Curator: Iva Knobloch
The Czech-American designer Ladislav Sutnar [1897—1976]
created many internationally-acclaimed design icons. At the age of 65, he delved into painting. U.S. Venus / Americké Venuše is the first independent exhibition of Sutnar’s art in forty years and presents his paintings of female nudes never shown before. Sutnar called these works Venus and exhibited them under the label Joy-Art. In this art manifesto, he formulated his concept of art for the 21st century – as vigorous, humanistic and joyful. His geometric figures rendered in contrasting colours reflect American painting of the time, namely Pop Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a book that traces Sutnar’s artwork produced in the United States and the unique artistic career of Sutnar as a painter. The exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
the book "Ladislav Sutnar: U.S.Venus / Americké Venuše")
edition: Czech with English summary
(more information in "publishing 2011")
full admission: 80 CZK
reduced admission: 50 CZKmore information about Galerie Rudolfinum)