8th of May - 6th of June 2015
Czech Center in PragueRytířská 31, Praha 1
Open: mon - fri 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vlastimil Košvanec is considered to be a refined painter and portraitist popular mainly because of his painting technique and inimitable style. He represented a certain artistic view, introduced new fashion and he inspired and tempted wealthy members of the society as well as Prague intellectuals. Košvanec portrayed aristocracy, businessmen and intellectuals. His paintings bear witness about the exciting times in which he lived, moreover they reflect present times.
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Museum Martinengo at Villagana, the Italian Culture Institute, the National Museum in Prague and the Czech Centre Prague and Milan. It will include more than 20 paintings from the collections of the Museum Martinengo supplemented by images from the collections of the National Museum in Prague.