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Alfons Mucha

Exhibition February 3 − June 3, 2018
Plants, women and jewellery are intertwined in stunning images of key figures of the art Nouveau era by Alphonse Mucha. The Czech artist has made a strong impression in Paris in about 1900, his glorification of beauty, in an effort to improve the world and humanity.

The Danish Museum of modern art "Arken" in Shoe is large-scale retrospective revealing the entire spectrum of creativity of Alphonse Mucha – posters and advertising posters to photos, design objects and jewelry. The exhibition includes and album covers of the 1960s, 1970s, years, and psychedelic concert posters of music groups inspired by the sensual, utopian universe Flies. They include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

Special attention is given to posters, which occupied a key position in the career of the artist and defined the look of the era. The path Flies to fame began with posters in full size with the image of the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Gismonda. New year's eve 1895, the Parisians went to look for posters of the divas around town. Mucha became famous in a moment.

Exhibition at "Arken" allows you to explore a combination of commercial and spiritual, which made the works of the Flies massively popular in its time and subsequent history.