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Josef Čapek - a scenic designer in Vinohrady

Vinohrady Theatre (Divadlo na Vinohradech), náměstí Míru 7, Praha 2 - Vinohrady, 120 00


19. 11. 2017 – 31. 5. 2018

Josef Čapek is one of the distinguished Czech painters, one of the members of the group Tvrdošíjní. He was also an illustrator (Let us talk children, Falos about little dog and little cat) and graphic artists. Josef was also a scenic designer, he worked for the Vinohrady Theatre, the National Theatre and other important scenes.

He studied decorative painting in Prague, in 1910, he went to Paris with his also talented brother Karel. They stayed here for twelve months, Josef studied at the Académie Colarossi. After their return to Bohemia, Josef continued to paint essentially in the Cubist style, while gradually modifying Cubism with some elements of Expressionism and Symbolism. Later on, he became much influenced by the Bohemian folk art. Josef died sadly in 1945, apparently of pneumonia, only a few days before the prisoners of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp were freed by the Allied Armies.

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  • Visitors can see the exhibition during performances, upon an agreement beyond this time.

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