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The heroine of the week: Adriena Šimotová

The Czech Centres, in cooperation with Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen and Radio Prague International, present important women of the Czech history and the present. Every week we bring you one portrait of a heroine. The heroine of this week is painer, draftswoman and graphic artist Adriena Šimotová.

Adriena Šimotová

Painter, draftswoman and graphic artist Adriena Šimotová developed a unique art technique consisting of squeezing, perforating and layering paper. In her non-figurative art she was inspired mainly by the inner life of man. Her works are shown in galleries and museums around the world. In 1991 she was awarded the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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About the project

An illustrated mosaic of the stories of prominent Czech women - rulers, politicians, artists, scientists, and athletes – who left an important mark on history and the present day in the Czech lands and internationally. The project is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s suffrage in Czechoslovakia in 1920 and the 200th birthday of author Božena Němcová. It offers portraits of fifty distinguished female personalities as seen through the eyes of the contemporary wave of young illustrators, students of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia under the guidance of their mentor and teacher Renáta Fučíková. The profiles of the selected hereoines were written by the historian Lenka Křížová and the writer Kateřina Tučková. The exhibition project will be complemented by a book of the same name, which is going to be published in autumn 2020.



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