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Program

Sep 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan 5, 2006 12:00 AM

JOSEF SUDEK AND THE MAGIC OF PRAGUE CATHEDRAL

Exhibition at the Czech Center. September 22, 2005 - January 5, 2006. Opening reception: September 21, 6:30 pm.

JOSEF SUDEK AND THE MAGIC OF PRAGUE CATHEDRAL

SEPTEMBER 21– JANUARY 5, 2006

OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 21,

6:30–8:30 PM

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK

 

Curated by Monika Abbott

 

Exhibition at the Czech Center New York

will feature photographs Sudek took for the

publishing house Družstevní práce and his

photographs of St. Vitus Cathedral. This show is

related to the exhibition “Prague – the Crown

of Bohemia, 1347–1437” at the Metropolitan

Museum of Art, September 20, 2005 through

January 3, 2006.

 

 

Josef Sudek was born on March 17, 1896, in

Kolín, Czechoslovakia. After being apprenticed

to a bookbinder, Sudek was inducted into

the army in 1915. While fighting on the

Italian front he was seriously injured and

later suffered the loss of his right arm.

Because of this handicap he could no longer

be a bookbinder and he instead turned to

photography, joining the Club for Amateur

Photographers in Prague in 1920. He studied

photography at the School of Graphic Art

in Prague with Professor Karel Novák from

1922 to 1923 and in 1924 founded the Czech

Photographic Society with Jaromír Funke and

other avant-garde photographers.

A lifelong passion for music also influenced

his work and he is known for lyrical images

that show a fine eye for life’s intimate details.

Sudek once explained that “everything

around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of

a crazy photographer mysteriously takes

on many variations, so that a seemingly

dead object comes to life through light or

by its surroundings… To capture some of

this – I suppose that’s lyricism.“ Sudek died in

Prague on September 15, 1976.
Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Sep 21, 2005 12:00 AM
To: Jan 5, 2006 12:00 AM

Organizer:

Česká centra


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