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Prague In Morbid Colours

Prague In Morbid Colours

16 November 2006, 11:12 - Art
Winter is not usually so sunny as people wanted to be. The lack of sun and day light leads some people to a mood of depression, uncertainty or even morbidity. If you do not belong to such a kind of people you could visit an exhibition in the Prague's Municipal House near the Square of Republic, and you certainly become one of them.

The exhibition In Morbid Colours: Art and the Idea of Decadence in the Bohemian Lands, 1880-1914 with yesterday's vernissage will lead you into such mood with no doubt.

Yo do not have to hurry! The exhibition is open till the middle of next February.

This exhibition is the first presentation of a defined part of artistic production in the Bohemian Lands influenced between 1880 and 1914 by the ideas of Decadence. The Decadent movement, until now exhibited only as a part of more extensive projects, will be presented through mutually supportive units mapping key themes connected with the concept of Decadence - self-analysis through the self-portrait, the portrayal of death as a point of departure, love and sexuality.

The exhibits come from both public and private collections, by known and recognised artists as well as those who have been overlooked and rarely exhibited. The exhibition will be accompanied by a well-illustrated publication in separate Czech and English versions.

Some of the authors whose painting will be shown within the exhibition are not know as decadent artists. You can see Czech masters from the end of 19th and the start of the 20th century, such as Bohumila Kubišta, Emil Filla or Josef Váchal. Decadence was really influential. According to historians of arts, some decadent motifs can be found in pastel painting of world known Alfons Mucha as well.

WHERE: Exhibition halls of the Municipal House: Obecní Dům, nám. Republiky 5, Praha 1 | nearest metro station: Naměstí republiky (Square of Republic) - line B yellow

WHEN: 15 Nov 2006 - 18 Feb 2007 | Open daily 10am to 6 pm

MORE INFO: Municipal House in Prague