Slav Epic paintings to go on show in Brno

Some of the massive paintings from Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic series will go on display in Brno from May 26. Nine of the largest works in the 20-piece series will be on show at the festival Re:publika 1918-2018 alongside dozens of posters by the Art Nouveau artist, the mayor of Brno, Petr Vokřál, said on Wednesday.

Eliška Kaplický Fuchsová, a councillor from Prague, which owns the Slav Epic, said the city had had to overcome objections from restorers, who didn’t want it to be transported anywhere. However, the famous paintings attracted two-thirds of a million visitors in Tokyo and should also draw tourists to Brno, she said.

Author: Ian Willoughby