Czech national treasure artist explodes with a poster, he understands beauty better than women

by Susanna Zhang digital marketing manger
1. Mucha Art Exhibition
To say that the most popular art exhibition in the first half of the year, there will definitely be the "Musha Art Museum".

As the "originator" of the illustration industry, the standard bearer of the Art Nouveau movement, and the master of Slavic national history painting, when Mucha's art exhibition landed in Chengdu, it attracted a large number of enthusiasts to check in.

Speaking of Mucha's representative works, it may be difficult for you to come up with an exact picture in your mind.

But you will definitely think of the graceful female gestures one after another under the gorgeous colors.

Mucha uses sensual decorative lines, concise outlines and bright watercolor effects to fully display women's elegant and charming appearance, both agile and pleasant.
It can be said that no one understands the beauty of women better than Mucha.

2. Mucha's morning life

In the summer of 1860, Alphonse Mucha was born in the Czech Republic.

His father was a court attendant, and his mother was an ordinary housewife. During his childhood, Mucha often heard his father share anecdotes in the court. The most talked about were all kinds of artworks. Perhaps he had been fascinated by them since he was a child. Mucha gradually became more interested in art. yearning.

In 1883, the aristocrat Count Bellasi commissioned Mucha to paint murals for his castle and restore the family portrait. During this process, the Count was moved by Mucha's enthusiasm for painting and amazing talent, and decided to sponsor the young man. , Mucha also had the opportunity to go to the Munich Academy of Arts and Paris for further studies.

It was during this time that his style gradually took shape.

3. Mucha's Opportunity

In 1894, Mucha ushered in the most important turning point in his life.

At that time, the company needed to design a musical poster for the most popular stage star in Paris, Sarah Bernhardt, but other painters could not take over for various reasons, and the opportunity fell to Mucha.

Mucha did not miss this opportunity.

In January 1895, the 34-year-old Mucha became famous when the 2-meter-high poster of "Jis Mengtan" came out.

In the poster, Bernhardt is dressed in gorgeous clothes. The beauty wears iris petals symbolizing the goddess of the rainbow on her head. She holds palm leaves. The ornamentation, which looks gorgeous and very dignified texture, is full of charming and exotic style, which makes countless people fall in love with it, and even many people secretly tear off the poster and take it home for collection.

The era of Mucha has arrived.

4. Achievements in the field of sculpture

His artistic talent is not only in the field of painting, Mucha is also an excellent tableware designer, jewelry designer, type designer, furniture designer, sculpture artist...

Mucha designed  sculpture and created the sculpture "Lily Goddess" in collaboration with Sessions, which is elegant and graceful, and breathtaking.

Between 1899 and 1901, Mucha collaborated with Art Nouveau jewelry master Georges Fouquet, who designed Fouquet's jewelry store at 6 Rue Royal in Paris himself.

Greeting the guests at the door of the jewelry store is a bronze sculpture of a woman with a veil up to 3 meters high, holding jewelry designed by Mucha in her hand.

5. Back home to the Czech Republic

For his hometown and his nation, Mucha has never forgotten for a moment.

Mucha's success in business failed to fill his heart. During a sojourn, he happened to hear the symphonic poem "Voltava River". The description of the scenery of his hometown in the melody once again evoked Mucha's love for his hometown. miss.

In 1910, he decided to return to the Czech Republic.

On October 28, 1918, the Czechoslovak Republic was born, and Mucha designed the first set of stamps and banknotes for the nascent country.

In 1928, twenty oil paintings from the entire "Slavic Epics" series were presented to the world, and Mucha donated them all to the city of Prague.

In 1938, when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, Mucha was one of the first to be arrested by the Germans, suffering serious health damage.

The following year, he died in Prague of pneumonia.

The balance between ideal and reality, he has spent his entire life pursuing.

But fortunately now, the Czech Republic is finally out of the precarious era, and Mucha's "Slavic Epic" is also dusted in the Prague National Gallery.

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About Susanna Zhang Junior   digital marketing manger

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