MUCHA EXHIBITION IN LIVERPOOL
Tickets for major touring exhibition on sale from Monday 20 March
Tickets for the Walker Art Gallery’s upcoming Alphonse Mucha exhibition are to go on sale online, from Monday, 20 March.
Renowned for his iconic poster designs epitomising the Art Nouveau movement, around 100 works by Mucha will go on display in the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty, in Liverpool from 16 June to 29 October 2017.
Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939) is recognised as one of the most prominent artists of the Art Nouveau movement, and this major touring exhibition from the Mucha Foundation explores the work of the artist around the theme of beauty; the core principle underlying his artistic philosophy.
With works primarily drawn from the Mucha Trust collection, the exhibition will include drawings, paintings, photographs, a rare Mucha sculpture, and some of the artist’s most celebrated poster designs synonymous with the Art Nouveau style of the end of the 19th century, including Gismonda; the artist’s first poster design promoting the actress Sarah Bernhardt.
A number of key ‘aesthetic’ and Art Nouveau works from National Museum Liverpool’s own collections will also feature within the exhibition as well as a selection of sculptures by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), a friend of Mucha’s.
Xanthe Brooke, Curator of European Fine Art at the Walker Art Gallery, said: “The works of Alphonse Mucha are undoubtedly some of the most widely-recognised examples of Art Nouveau style and design, and still a popular choice for interior decoration and design.
“Prints of his most distinctive illustrative posters adorn the walls of many people’s homes, and it’s fantastic to see that Art Nouveau is still embraced by contemporary audiences and reflected in modern culture. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Walker to see a huge array of his works, showing the depth of style and skill that Mucha employed to ensure an artistic legacy that lives on today.”
Tickets for Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty are available to purchase in advance online from Monday 20 March 2017, priced at £7 for adults and £5 for concessions.
The exhibition is free to anyone aged 18 and under and discounted tickets are available for existing members of National Museums Liverpool and other selected groups.
New members joining National Museums Liverpool from 13 March until 29 October 2017 will receive free entry to the exhibition.
For further information, and to purchase tickets or become a member, visit: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mucha