Autumn 2018 is going to be a very good season for art exhibitions in Paris. Mickael Jackson, Joan Miro at Grand Palais, Picasso at Musée d'Orsay, Jean-Michel Basquiat at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Cubism at Pompidou Center and Freud at MAHJ are some of the major exhibitions scheduled between September 2018 and January 2019.
Starting tomorrow is an other exhibition that I very warmly recommend. It's about Alphonse Mucha, also called "the greatest decorative artist in the world" in his mid-forties. Alphonse Mucha is famous for having occasionally lent his name to Art Nouveau. He was its most popular representative.
This brilliant artist was born in 1860, in Ivancice, in the Czech Republic. He arrived in Paris in 1887 and began a career of illustrator. He became famous thanks to the great tragic actress, Sarah Bernhardt, whom he met in 1895 and who launched his career after the success of the poster Mucha designed for the play Gismonda, in which she was starring.
This poster was the first of a long series of advertising and decorative posters. Mucha's style was so recognizable with sinuous forms mixing young women, floral motifs and ornamental lines that it was then called the "Mucha style".
The installation shows many of these posters together with other decorative works, including jewels Mucha designed for the famous jeweler Georges Fouquet. I absolutely loved them; the colors, the design. Everything is just so creative and beautiful.
The second part of the installation is about the political, social and philosophical vision of Mucha towards the national cause of his homeland.
Did I like the exhibition: Yessssss 💙💙💙💙
Should you go and see it: Yesssss
Until January 27th, 2019
19 rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris
Every day, Monday to Sunday, 10:30am to 7pm (late opening until 10pm on Friday)