Jan Zrzavý (1890–1977) - Paintings, drawings, illustrations


Date: 25.05.2007 - 16.09.2007

Curator: Zuzana Novotná

As an heir of the work of Jan Zrzavý, the National Gallery in Prague has prepared a representative cross-section of his entire oeuvre. The exhibition has also been conceived in response to contemporary Zrzavý scholarship, which has not yet had a physical correlative.

Jan Zrzavý, painter, draughtsman, graphic artist, illustrator, stage designer and author, had a major influence on the development of twentieth-century Czech modern art. He was a member of the Sursum art society and the group Tvrdošíjní (The Obstinates). His work evoked the secrets of magic and poetic symbolism. These imbue his entire oeuvre – in self-stylizations, portraits and depictions of figures, religious and secular themes, landscapes imaginary and real, the latter set in his own country as well as Brittany, Italy and Greece and in illustrations for well-known works of international literature.

The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Czech Senate President Mr. Přemysl Sobotka.

Entrance fee:
Basic: 150 Kč / from 4 p.m. 80 Kč
Reduced: 70 Kč / from 4 p.m. 40 Kč
Family: 200 Kč / from 4 p.m. 100 Kč

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