Galerie hlavního města Prahy
show menu

Alfons Mucha: The Slav Epic

The Slavs in Their Original Homeland, 1912, egg tempera, oil, canvas, 610 x 810 cm
from: 1. 12. 2012
to: 31. 12. 2016
Trade Fair Palace, Great Hall, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7 – Holešovice

from: 1. 12. 2012
to: 31. 12. 2016
Trade Fair Palace, Great Hall, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7 – Holešovice

Tue-Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

 


curator
Karel Srp

 

admission fees and discounts

  • basic admission (adults) − 180 CZK 
  • reduced admission (children over 6 years old, students, seniors) − 90 CZK
  • school admission (all types of schools) − 20 CZK
  • Opencard holders, members of the GHMP Friendsʼ club − 144 CZK (discount 20 %)
  • additional fee for educational guided tour in Czech − 20 CZK per person
  • additional fee for educational guided tour in a foreign language − 40 CZK per person
  • economy admission to The Slav Epic
  • and other exhibitions in the Trade Fair Palace (basic) − 240 CZK
  • economy admission to The Slav Epic
  • and other exhibitions in the Trade Fair Palace (reduced) − 120 CZK
  • seriously handicapped persons – free admission
  • children up to 6 years old – free admission

 

educational services to order

  • educational guided tours on other than the above-mentioned dates are exclusively available to order at pr@ghmp.cz >
  • for groups of more than 5 persons
  • please order at least one week in advance
  • price: admission fee to the exhibition + additional fee for educational guided tour (see Admission fees)

Alfons Mucha (1860–1939), the most globally-known modern artist originating from the Czech lands, gained international renown in Paris at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries thanks to his original art-nouveau decorative works. He, however, viewed the real sense of his life in another work which was much more significant to him: in a series of twenty large-dimensional paintings, The Slav Epic, on which he worked between 1912 and 1926. 

 

The completed cycle was first presented to the Prague public in autumn 1928 − on the occasion of celebrating the first decade of the Czechoslovak Stateʼs independence − in the Great Hall of the Trade Fair Palace, which was finished right at that time. Today, The Slav Epic has been returned to the same space. The current installation departs from Muchaʼs original arrangement of The Slav Epic, i.e. from the time sequence of the individual subjects. It reveals the inter-relations of the particular paintings, underlines the rhythm of the cycle and highlights the main aim of the extensive work into which Mucha was investing his best artistic skills for many years.

 

press release >