3) Alfons Mucha: a trailblazer in Art Nouveau

Poster for the première production of Victorien Sardou's Gismonda starring Sarah Bernhardt at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris.

Alfons Maria Mucha is still remembered today for his Art Nouveau paintings and graphics, such as his iconic theatrical poster of French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt. His art adorns walls, ceilings and windows in grand buildings in the Czech capital, such as in the Mayor's Hall at Prague’s Municipal House, and a stained glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral. But he came from very humble beginnings, and his success was not always assured...

Alfons Mucha: The painter who lent his name to a new style of art | Alfons Mucha has the unique distinction of being the only one in our Czech painters series to have a new style of art named after him. In French, what... | By Radio Prague | Facebook

Authors: Barbora Navrátilová , Tomáš Pancíř
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