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Mucha’s poster are on display again after five years. Exclusively with The Slav Epic

May 2018 /Brno/

A unique combination of two forms of the famous Czech Art Nouveau painter, Alfons Mucha, can be seen now for the first time, in an exposition of The Slav Epic and the widest collection of Mucha’s posters and other artefacts worldwide.

The exhibition named Two Worlds offers a view and comparison of the painter’s own commercial and patriotic work - Mucha’s life-long dream he had never succeeded to realize, in just one place. Nine canvas - The Slav Epic - and more than 130 pieces form a collection completed in the past by the former tennis player Nr 1, Ivan Lendl, can be seen on the Fair Ground in Brno. Visitors have a unique opportunity to see two worldwide unique things. The biggest collection of posters and the distinctive collection of canvas of The Slav Epic.

„Since that time, there were significant changes in the collection, several dozens of artefacts had been added to it and right now in Brno, many of them are presented to the public for the first time. Add to it that it is the premiere for the combined exhibiton of Mucha’s posters and his patriotic works - the big format canvas The Slav Epic, so it is an exhibition predetermined to be successful.“ says Richard Fuxa, chairman of Richard Fuxa Foundation.

The exhibition Two Worlds takes places in Brno until 31. 12. 2018.
More information can be found at www.mucha.brno.cz/en/

Nadační fond Richarda Fuxy

About the Foundation

2013 /Prague/

The Foundation deals with donation activities in the Czech art scene.

Founded by Richard Fuxa, the chairman of the board of directors, the foundation provides support to a wide range of contemporary artists, movements and groups.

However, having the importance of our ancestors’ legacy in mind it also focuses on the art of the Czech history and thanks to its activities the high art appreciate could meet, for example, with the most complete collection of posters by the Czech art nouveau luminary, Mucha, the work of Bohuslav Reynek, the world-famous Bible illustrations by Marc Chagall, and the starry career of the Czech/Slovak popular music phenomenon Karel Gott. Completion of art collections and support for research and restoration projects are among the most important foundation's activities. Currently, the Richard Fuxa Foundation is probably the only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic that is able to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote monumental exhibition events in the media. It ensures that the profound emotional experience is brought not only to several hundreds of insiders, but to hundreds of insiders, but to hundreds of thousands of visitors. And, it also helps where it is needed.

Richard Fuxa

*1966

who earned his reputation not only in the field of outdoor advertising,which he pioneered in the nineties, but his name has also been naturally associated with the presentation and promotion of the Czech art of the past and present.

In 1998, he founded the company called BigBoard. Thirteen years later, it absorbed the rival News Outdoor and later on also outdoor akzent. is the market leader in Czech outdoor advertising and the biggest provider of large-format surfaces.

A few years ago, inspired by the charm of the art nouveau works by Alfons Mucha, he came up with the idea to establish the Richard Fuxa Foundation. As the chairman of its board of directors he also initiated the discussion what to do with the Slav Epic, a unique work of art that deepens common understanding of the history of the Slavs in the most simple and comprehensive way. He has stirred up a debate that continues until now and aims to find a decent new home for this monumental work of art.

Exhibitions

Ivan Lendl: Alfons Mucha
Chagall/Reynek
GOTT, MY LIFE

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