In Situ Pictures of Mucha’s Slav Epic
These pictures were taken by my sister on a recent visit to Prague last month. They contain a great deal more close-up information than some published images of each large canvas. It’s interesting to note the compressed value ranges that Mucha uses, and the contrasting key value and colour notes with the background in some instances. Also very noteworthy is the quality of light that often emanates from within the picture frame, lending the scene an other-worldly or mythical quality. In a few shots, we see a person standing in front of the picture, which gives us a sense of the immense scale of these works.