Alphonse Mucha

The Palazzo Pallavicini in Bologna is hosting a major retrospective of almost 100 works by Alphonse Mucha.  The exhibition looks at Mucha's philosophy of beauty, and how it shows through in his work throughout his career, and features upwards of twenty works that have never been shown in Italy before.

Guided by the artist’s own lecture notes, the exhibition explored how Mucha’s idea of beauty influenced his work.  Mucha believed that beauty was the essence of art and was achieved by striking a balance between the internal, spiritual world and the external, material world.  This principle informed his entire oeuvre, from his Art Nouveau posters and commercial works to his later works on the history of the Czech and Slavonic people.   The exhibition is made up of three sections: Women - Icons and Muses; Le Style Mucha - A Visual Language; and Beauty - The Power of Inspiration.

The exhibition runs from September 29th, 2018 to January 20th, 2019.