Czech Cities Battle Over Mucha’s Art Nouveau Masterpiece

The Slav Epic, which took [Alphonse] Mucha more than a decade to complete, comprises 20 paintings up to 20ft high and 26ft wide that display haunting and evocative moments of Slav history.” In 1963, after spending the postwar years buried under heaps of coal, the work went on display in a small Moravian town hall. Now Prague wants it back.

Source: The Independent (UK) 08/16/10