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Event at Norwich gallery will give special insight into Art Nouveau artist’s work

17:20 15 December 2015

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Pictured is Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Pictured is Alphonse Mucha's Language of Flowers: Plate 35 from 'Album de la Décoration' (1900). © Mucha Trust 2015. Rêverie (1897) by Alphonse Mucha. © Mucha Trust 2015

© Mucha Trust 2015

Art fans can enjoy a special insight into the beautiful work of Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha at an event in Norwich tomorrow night.

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Pictured is a label for 'Lefèvre-Utile Gaufrettes Vanille' by Alphonse Mucha.
© Mucha Trust 2015.Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Pictured is a label for 'Lefèvre-Utile Gaufrettes Vanille' by Alphonse Mucha. © Mucha Trust 2015.

Mucha, an influential figure in fin-de-siècle Paris, is the subject one of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts’ current exhibitions - Alphonse Mucha: In Quest Of Beauty.

Tomorrow night his grandson, John Mucha, is visiting the gallery for an event which will see him talk about his grandfather’s work and the Mucha Foundation with the Sainsbury Centre’s director Paul Greenhalgh. John Mucha will also be signing copies of the newly released book to accompany the exhibition.

Richard Smith, from the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, said: “Mucha’s distinctive style is well known but less well known are the aesthetic ideas behind its development. Our current exhibition Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty explores beauty focusing on drawings, paintings, photographs and iconic posters.

“We are delighted to welcome John Mucha, grandson of Alphonse Mucha, for an exclusive book signing and discussion encompassing Mucha’s work and influence as well as the broader culture of Art Nouveau world wide.”

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Pictured is Alphonse Mucha with posters for Sarah Bernhardt in his studio c. 1901. © Mucha Trust 2015.Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Pictured is Alphonse Mucha with posters for Sarah Bernhardt in his studio c. 1901. © Mucha Trust 2015.

Tomorrow night’s event is at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, at the University of East Anglia, at 6pm. Tickets £12/£10. Visit www.scva.ac.uk or call Gallery Reception on 01603 593199. The exhibition runs until March 20. Entry £7 (£6 concessions).

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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