigilance‘
The Chodové (medieval Bohemian border
guards), as ‘Vigilance‘
‘Vigilance‘
Jan Rohac of
Duba,, as
‘Steadfastness/
Intractibility’
Spandrel featuring
Jirí of Podebrady,
as ‘Independence’
Spandrel
featuring Jan
Hus, as ‘Justice’
Eli!ka
Premyslovna,
(mother of
Charles IV),
as ‘Maternal
Wisdom’
Mucha
badge
freemasons
Among his many other accomplishments, Mucha was
also the restorer of Czech Freemasonry
His Art Nouv...
Mucha "wanted to show that the
Slavs were very attached to art and
not to arms," after the assassination
of Austrian Archd...
Sound: Antonín Dvo ák: Violin Concerto in A minor Op.53 (B108) II. Adagio ma non troppo Chung Kyung-Wha, Violin)ř
Text and...
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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. Mucha 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.
Alfons Mucha died in Prague shortly before the invasion of Czechoslovakia by German troops on July 14, 1939. It was Mucha’s belief that through the creation of beautiful works of art the quality of life would be improved. He also believed that it was his duty as an artist to promote art for ordinary people. He was able to fulfill both of these objectives by means of his innovative concept of the mass-produced decorative panel.

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    1. 1. 11 http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2197798-mucha11/
    2. 2. Murals by Mucha in the Lord Mayor's Hall, Obecní D m (Municipal House), Prague (1910-ů 1911) The Obecní D m (Municipal House) is aů 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 eastern and western art. 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. 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 on which civic virtues are personified by figues from Czech history. www.muchafoundation.org
    3. 3. Praga, The Obecní D m (Municipal House)ů
    4. 4. Praga, The Obecní D m (Municipal House)ů
    5. 5. The circular salon of the Lord Mayor's Hall
    6. 6. Today, the building is used as concert hall, ballroom, civic building, and as the location of cafes and restaurants
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. The Slavic Concord on the circular ceiling
    9. 9. Design for the Slavic Concord
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. Window­panes were designed by A. Mucha and installed by V. Stanek and J. Sebek
    12. 12. Three wall panels portray representatives of Slavic youth who swear their allegiance to the mother nation
    13. 13. "Humiliated and tortured you are but you shall be revived, my country!“ Mural 'By Own Strength I' at the Lord Mayor's Hall, Obecní D m, Prague (1910-1911)ů
    14. 14. "Humiliated and tortured you are but you shall be revived, my country!“ Mural 'By Own Strength I' at the Lord Mayor's Hall, Obecní D m,ů Prague (1910-1911)
    15. 15. "With strength towards freedom, with love towards concorde" mural 'By Own Strength II' at the Lord Mayor's Hall, Obecní D m, Pragueů (1910-1911)
    16. 16. "Saint Mother of Nation, accept the love and enthusiasm of your sons!" Mural 'By Own Strength III' at the Lord Mayor's Hall, Obecní D m, Prague (1910-1911)ů
    17. 17. According to Mucha's design doorway curtains were sewn by the students of the City Industrial Continuing School
    18. 18. The curtains have been preserved and renovated
    19. 19. Original furniture provided with an interesting silver finish was made by J. Krejcik
    20. 20. Two decorative panels, set in the heater guards above the sofas are replicas of the original colored drawings by A. Mucha. The original drawings can be seen at the Museum of the City of Prague
    21. 21. Decorative panel, set in the heater guard above the sofa
    22. 22. The ceiling fresco "Slavic Concorde" with an eagle in the centre is "carried" by eight pendentives on which human virtues are shown, personified by Czech historical characters
    23. 23. Jan Zizka, as ‘Military Prowess/ Belligerence‘ Study
    24. 24. Jan Amos Komensky, as ‘Trust/Loyalty/Faithfulness’
    25. 25. Jan of Pernštýna, as ‘Creativity/ Creative Force‘
    26. 26. ‘Creative Force‘ And ‘Vigilance‘
    27. 27. The Chodové (medieval Bohemian border guards), as ‘Vigilance‘
    28. 28. ‘Vigilance‘
    29. 29. Jan Rohac of Duba,, as ‘Steadfastness/ Intractibility’ Spandrel featuring Jirí of Podebrady, as ‘Independence’
    30. 30. Spandrel featuring Jan Hus, as ‘Justice’
    31. 31. Eli!ka Premyslovna, (mother of Charles IV), as ‘Maternal Wisdom’
    32. 32. Mucha badge freemasons Among his many other accomplishments, Mucha was also the restorer of Czech Freemasonry His Art Nouveau style was often imitated. The Art Nouveau style however, was one that Mucha attempted to disassociate himself from throughout his life; he always insisted that rather than maintaining any fashionable stylistic form, his paintings were entirely a product of himself and Czech art. He declared that art existed only to communicate a spiritual message, and nothing more; hence his frustration at the fame he gained by his commercial art, when he most wanted to concentrate on more artistic projects. Maruska at Cape Cod 1909
    33. 33. Mucha "wanted to show that the Slavs were very attached to art and not to arms," after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz- Ferdinand in Sarajevo by a Slav nationalist, said Jean-Louis Gaillemin. The assassination, which occurred in 1914, sparked off World War I
    34. 34. Sound: Antonín Dvo ák: Violin Concerto in A minor Op.53 (B108) II. Adagio ma non troppo Chung Kyung-Wha, Violin)ř Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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