Shards of dreams

Toyen, Emila Medková


The exhibition was presented by PhDr. Magda Juríková. The exhibition of two outstanding artists. Toyen was born on 21th September in Prague in 1902 and died in 1980 in Paris. Studied Decorative Arts in Prague (1919 - 1922, E. Child). 1923 Member of The. 1925 - 1929 J. Štyrský stayed in Paris, 1934, founded the Surrealist Group in Czechoslovakia. 1947 J. Heisler went to Paris, where he settled permanently and became a member of the Breton Group. Medková, maiden name of Emily Tláskalová (November 19, 1928 Wikipedia - September 19, 1985, Prague) was one of the leading representatives of Czech art photography 2nd the 20th century. She was the wife of one of the greatest painters of modern Czech Nicholas Medek. Her work has been directly linked with surrealism in the early period of the circuit also centered around young composers Karel Teige. In the years 1947-1951, with her husband created the files staged photographs from the early fifties then examined several wild prolínajícími thematic cycles, which went through all her work until his death. At the turn of the fifties and sixties it became known as the lead performer Informel photos. Although his ideas found mainly in Prague, also created an extensive photographic files of Paris (1966) and Italy (1967). Life and Work Medková is contained monograph was authored by art historian Karel Srp and Lenka Bydžovská, curator of the first comprehensive exhibition of 2001.