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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau icon

Alphonse Mucha was one of the bestknown artists of his time, a creator and disseminator of the Art Nouveau style, a pioneer in the application of art in advertising, and one of the fathers of modern graphic design. His posters and paintings drew admiration in Paris and spawned imitators around the world. Mucha's art aspires to beauty. His elaborate compositions incorporate theatrical and allegorical elements and create an atmosphere of mystery similar to that evoked by Symbolist poetry.

Caixa Forum presents the exhibition "Seduction, modernity & utopia", dedicated to Alphonse Mucha's art in relation to four broad themes: Theatre, Beauty, Mystery and Modernity. It also focuses on four specific aspects of his oeuvre that illustrate the scope of his work: The Metropolis as Stage, Photography as Tool and as Art, The Slav Epic: A Vision, and The Spread of 'Le Style Mucha', which examines the influence of his work on Modernisme in Madrid and Barcelona.

The exhibition will be open until January 4 and the entry is free.

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