Series from the Slavic History Mucha
painted the paintings to capture the general history of the Slavs
. But a half of the work is dedicated only to the Czech nation – its history, religion and culture. The paintings are now arranged in a historically chronological order. The first one to see the Slavs in Their Original Homeland, then there is the canvas with Jan Hus or Jan Amos Comenius, to the final Apotheosis of the Slavs from the history of the Slavic nation.
The paintings have already stayed in South Moravia
. However, the château was in a great need of repair and so the canvases had to be moved. Now they are back after the much-needed repairs of the exposition. The entire courtyard area is now shaded so that the sharp sun rays do not damage the paintings. The paintings with dimensions of several metres are better seen as one area, from which the individual scenes come out. And the conditions
here are perfect
. The Epic will stay in Moravský Krumlov
until 2026. Until then, Prague
should be able to build a dignified place where the canvases can be displayed, according to the wish of the author, Alfons Mucha
, who donated the entire series to Prague. However, under the condition that the city would build a gallery just for the Epic. That has not happened yet since 1928 when the gift was handed over.