Art Nouveau master exhibited in Bournemouth

Date Posted: 26/02/2015

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty opens at the Russell-Cotes, Bournemouth on 1st April.

You’ve probably seen the Czech Art Nouveau master’s work on a wall before, even if you’ve never heard of his name.

Mucha famously said that: “The aim of art is to celebrate beauty.” His distinctive style explored feminine beauty through poster design, magazines and food packaging.

In Quest of Beauty showcases key aspects of Mucha’s work.

‘Women – Icons and Muses’ features his earlier commercial work and includes Gismonda (1894), portraying his muse actress Sarah Bernhardt, for whom he designed his very first poster.

In Quest of Beauty runs until 27th September. Concessions are available for groups of ten or more people when you book in advance on 01202-451820.

For more information, visit russellcotes.com.

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