The Slav Epic (Slovanská Epopej) Tours and Activities
The Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej) is a series of 20 large paintings by Czech artist Alfons Mucha designed to celebrate Slav culture and history. Painted between 1910 and 1928, the canvasses commemorate major events in Slavic history, including battles, coronations and the abolition of serfdom. Mucha visited many of the places he depicted in the paintings, including Russia, Poland and many of the Balkan countries. He also consulted with historians to ensure accuracy in the historical events he depicted. In 1928, Mucha bestowed the collection to the city of Prague, but the paintings ended up being hidden during World War II to prevent seizure by the Nazis. In 1963, they went on display in the town of Moravsky Krumlov as the communist officials in Prague didn’t care to display Mucha’s work.
In 2012, after a two-year legal struggle, the collection of paintings went on display at the Veletzrni Palace (also known as the Trade Fair Palace) in Prague, where they will remain through the end of 2016.
Please note: The Slav Epic painting series is currently not on display as it awaits its new Prague location.
Tours and Activities to Experience The Slav Epic (Slovanská Epopej)
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