Special exhibition commemorating the 80th anniversary of Alphonse Mucha’s death
Flower Garden of Art Nouveau
Mucha and Lalique
The shape of the flowers and the plants
In commemoration of the approaching 80th anniversary of the death of Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939), a representative of the Art Nouveau wave that swept over French art in the late 19th century, we have decided to hold a special exhibition entitled “Art Nouveau’s Flower Garden: Mucha and Lalique—the Shape of Flowers and Plants.”
After being discovered by the actress Sarah Bernhardt, Mucha instantly attracted attention as a popular designer, which allowed his genius to blossom. Later, besides poster art, he went on to display his creativity in various other fields as well.
This special exhibition is being jointly held by the Sakai Alphonse Mucha Museum and the Lalique Museum Hakone. Centering on representative decorative panels Mucha produced in Paris, the exhibition presents approximately 130 artworks, including pieces of jewelry and glass art by Mucha’s contemporary, René Lalique (1860–1945). Through their works, the exhibition will turn the spotlight onto the flower and plant decorations of the fin de siècle period.
With special cooperation from the Nippon Flower Designers’ Association (NFD), you can also observe the spectacle of flower arrangements featuring artificial flowers complementing the works of Mucha and Lalique.
This exhibition, combining Mucha, Lalique and flower design, is the first of its kind. Please enjoy the flora-decorated works of Mucha and Lalique, along with elegant flower arrangement.