Thursday, January 19, 2006

Václav Zeman: Faces

Vaclav Zeman: Faces Václav Zeman: Faces - 32 Personalities Portraits at Art Gallery - Svetlana & Lubos Jelinek in Chrudim, The Czech Republic. "...Vaclav Zeman, Karel Svolinsky's disciple, became famous for his film posters at the end of the 1960's. Later on he was engaged in commercial graphic art. He also devoted some time to painting which was characterized by subtle imaginative paintwork and motifs as imaginary portraits and natural elements. Especially for ART Gallery he has created a series of 32 personalities. This collection is a meeting of painters, composers, writers, actors and actresses. They altogether represent a motley crowd of unique personalities taken from world as well as Czech cultural life. It can be considered as an artist's confession, and at the same time as a representation of quality portrait painting, which has been slowly fading away."


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