Come in, come in, all my dear guests! Ivan Maximovich, do not be shy, enter my beauty Mucha Salon, Tanya, and children, grand children, make yourselves comfortable at the big round table laid for festivities. Everything is ready to meet a Happy New 2010 year. I ask all of you to immerse in the realm of beauty which is offered to your attention by an Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. This is a slide show of his paintings, watch, please : Alphonse Mucha\’s Paintings
Mucha’s most important work (1912-1926) “The SLAV EPIC” was the creation of 20 monumental canvases, focused on Slavic and Czech history, each canvas recording a landmark event of a thousand years of Slavic history, with subjects from the mythical past as well as an aspirational future.
The first in the series, The Slavs in their Original Homeland: between The Turanian Whip and the Sword of the Goths , 1912, was set in the third to sixth centuries. He shows a Slavic ‘ Adam and Eve’ survivors of a raid, hiding in the fields under darkness. The final work, The Apotheosis of the Slavs; Slavs for Humanity, 1926.
Alphonse Maria Mucha was born on July 24, 1860 in Ivancice, in southern Moravia in 30 km from city of Brno.
This is why I would like to put Moravian music now. Listen, please: Moravian Christmas Music
Now let us raise our glasses of champaigne to salut “A Happy New 2010 Year!” and listen to the Alexander Rozenbaum’s song “Cheers at the Table”. Cheers at the Table