Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review

Posted By yonghow on August 15th, 2017

Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review

This is the official catalogue for the Mucha Slav Epic Exhibition that was held in Tokyo over the early summer of 2017. You can take a look at some of the pictures I took during my visit.

This exhibition was a big deal because Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic murals have never left Prague until this exhibition, and by the end of the run over 600 thousand people had visited it, a staggering number. This catalogue features all the murals and art pieces that were on display at the exhibition.

Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review

From the pictures I took at the exhibition you can see just how massive the murals actually are, and the print size of even a huge book will find it hard to do justice to the spectacular quality of Mucha’s art work, but this catalogue is a handy volume to see all of his Slav Epics pieces in a single book. There are no shortage of Mucha art books out there, but few I know are dedicated to just the Slav Epic.

Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review

(above & below) These annotated studies of the paintings provide great background information on each of the Slav Epic murals, in both English and Japanese.

Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review

(above) I really like this particular set of posters, a beautiful culmination of art, design and typography. I believe it’s the first time they been shown in Japan too; I don’t remember seeing them in the last 2 Mucha exhibitions held in Tokyo.

Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review
Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review

This catalogue is a great volume collecting Mucha’s magnum opus. My highest recomendations.

“Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue” art book details :

Dimensions – 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
Softcover, 252 pages
In Japanese/English language

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5 Responses to “Mucha Slav Exhibition 2017 Catalogue Book Review”

DISTRAKT

Wow can imagine the fuel you get from these in the flesh experiences. Another enlightening post through pictures and wisdom. Thank you for being the right navigator to great lakes to drink from.

martin

Astounding otherworldly art.

Star

Damn,he reminds me of another Japanese illustrator I’ve saw on web years back then – he had similar tone of colors. They’re really transparent, not opaque despite describing many details that are happening inside a single scene. When will I ever reach that level? Lmao….

Graham

Wow. Reminds me a lot of Klimt in ways. I have an art book about Mucha but like most books seem to they focus on the more line oriented or decorative classic Art Nouveau works – this is really incredible and I will look into this book or one about the Slav Epic. Thanks

yonghow

Star – Mucha must have influenced so many modern day artists and illustrators. Getting to his level of technical competency is a matter of practice…I think. 😛