I went to Prague at he weekend and had an absolutely amazing time. In the daytime I walked around the city centre, went to a Dali and Mucha exhibition in the same building, and in the evening went to a Jazz concert.
The Dali exhibition changed my mind about his art, because I didn’t used to like him, but there were so many sculptures and paintings, photographs and tapestry you got an insight into his world. I reccomend it to anyone in that neck of the woods.
Salvador Dalí – Graphic art and sculpture
Salvador Dalí – possibly the most famous Spanisch artist and painter from 20th century, well-known among people for his excentric and very weird behavior which sometimes shocked his admirers and critics. However the fact is that Dalí was one of the best artist of surrealism and symbolism ever. His work is famous for the striking, bizarre, and beautiful images and painterly skills influenced by Renaissance painters. On this exhibition you can meet some of his graphic art, sculptures and ceramic.
The world´s first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech ART NOUVEAU artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague.
A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.
The exhibiton gives an extensive overview of the artistic work of Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939). Special attention is paid to his time in Paris (1887-1904), internationally the most celebrated period of his work. A set of posters from this period is on show, including the most important made for Sarah Bernhardt. A set of his characteristic decorative panels and a number of examples from Documents Décoratifs (1902) give an idea of Mucha´s conception of Art Nouveau.
Pages from his Parisian sketchbooks, never exhibited before, can also be seen. Other decorative objects and three dimensional works including examples of decorated books can be found in the show cases. The work he created after his return to Czechoslovakia (1910-1939) forms a special group, consisting of posters, drawings and oil paintings. At the end of the exhibition we can see a suggestion of what Mucha´s studio in Paris must have looked like, with some of the original furniture, photos of his family and a set of photographs taken in the studio.
A half hour long documentary film about the life and work of the artist is also a part of the exhibition.
Asides that there are other amzing things to see, and here a few piccies I took.