Toyen, a Tale of War and Friendship

“In front of our house in the former Husova třída in Žižkov, usually at the time when workers from the Karlín factories were going home, I often encountered a strange but interesting girl,” recalls Czechoslovak Nobel prize-winner Jaroslav Seifert in his 1982 memoir All the Beauties of the World. At a time when women’s attire…

José de Almada Negreiros – The Nap (1939)

Not only a complex Portuguese artist, but also a prolific writer, poet, actor, dancer and choreographer, he was a creative through and through. In writing, José de Almada Negreiros identified with Futurism and Dadaism, seeking to present the absurdity of life. In painting, he was just as modern, but more of a Realist. You can…

Claudio Bravo – Return from the Supermarket (1971)

Claudio Bravo (1936 – 2011) was a hyperrealist and surrealist painter from Chile. He attributed his inspiration to the Italian and Spanish masters of Baroque and Renaissance, but was also influenced by Dalí ’s surrealist works. He considered himself a citizen of the world, not bound by his identity to Chile. In the late 1960s, while…