December 4, 2018 By TheNewYorkNews
Queens Photographer Cecil Beaton Photography Exhibition of a Photographer of Queens, not from Queens
From October till the 6th of december 2018 Queens Photographer Cecil Beaton’s Photography Exhibition is held in Czech Republic: Photographer of Queens
This exhibition in Museum Kampa introduces the British Queens Photographer Sir Cecil Beaton to the Czech public for the first time. One of the most famous British photographers of the 20th century, he documented the life of the British Royal Family, of the key figures of the world fashion and culture world, as well as politics from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. He also created portrait drawings or caricatures of his sitters. As a celebrated fashion photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, he ventured into fashion design and created costumes for films and musicals. He received three Oscars and four Tony awards for his fashion and set creations, i.e. for the notorious film My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn. He was also an accomplished war photographer, sent by the British Ministry of War as a spy to overseas destinations during the WWII. Queens Photographer Beaton became a legend even before the end of his lifetime.
Exhibition organised with the support of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Curator: Alexandra Šlosarčíková
Exhibitions halls on the ground floor, Stables Gallery
Museum Kampa is located in Sova’s Mill in Lesser Town in the center of Prague. Museum Kampa has in its care an artistic the collection of Jan and Meda Mládek, who during their stay in exile in the second half of the 20th century actively supported the then Czechoslovak non-conformist artists. The collection contains the largest collection of works by one of the founders of modern abstract painting, František Kupka and works by other important artists of the 20th century from the so-called Eastern Block
The mission of Museum Kampa is to take care of a collection of art works by modern artists and to provide testimony of the difficult time in which this art was created and which should not be forgotten. The Museum also hosts a number of short-term exhibitions presenting Central European modern artists. Over the years the Museum has held exhibitions featuring artists such as Kamil Lhotak, Karel Malich, Toyen and Andy Warhol. Each show is accompanied by programs for schools and the general public.
Source and images: http://www.museumkampa.cz/en/
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