Cosmic Architecture by Jan Konůpek
National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Veletržní palác), Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00
- 5. 12. 2017 – 11. 3. 2018
Watercolour and charcoal drawings by Jan Konůpek from 1926-46 deal with architectural visions, compositions of dreamy cosmic cities. Jan Konůpek, was a member of the Sursum. List of his graphic works comprises about 1500 works and more than 600 book illustrations. He was mainly influenced by symbolism but also by Art Nouveau, cubism, surrealism and abstract art. His oeuvre culminated in the dark Orphic etchings. He was an artist-intellectual and almost all his works are influenced by literature, poetry and philosophy.