Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau - Paine Art Center and Gardens

(Closed to the Public) Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

February 8, 2020 to May 10, 2020

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March 31, 2020; 3:00 PM

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On view February 8 - May 10, 2020, the gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work. Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau highlights 75 artworks by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of the French Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century.

Taking inspiration from the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art, architecture, and design, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves.

Mucha’s designs for posters, books, advertising labels, and more circulated widely throughout Europe and America. His work became synonymous with the international Art Nouveau style, popularly called ‘Le Style Mucha’ in Paris. Through rare, vintage lithographs, original drawings, books, and advertising ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasized creating a new art fit for a new century.

Exhibition and museum tour organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. The presentation of this exhibition at the Paine is supported by gifts in memory of Joan Radford (1929-2019), a former board member and longtime champion of the Paine.

Detail of Monaco, Monte-Carlo illustration by Alphonse Mucha
Image of a man and a woman in an Alphonse Mucha illustration
Zodiaque (detail), 1896. Color lithograph on paper mounted on linen. From the Dhawan Collection, Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
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