Friday, 26 June 2009

Contemporary Art in Prague

Prague is full of historical art but also contemporary art. The next three artworks are from the Czech sculptor David Cerny
The hanging man by David Cerny is a statue of Sigmund Freud hanging from a building in the old town. Sigmund Freud was born in Moravia in the Chech Republic
Two bronze sculptures in front of the Franz Kafka museum. The men pee on the map of Chech republic The water stream writes quotes in the water of famous Prague people
Miminka, local for Baby, by David Cerny. This is one of the giant babies on Kampa island. The baby has a barcode on his face as an imprint of the modern child. Many of these babies crawl up the Prague TV Tower
At the right you see a glimpse of the Dancing House, also called Fred and Ginger by the people of Prague.You can actually see see a couple dancing together It is an example of deconstuctivist architecture It is designed by Chech architect Vlado Milunic together with Canadian architect Frank Gehry.

12 comments:

  1. The top pic looks like someone I know, hehe.

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  2. I hope he is not hanging like that one KB

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  3. I'd almost say the piece by David Cerny of Freud hanging by a pole in the air is very Freudian. But would that be redundant?

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  4. is prague full of cafes?..I have heard it is

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  5. Are you suggesting something BB?

    Probably rambler Prague is famous for its beer. I've only tasted it once.

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  6. Freud must have had a terrible nightmare. Great pictures Marja! I think that Prague is a very beautiful city.

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  7. Cool sculpture and great pictures! Prague is a very beautiful town with a lot of new and old history!

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  8. Prague looks like a fascinating city. I haven't had the opportunity to visit across the pond, anywhere! I hope someday that I can.

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  9. What is interesting is the story behind the sculptures. I learned quite a few things today visiting. Hope your weekend is a good one Marja
    Aroha
    Missy

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  10. You are feeding my desire to see this city up close! I would love to see these sculptures.

    Frank Gehry has most recently re-designed the Art Gallery of Ontario which we took in when we visited in March. Stunning glass front that provides beautiful natural light and a free standing spiral staircase that is gorgeous.

    My God, this man is prolific in his creativity. I would love to see his design in Prague.

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  11. I love these! Thanks for sharing these unique objects of art.

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  12. Prague is an enchanting city. I spent a week or so there last year. Did you see the amazing group of statues erected in memory of those lost when the country was under communist rule? It shows the gradual breaking down of man and I found it very moving.Clicking on my name should - in theory - take you there

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