The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the exhibition opening: In Celebration of a Czech Master, featuring the work of Vojen Wilhelm Cech, better known as Colini, on June 4, 2015, at 6 pm.
Vojen Wilhelm Cech - Colini (1927-2010) was drawn to the unique and imaginative qualities of surrealists. As a young man, Colini made monthly visits to Prague and dreamed of becoming a master painter. He became fascinated with Italian art of the Renaissance period and made his decision to paint only in egg tempera. He began to find ways to expand on the ideas of surrealists by incorporating techniques, iconic places, and characters of the Renaissance into his modern works. Inspired by Renaissance artists who adopted the names of their home towns, Colini chose to follow this tradition. A native of Kolin, he signed his paintings as “Colini,” the name by which he eventually became internationally known.
“His images are from another time, another place. His is a magical world, its landscape strange,
haunting and always enigmatic.” ~Malcolm Preston, art critic, Newsday
Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008