A UNIQUE PORCELAIN EXHIBITION BY LEADING CZECH ARTISTS
Over twenty renowned Czech artists, as well as foreign artists working in the Czech Republic, have succumbed to the charm of painting on porcelain and created more than 200 original porcelain pieces on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia, including their own triptychs of flowers.
WHEN 5.11. – 30.11.2018
WHERE Gallery Topičův salon
Admission: Adult: 50 CZK
Children under 15 and disabled people: free of charge
One of the largest group exhibitions of Czech porcelain can be seen from November 5 to November 30, 2018 in the Topičův salon gallery in Prague. Expositions will be completed with paintings, drawings and graphic sheets.
The authors undertook the theme and topic of the project in a completely free and original way in terms of content as well as craftsmanship. The following artists took part in the BLOSSOMS 2018 – A ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR STORY project:
Vlastimil Elšík, Kurt Gebauer, Bohumír Gemrot, Boris Jirků, Jitka Kantová, Adam Kašpar, Richard Kočí, Jiří Kožíšek, Helena Kroftová Leisztner, Milan Kunc, Luna, Olga Maler-Kunc, Martin Němec, Boris Nosek, Pavel Opočenský, Jan Paul, Pavel Piekar, Jan Pištěk, J.S., Martin Salajka, Rumen Sazdov, Laco Sorokáč, Klára Stodolová, Eva Synková, Jana Šárová, Jan Tichý
IN LATE OCTOBER AND EARLY NOVEMBER 2019, NEW SIGNIFICANT PIECES WILL BE ADDED TO THIS UNIQUE PORCELAIN EXHIBITION AND DISPLAYED IN GALLERIES IN PRAGUE AND BRNO. THE EXHIBITION WILL THEN TRAVEL TO OTHER CZECH TOWNS AND ABROAD.
PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE SELECTED CHARITATIVE FOUNDATION.
UNIQUENESS OF THE CZECH PORCELAIN
This project is a unique opportunity to promote Czech porcelain and its makers.
Czech porcelain represents our country all over the world for more than 200 years with its quality, greater hardness and snow-white colour.
Příležitost realizovat své náměty využijí vybraní výtvarníci:
Vlastimil Elšík, Kurt Gebauer, Bohumír Gemrot, Boris Jirků, Jitka Kantová, Adam Kašpar, Richard Kočí, Jiří Kožíšek, Helena Kroftová-Leisztner, Milan Kunc, Luna, Olga Maler-Kunc, Martin Němec, Boris Nosek, Pavel Opočenský, Jan Paul, Pavel Piekar, Jan Pištěk, J.S., Martin Salajka, Rumen Sazdov, Laco Sorokáč, Klára Stodolová, Eva Synková, Jana Šárová, Jan Tichý
Czech artist Boris Nosek is the expert guarantor and lecturer of the whole project; he has been creating porcelain art for over thirty years.
The porcelain flowers were created using the original hand-cut technique of Boris Nosek himself, and they became the symbol of the project. The flowers consist of three objects:
- A vase resembling a bud or young flower (Ø 25 cm, h. 30 cm)
- A deep bowl on an ikebana representing a blooming flower (Ø 50 cm, h. 17 cm)
- A large bowl resembling a leaf (70 × 50 × 12 cm)
We would love to present selected exhibits at EXPO 2020 in Dubai as representation of the Czech Republic.
RARE PIECES OF THE EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE ORIGINAL PORCELAIN PIECES BY DECEASED ARTISTS.
The porcelain flowers bring to life letters written from prison by Václav Havel to Vladimir Holan, Josef Škvorecký and, most importantly, his wife, Olga Havlová. Other interesting features are Čapek's conversations with T.G. Masaryk, Ladislav Vančura's manuscript with excerpts from the work of Markéta Lazarová, and quotations from Hašek's novel "The Good Soldier Švejk", along with illustrations by Josef Lada;