This spring, in collaboration with the Mucha Foundation, Kunstmuseum Den Haag will be showing a large selection of works by Alphonse Mucha, alongside items from Kunstmuseum Den Haag’s own collection of colourful glass and spectacular costumes from the late nineteenth century.
Kunstmuseum Den Haag will be showing the work that made Alphonse Mucha famous: posters and illustrations, and decorative art designs, all set against the vibrant background of fin-de-siècle Paris. Late nineteenth-century costumes will recall the Parisians strolling along the boulevards, and colourful glass from the same period by Émile Gallé and Moser & Sohne will show the close relationship between Mucha's work and Art Nouveau. The exhibition will also consider the rediscovery of Mucha's work in the 1960s, and how his style resonated in popular culture, flower power and Woodstock, as illustrated in the designs for albums covers and concert posters for bands like Martha & The Vandellas, The Rollings Stones and Pink Floyd. Kunstmuseum Den Haag will show the circumstances in which Alphonse Mucha became, and remains, world-famous.