Slovanská epopej (Slav Epic)
26. May – 17. June 2018
Alfons Mucha’s world-famous canvases in Brno
It’s appropriate to celebrate 100 years of history, and what better way than by viewing a presentation of the past of Czechs and other Slavic nations? Part of this cycle of large-format images that Alfons Mucha began painting more than 100 years ago will be in Pavilion H of the Brno Exhibition Centre. Nine large canvases, which aimed to strengthen awareness and national pride, will be on display in Brno for the first time since the entire Slovanská epopej (Slav Epic) was displayed to the public in the Prague City Gallery. That was in 1928, the year when Brno celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the republic with an exhibition which opened the Brno Exhibition Centre.
The event belongs to the RE:PUBLIKA Festival.
Prague is supporting the Brno exhibition Re:publika 2018 by lending out part of Alfons Mucha’s Slovanská epopej (Slav Epic). During the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the republic, the two largest cities in the country will thus be symbolically connected through Mucha’s exceptional work.