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Pravoslav Sovák: Landscapes of Time

Museum Kampa, U Sovových mlýnů 2, Praha 1 - Malá Strana, 118 00

When?

24. 2. 2018 – 27. 5. 2018

Museum Kampa presents the work of Pravoslav Sovak, an internationally renowned graphic artist, painter, and in the recent years also a photographer, who has gained respect abroad as the author of exceptional graphic series often using experimental techniques.

The exhibition features a selection of his most outstanding works chosen because of their internal affinity, works, which show how Sovak has approached the same themes in different periods of his life. His lifelong theme is urban space, which he shaped in his early prints after his first visit to Paris or in the spectacular Walls inspired by large Western metropolis. The fascinating series Installation Imaginaire, in which subtle interventions refine the theme of town, belongs here as well. For the first time in the Czech Republic, the attention is paid to Sovak’s drawings of landscapes, coasts, cityscapes and free abstract compositions created with a complex technique combining pencil, pen, aquarelle and gouache.

Figural themes are significant too – the series of Indirect Messages (1970-1972) is a kind of imagery synthesis of human feelings in situations provoked by new beginnings yet marked by what he had experienced. The cycle was purchased, shortly after it had been finished, by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Museums is another series, which is interesting - dealing with gallery spaces, visitors and works of art that “observe” each other. Deserts, Walls, or the Beauties rank among the most interesting works in the field of graphic media of the recent decades.

 

ADMISSION

Adults: 180 CZK
Students to the age of 26: 90 CZK
seniors over 60 years of age: 90 CZK
Family: 300 CZK

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