Beyond Art Nouveau.
At the turn of the 20th century, Alphonse Mucha was one of the most famous artists in Europe. A key figure of Art Nouveau and the inventor of an original style of graphic art, his work combined female beauty and stylised nature with a resolutely innovative composition and typography. The “Mucha style” has been a source of fascination ever since it was created and was applied to a variety of artworks and objects that adorned art lovers’ homes around the world at the time.
The exhibition tells visitors the story of Alphonse Mucha and his humanist ambition in three acts: as a master of the poster in Paris; at a turning point in his career in 1900, which he was heavily involved in the Universal Exhibition in Paris; and through the presentation of his monumental works, namely the Slav Epic, which develops a vision of Slav history as a pacifist model for the world that resonates today more than ever. The exhibition also focuses on his permanent influence, from the pacifist “Flower Power” movement of the sixties to Japanese manga, superheroes, street artists and even tattoo art.
A rediscovery of the master of Art Nouveau, an artist and philosopher and the source of inspiration for modern creation.
At the heart of effervescent Paris during the Belle Époque, Alphonse Mucha invented a new visual language that continues to inspire many artists to this day. Throughout, the exhibition highlights the striking modernity and the philosophical influences of this major artist, a reference for a host of creators.
Visitors are invited to discover Mucha’s particular influence on the television series ARCANE, the sets of which are inspired by the artist’s work.
This immersive and interactive exhibition uses the most advanced projection technologies within captivating scenography in order to offer visitors a unique experience of Mucha’s work and influences.
The olfactory dimension of the exhibition is accentuated by the olfactory world created by TechnicoFlor, thereby calling on all the visitor’s senses.
An original musical creation, unique to GPI, has been composed specially for the exhibition by Studio Radio France. Benoît de Villeneuve and Benjamin Morando have created a contemporary score, which features citations of works by composers from Mucha’s time.
Using images in very high definition, the immersive exhibition Eternal Mucha invites visitors to dive deep into the work of this avant-garde artist, an icon of refinement, elegance and modernity.
An exhibition to rediscover an avant-garde artist who continues to influence contemporary creators today, the inventor of Art Nouveau, a pioneer of poster art and advertising.
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Exhibition co-produced by Grand Palais Immersif (a subsidiary of the Rmn - Grand Palais) and the Mucha Foundation, Prague
Tomoko Sato, curator of the Mucha Foundation, Prague.
Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects
Lundi 8 / Mardi 8
CREATION OF THE ARCANE SPACE
Fortiche Production © Riot Games
CREATION OF THE ARCANE SPACE
MUSICAL AND SOUND EXPERIENCE
Production by Studio Radio France; composition by Benoît de Villeneuve and Benjamin Morando
SPATIALIZATION, IMMERSIVE SOUND MIXING
PARTNERS OF THE FONDATION MUCHA, PRAGUE
Monday from 12 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
open Friday evenings until 9 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Full price: 16 €
Concessions: €14 (jobseekers); €6 (tax credits, special solidarity allowance, minimum old-age pension, schoolchildren)
Free for children under 6 years