Stanislav Podhrázský (1920-1999) exhibition (till 23 February 2014), Old Town Square 13

City Gallery Prague – House at the Stone Bell (Old Town Square 13)

Thuesday – Sunday 10am – 8pm

Visit a great exhibition in the mediaeval building from 14th century House at the Stone Bell

Stanislav Podhrázský ranks among major asset of Czech art in 20th century. In his student days, in the second half of the 1940s, Podhrázský was strongly influenced by Surrealism which offered young artists of the time a welcome alternative in their aspirations to face up to the challenges posed by war and brutal reality of newly imposed totalitarian oppression.

The influence of Surrealism was balanced out by another source of inspiration, namely, impulses coming from the heritage of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist art, in particular its manifestations at the Prague court of the Emperor Rudolph II.

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