Alfons Mucha: The Slav Epic

Date: 10.05.2013 - 31.12.2015
Place: Veletržní Palace

The exhibition is organized by the City Gallery Prague in collaboration with the City of Prague.

Curator: Karel Srp

The Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej) is a series of twenty monumental canvases (the largest measuring over 6 by 8 metres) depicting the history of the Slav people and civilisation. Mucha conceived it as a monument for all the Slavonic peoples and he devoted the latter half of his artistic career to the realisation of this work.

The idea of the work was formed in 1899, while Mucha was working on the design for the interior of the Pavilion of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which had been commissioned by the Austro-Hungarian government for the Paris Exhibition of 1900. In preparation for the assignment he travelled widely through the Balkans, researching their history and customs as well as observing the lives of the Southern Slavs in the regions that had been annexed by Austria-Hungary two decades earlier. From this experience sprang the inspiration for a new project - the creation of 'an epic for all the Slavonic peoples' that would portray the 'joys and sorrows' of his own nation and those of all the other Slavs.

Dear visitors,
let us announce that on the 4th of September 2014 the Veletržní palace will close at 4 p.m. due to a planned programme. Thank You for understanding.

Opening hours
Daily except Monday 10:00 - 18:00

Basic180 CZK
Reduced90 CZK
School groups20 CZK
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Getting here
tram č. 1, 5, 26 - st. Strossmayerovo nám. / tram. 1, 12, 17, 24 - zast. Veletržní palác / metro C - st. Vltavská.
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Attached files
tz-alfons-mucha_slovanska-epopej.pdf (TZ Alfons Mucha_Slovanská epopej)
tz-slovanska-epopej_prodlouzeni.doc (TZ Slovanská epopej_Prodloužení)
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