The critically acclaimed exhibition Alphonse Mucha in Quest of Beauty, recently on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, will travel to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool where it will open on June 16th.
Before Glasgow, the exhibition showed at the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) in Norwich.
Featuring works primarily from Mucha's Paris period, the exhibition examines how le style Mucha evolved and became synonymous with the international Art Nouveau style. It also looks at how Mucha's artistic philosophy is reflected on the development of his work beyond the Art Nouveau period, with examples of works produced after his return to the Czech lands in 1910.
Showing around 100 works primarily drawn from the Mucha Trust collection, the exhibition will also include drawings, paintings and photographs. A number of key ‘aesthetic’ and Art Nouveau works from National Museum Liverpool’s own collections will also feature within the exhibition.