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Exhibition Z. Burian

Chess festival 2019

Exhibition Z. Burian

During the chess festival you can visit an extraordinary exhibition of the painter Zdeněk Burian, one of the most important illustrators of adventure fiction of the 20th century, in the Municipal House. The exhibition ´The Wide World´ in the Halls of the Municipal House in Prague shows more than 200 originals by the painter Zdeněk Burian.

Zdeněk Burian: The Wide World
7/3/2019 – 30/6/2019
Open daily: 10 am – 7 pm
Guided tour: Monday 17th June at 5:30 pm
Entrance: 200 CZK – adult; 100 CZK - reduced (children, students, seniors)

The Wide World exhibition shows illustrations and paintings covering a wide spectrum of artistic styles and genres by Zdeněk Burian, an artist whose works have been admired by several generations of readers of adventure books.

The exhibits include illustrations for books by Jules Verne, Jack London, Karl May, Rudyard Kipling, Jaroslav Foglar and many other prominent authors of adventure fiction, allowing the visitors to take a look into the stories of the Jungle Book, Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island. The exhibition will also feature Burian’s images of prehistory, primarily illustrations to Josef Augusta’s books. Fourteen oil paintings, part a unique geographical cycle from an interwar period, The Wide World, provide a symbolic frame to the exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by the Retro Gallery and curated by Jakub Sluka.

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