Emil Filla: Herakles Fights the Bull
National Gallery Prague – Trade Fair Palace (Národní galerie Praha – Veletržní palác), Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00
- ti 20. 8. 2019 – sø 17. 11. 2019
The small exhibition presents the Filla’s graphic work from the 1930s and 1940s, namely the cycle Fights and Struggles (1937) and the album Heracles (1945) reflecting Filla’s fight against the demons of his time. The motif of the fight appeared in Filla’s work in the second half of the 1930s, when aggressive Nazi ideology grew considerably stronger in Europe. He was one of the first European artists to warn against the dangers of Fascism.
Information source: Národní galerie Praha