Frantisek Bilek was interested in the strongly symbolic element of Czech art. He poured out his spiritual yearnings and ... More
Frantisek Bilek was interested in the strongly symbolic element of Czech art. He poured out his spiritual yearnings and reflections in a series of wood and stone sculptures which are now displayed in the house that he built for himself. Bilek lived from 1872 to 1941, but eschewed modernism for a style favoring elongated, gnarled figures.
In Communist times this was the rather formal Museum of the National Security Police, which focused on uncovering enemies of
the socialist state. Now it is an extremely enlightening place to visit especially for those who can read the ...
Visit this imposing 1920s building for a thorough study of Czech modern art. Czech art followed the same general lines
of development as that of Western Europe, but with an underlying layer of Slavic spirituality witness the moody landscapes ...
This place is a boon for the philatelist. The emphasis here is on Czech and Czechoslovak stamps. However, stamps and
other postal materials are also on sale. Temporary exhibitions are held upstairs. These may be of contemporary art or ...