VILLA BILEK (13 Sep 2011 - 31 Dec 2012)
From 13 Sep 2011 To 31 Dec 2012
Time 22:00 - 18:00
František Bílek built his studio villa in Prague´s Hradcany quarter between 1910 and 1911, using his own design. Bílek was primarily a sculptor and a printmaker, but his approach to work inspired by religious faith urged him to design and create environments in which his works would produce the maximum impact, in compliance with their mission of enhancing the spirituality of human life.
The villa, now newly open to the general public offers to its visitors, apart from a peek into František Bílek´s studio, a permanent display of several of the artist´s early works, plus a collection of his output in the field of the art of the book. The basement, which houses the newly formed Bílek Centre, is reserved for the study of archival materials related to the artist´s life and work.
The exhibition aims at demonstrating on a selected assortment of František Bílek´s works (including sculpture, reliefs, drawings, prints, furniture, and pottery) the overall character of his artistic idiom, thereby presenting to the spectators a comprehensive view of Bílek´s contribution to Czech and international modern art.
The official opening of the Villa Bílek was accompanied by the publication, through the joint efforts of the City Gallery Prague andArbor vitae publishers, of the book, František Bílek andHis Prague Studio,which became the pilot title of a new series centered around Bílek.
Tue – Sun 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
- Address: Villa Bílek, Mickiewiczova 1, Prague 6-Hradčany
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