Bohuslav Reynek - Between Heaven and Earth
Exhibition of a collection of drawings by Bohuslav Reynek
Held by Smetana's Litomyšl, o.p.s.
in cooperation with the Municipal Gallery in Vysoké Mýto
curator Pavel Chalupa
architectural design and furnishing by Josef Pleskot
Halls of the Castle brewery in Litomyšl, 11th June - 6th July 2011
Open daily from 10 a.m to 6 p.m., on the days of Smetanova's Litomyšl Festival events in the Castle premises until the beginning of the events.
Opening on Friday, 10th June at 6 p.m.
The works of the poet, translator and artist Bohuslav Reynek (1892-1971), grew out of a certain God's intention under the skies of his native Petrkov near Havlíčkův Brod and under the skies of sweet France, and have gained such cultural dimensions forty years after the death of their author that the question to ask here is whether it is not even blasphemous given the topic and circumstances of the creation of his poems and works of art. The exhibition representing mainly the still unknown set of Reynek's French and Czech drawings and his oil paintings, is so far the last one in the series of the posthumous exhibitions, bringing more and more captivating experience even in the most distant and desecrated space and time. It will be supplemented by a selection of famous graphic works.
Our thanks for this valuable cooperation extend mainly to the family of Bohuslav Reynek and the National Gallery in Prague, the Museum of Czech Literature, Galleries of Fine Arts in Havlíčkův Brod and Náchod and private gallery owners and collectors of the works of Bohuslav Reynek in the Czech Republic and in France.
Concurrently, an exhibition takes place between 11th June and 10th July as a partner exhibition at the Municipal Gallery in Vysoké Mýto, introducing the literary, translating, publishing and illustrative works of Bohuslav Reynek. The Opening will take place on 10th June at 4 p.m.
Photographs 9. 6. 2011:
Photographs 10. 6. 2011: