01. May 2013
Opening: 1th May
Curators: Vaclav Milek, Ladislava Hornakova
Don´t miss the new permanent display "Space Zlín | Orders of vision".
The Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín has recently moved to its new space in a reconstructed Building 14, a part of the 14|15 BAŤA INSTITUTE and you can admire the best of collections of The Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in a stylish atmosphere of Baťa´s industrial environment in the centre of Zlín.
The first part of the exposition, Space Zlín, presents the very unique culural heritage of the city of Zlín, the second one - Orders of vision - is dedicated to the metamorphoses of fine art from 19th century till present times.
The typical functionalist Zlín architecture is presented in models, plans and digital visualisations of the fabric, public and social buildings and housing from the times of the biggest architectonic boom of the city of Zlín, dating to the period of 20´s till 40´s of 20th century. You are introduced to the works of art of such outstanding architects of Baťa epoch as František Lýdie Gahura, Miroslav Lorenc, Vladimír Karfík, as well as of the post-war architects, e.g. Jiří Voženílek, Miroslav Drofa and Zdeněk Plesník.
Among others, the themes of historical "Zlín salons", the School of Arts and the beginnings of industrial design are presented. Paintings and sculptures of notable Czech modern artists, which have been presented at the Zlín salons and became a part of Baťa´s collection, are presented in the exposition, too - so you can see original works of Emil Filla, Bohumil Kubišta, Václav Špála, Josef Čapek, Jan Zrzavý, Jindřich Štýrský, Toyen, Otta Gutfreund and many others. In the part dedicated to the presentation of the School of Arts in Zlín, its most talented pupils are reminded (e.g. Václav Chad), as well as the regionally well known personality of Vincenc Makovský, who was a lecturer on this school, or further designers Zdeněk Kovář and František Crhák.
Last but not least, you can see beautiful original works of art of famous Czech artists from the end of the 19. century till nowadays - Alfons Mucha, Jakub Schikaneder, Joža Uprka, Antonín Slavíček, Antonín Procházka, František Gross, Mikuláš Medek, Václav Boštík, Vladimír Preclík, Karel Nepraš, Vladimír Kokolia, Petr Nikl.
Czech version and photogallery of the exposition