The Czech Republic is a small country located in the very heart of Europe. The popularity of Czech children’s books, though, has reached far beyond its borders. The Czech artists’ illustrations included in this exhibition represent the best of the last hundred years of children´s book illustration. Many of them have been awarded the most prestigious prizes at international exhibitions and children´s book fairs.
The creations of Czech illustrators for children are distinguishedby their boundless creativity and fantasy, kindness, cheerfulness, and joy, all aiming to enhance a child´s vivid imagination. To do this, Czech illustrators use finely balanced shapes and colours, which work to create a variety of positive emotions. Together with the authors, the illustrators become the real creators of children´s books. They have devoted their lives to make the world of children kinder, clearer, and richer.
This exhibition offers the visitor a wide range of approaches to the colourful world of children´s literature illustrated in this distinctiveEuropean style. Diversity is seen here in the varying artistic forms of the artists and the changes in style over thegenerations. Together, it is the best contribution of Czech artists to the lives of millions of children around the world, contributing greatly to a happy childhood, surely one of the finest times of life.
A good book is one of a child’s best guides through life. Books open eyes and ears, helping children perceive the beauty of life around them. Booksilluminatethe universal human values of friendship, love, faithfulness, loyalty and humility, while at the same time making a clear distinction from their undesirable opposites.
Enter the world of fantasy, beauty and children´s joy. It will be your guiding light to The Magic World of Czech Illustrators for Children Exhibition.
The Magic World's Kids' Corner
After enjoying the Magic World of Czech Illustrators for Children Exhibition, it's time for children and families to have some colouring fun with the Magic World Kid's Corner by Staedtler where you can also watch the most popular and renown Czech animated films.
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