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Still-lifes from the Kooperativa´s Collection

The Kooperativa Gallery (Galerie Kooperativy), Pobřežní 21, Praha 8 - Karlín, 186 00


20. 4. 2017 – 31. 10. 2017

A still life is a work of art, a drawing or painting (usually) of a group of objects. With origins in the Ancient art, still-life painting emerged as a distinct genre and professional specialization in the Western Europe by the late 16th century. The aim of such a composition is to direct the viewer’s eye through a painting and lead them toward what the artist thinks is important. The master of still life is considered to be Vincent Van Gogh. To name other artists who devoted themselves to this genre one should mention for example George Braque, Paul Cezanne, Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, Giorgio Morandi and Francisco de Zurbaran.

Exhibiting authors: Jan Kašpar Hirschely, Josef Matěj Navrátil, Jan Slavíček, Otakar Kubín, Ludvík Kuba, Václav Špála, Václav Rabas, Josef Liesler, Emil Filla and Václav Hejna.

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