Until April 7, Museo degli Innocenti is featuring a new important exhibition dedicated to Alphonse Mucha, czech artist protagonist of Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque.
He was born in the Czech Republic in 1860 and moved as a young man to Paris in 1887, where he had a partnership with the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt, who asked him to create her posters. The women represented by Mucha, extremely elegant and seductive, balancing between sacred and profane, became widely known thanks to theater posters, but also thanks to important advertising campaigns of consumer products, such as chocolate, perfumes, biscuits, beer, champagne.
Mucha spent his last years in his homeland, where he dedicated himself to the promotion of the Czech Republic’s identity through his art. He died in Prague in 1939.
The exhibition, sponsored by the Municipality of Florence and by the Czech Republic’s Embassy, is organized in collaboration with Mucha Foundation. For all details consult the website dedicated to the exhibition.