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Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.

UNknown Alfons Mucha

Alfons Mucha (1860-1939) was well-known as a symbolic painter of Art Nouveau in the beginning of 20th century.
He was born in present Czech Republic and studied art in Vienn and Munich, after then moved to Paris to get jobs. When his work for one poster appeared in 1895, he had suddenly become to star and succeeded as a painter. He was in charge of decorating the pavilion in Paris Expo in 1900.
After the success in Paris, he moved back to home in Czech Republic in 1910 and designed the stamps, paper money etc. and decorated the city hall in his hometown.
This time about 160 works by Mucha is being displayed. This would be a good chance to enjoy the gorgeous posters of Art Nouveau.

  • March 1st ~ 31st, 10:00-20:00 everyday
  • EKI Museum Kyoto (JR Kyoto Isetan Department Store, 7F)
  • ¥900

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