You’ve spoken! In this occasional series we highlight one of most popular articles among Fine Art Today readers. This week we revisit a monumental exhibition from the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome, Italy.
Nearly 100 years after he visited Rome with his wife, Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) will have his first retrospective. The Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome, Italy, is overjoyed to be presenting over 250 works from the Czech icon. Over his illustrious career, Mucha became one of the most renowned artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with his distinctive French Art Nouveau style. Characterized by soft, organic lines, seductive female subjects, and pastel colors, Mucha’s illustrations and original poster designs were readily commissioned and bought by Parisian and, later, other European patrons.

Alphonse Mucha, “Self-Portrait,” 1899, color lithograph, 85 x 29 1/4 in. (c) Mucha Foundation 2016

The exhibition will run in Rome through September 11 and traces the artist’s entire career trajectory through six themes: The Bohemian in Paris, The Creator of Images for the General Public, The Cosmopolitan, The Mystic, The Patriot, and The Artist-Philosopher.
To learn more, visit the Complesso del Vittoriano.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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