Major Alphonse Mucha touring exhibition opens at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

Works of art by one of the most influential artists of the Art Nouveau movement is on view at the Walker Art Gallery. This major touring exhibition from the Mucha Foundation explores the work of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) around the theme of beauty. The Czech-born artist rose to fame in Paris in the late 1890s with his elegant designs for decorative panels and his iconic illustrations that featured on posters and product advertisements. Showcasing 100 works primarily drawn from the Mucha Trust collection, the exhibition includes drawings, paintings, photographs and a rare Mucha sculpture. It also includes a number of key Aesthetic and Art Nouveau works from National Museums Liverpool’s collections, as well as sculptures by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), a friend of Mucha’s. Xanthe Brooke, Curator of European Fine Art at the Walker Art Gallery, said: “The works of Alphonse Mucha are undoubtedly some of th

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