Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mucha in his atelier


The famous painter Alfons Mucha in his atelier (± 1900).


Mucha (1860-1939) liked to paint scenes depicting Slavic nationalism. When the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia they considered his work ‘reactionary’. He was arrested and interrogated by the Gestapo. Shortly after his release he became ill and died. Although forbidden by the Nazis 100000 people attended his funeral.

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3 comments:

  1. You can really see his inspiration for his poster art in his studio! Do you know who the photographer was here?

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  2. I'd never seen a photo of him before now. Looks like if you shortened up your hair a bit, Rob, you could play the part of Mucha in a movie.

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  3. Mucha the Movie, sounds good! I'm nearly sure I can pass off my Dutch accent as Czech.

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