“This photo shoot in Prague’s Obecní Dům (Municipal House) was a dream come true for me. I never thought that I would experience such a thing. I wish every person the opportunity to explore such a stunning building. Its beauty and harmony caress the soul. Our greatest artists collaborated in its creation, and the building itself stands in the dwelling place of Czech kings. The Mayor’s Hall, designed and decorated down to the smallest detail by Mucha himself, is bursting with meaning and references like a thick tome. It is not only beautiful; it is also full of stories. It is a great honor to present such magnificent art through my photographs.

“I find it unbelievable that my life had culminated in this way. I am an art historian by education, I have loved the Secession style for as long as I can remember, and I have read about the Mayor’s Hall since I was a child. But I became a photographer and fell in love with fairy tales and stories as well as with Enchanted Living, which epitomizes it all. When the magazine approached me with the proposition of this topic, my whole life fell into place, and it is with great joy that I present to you the photographs that are the result of this remarkable story.”

—Marketa Novak
Read more about this special place at obecnidum.cz/en.

Photography: Marketa Novak
Model: Hana Vágnerová
Mua: Lenka Odehnalová

Art Nouveau, Enchanted Living Magazine, Alphonse Mucha, Prague, Czech

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