Exhibition of Jindrich Styrsky´s work

Very interesting exhibition, which is definitely worth seeing, is presented from 30th May to 9th September at the House at Stone Bell (Dům U Kamenného zvonu) at the Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti) in the very centre of Prague.

Jindrich Styrsky was one of the most important personas of the Czech interwar avant-garde. During his short life (he died in 1942, when he was only 43 years old), he occupied himself with many diverse artistic activities. He was a painter, a photographer, a poet, he did wonderful collages, and moreover, he was also into typography and scenography.

The exhibition is therefore presenting the wide range of his artistic activities. We can see there his early works from the beginning of the twenties and follow the development of his style which led to the pure surrealism in the thirties. We can admire his drawings, paintings, photographs, the book covers designed by him… But probably the most interesting part of the exhibition is that one, which is devoted to his erotical collages. They are funny, surprising, and obviously made with a great fantasy.

And by the way, also the building itself where the exhibition takes place is worth to visit. It was built in the second half of the 13th century and in the 14th century was this, at that time town palace, used by the Czech king Jan Lucembursky as his residence. So beside Styrsky´s masterpieces visitors can there also admire wonderful gothic interiors.

Jul 15, 16:24 (Filed under: Culture )

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