Places in Czech Republic

Art in Klenová

In my previous post I promised to share some information about art we could see in Klenová and here I am to fulfil my promise.

The castle in Klenová serves to present works of art in many forms. During our visit we saw an exhibition of paintings, an exhibition of photographs and several statues placed in the premises of the castle. There were more than you will see in my photos but these were the ones that impressed me most. Please take into account that looking at my captures doesn’t correspond entirely to standing in the statues’s nearness and even touching them…

I have to admit that I quite regret now that I didn’t write down the names of the pieces and their creators, I’ve captured just two labels along with the works. You may not know the artists as well as I don’t know them but it suddenly seems right to state their authorship. Next time I intend to keep this aspect in mind.

Here is one of the identifiable: “Bull from Corrida” by Vincenc Vingler. We saw it right after our arrival and my attention was captured right away. It is made of metal, needless to add, I guess.

Do you remember that small church in the previous post? For that post I cropped the photo somewhat to avoid confusing you but here you can see what the scenery looked like:

In fact, we were disappointed by the “marred” view of the church but I really loved a detail of the feet. When looked at closely, they seemed to be made out of paper.

The following sculpture was named “Medusa” and it reminded me of Jules Verne’s novels. I took also a detail of the base which you could see posted in my photoproject for the Week 41 when we visited Klenová.

The metal ball below represents an “Endless tablecloth” by Čestmír Suška, what an apt name! Would you expect humour attached to a ball?

In the inner yard of the castle I saw an enormous sculpture I didn’t know what to think about:

Only after getting around it and looking at it from another angle I realised I had seen it from behind, the front part discovered a figure.

A figure of a very modern interpretation of a knight, to be precise…

From the same entrance you could see another sculpture, this time of a “car driver”:

I’ve taken quite a few photos of this sculpture, it looked very different when captured from the entrance:

… and from another spot in the yard:

Of course, the blue sky made it shine…

I admire that imagination that leads to creation of such art works as well as I admire the courage to share them with the public. You may like them or not, either way they change the way you perceive the life itself.