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Timeless Mucha: Mucha to Manga — The Magic of Line
Jul 26, 2019 at 10:00 am - Sep 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm￥1,600
Alphonse Mucha was a prolific Czech painter and a key figure in the Art Nouveau movement. Japonism in Paris, which peaked in the late 19th century, was contemporary to Mucha, but his bold lines, delicate colors and characteristic flatness came to shape Japanese manga. Not only is Mucha’s poster work itself instantly recognizable, but his meticulous hand can be seen in the works of 1960s psychedelic artists and, of course, manga from the 1970s onwards. A display of some 250 posters, book illustrations, prints and artifacts at the Bunkamura Museum of Art explore the evolution of his linear style from modernism’s infancy to the 21st century. Rock posters and record covers will be accompanied by music.