Mucha and the others - Treasures of Art Nouveau
Period: Nov. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2018
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, closed on Mondays
Venue: Hall No. 3, 3rd Floor, Guangdong Museum (广东省博物馆)
Add.: No. 2 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区珠江新城珠江东路2号)
Metro: Zhujiang New Town station, Line 3 or Line 5;
Bus: No.40, No.44, No.183, No.293, No.886, No.886A
Admission: Free admission tickets can be obtained from the Ticket Office from 8: 50 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valid ID is required for one person to get one ticket. Tickets are valid on the day of issue only.
Alphonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known for his distinct style. This will be the first time Mucha’s works have been exhibited in China. With aesthetic full of sinuous curving lines and gorgeous colour, like the Fab Four 60 years later, Alphonse Mucha in 1904 was bringing with him an idea of the new that America wanted: his posters are still best-known examples of the curvaceous forms of Art Nouveau. Then, as now, Art Nouveau was synonymous with the gaiety and decadence of the Belle Époque Paris, when technological and aesthetic innovation collided with an exotic eclecticism exemplified by Mucha's inimitable mixture of sumptuous patterning and voluptuous female forms.
— Adapted from ‘The grand designs of Alphonse Mucha’ by Mark Hudson (China Daily)