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Josef Capek - Mysteries of Pictures

Mr. Myself, by Josef Čapek - from exhibition Josef Čapek -  Mysteries of Pictures

The exhibition entitled Mysteries of pictures presents the biggest collection of Capek works ever to be exhibited in Slovakia. It depicts the author's journey from Cubism beginnings through to his orientation on civilism and magic realism, and expressive symbolic landscapes of the 1930s, which were inspired by his visits of Slovakia.

Airplane, by Josef Capek - from exhibition Josef Capek -  Mysteries of Pictures, GMBBefore Sleeping, by Josef Čapek - from exhibition Josef Čapek - Mysteries of Pictures, GMB

Capek's extensive work is timeless and belongs to the golden works of European cultural heritage. He collaborated with his brother Karel on a number of plays and short stories. As a cartoonist, he worked for Lidove Noviny, a newspaper based in Prague. His illustrated stories about Pejsek a Kocicka (Doggie and Pussycat) are considered classics of Czech children's literature.

Josef Čapek

Due to his critical attitude towards Nazism and Adolf Hitler, he was arrested after the German invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939. He wrote Poems from a Concentration Camp in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he died in 1945.

Place of Exhibition: The City Gallery of Bratislava, the Mirbach Palace

Date: 03.4. 2009 - 21.6. 2008, daily exept Mondays , 11 a.m - 6 p.m.

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