Date: Wednesday 11th September 2019
Time: Doors open for coffee and socialising at 7.15pm. Lectures starts promptly at 8pm
Venue: Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Road, Guildford, GU2 7QR
Tickets: Full price: £10.00 Students: £3.00
Discover how art, architecture, literature and music were employed by the Czechs to remodel Prague during the 19th Century
As part of the Habsburg Empire, Prague was beloved of Kings and Princes. During the 19th Century however, the Czechs sought to reclaim the city for their own. Looking back at ancient mythology, they imagined a new future by means of art, architecture, literature and music. From Romanticism to cubism, the Czechs re-conceived various artistic movements in specifically patriotic ways. Looking at painter and decorative artist Alfons Mucha, artist Karel Svoboda and composers Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák, this talk shows how the Czechs created a capital that was fit for a new independent nation.