September 11, 2011, 11:00 AM
Jiří Grossmann, Czech artist, illustrator, and art conservator, presents a collection of paintings called, “From the New World,” at the Embassy of the Czech Republic from September 9-30.
Grossmann’s exhibition From the New World was inspired by Dvořák’s ingenious works: New World Symphony and Te Deum, which rose from Dvořák’s perception of America and his deep Christian faith. Influenced by these sounds, Grossmann’s creations reflect intimate experiences between the soul and the spiritual world and are a vivid record of scenery from the artist’s own life. Most blatantly, they demonstrate Grossmann’s pure artistic modesty and inner impulse, a contrast from the artist’s restoration work of famous masterpieces such as the The Overthrow of Titans by Václav Vavřinec Reiner (1717) located in the Czernin Palace, the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and the mural of the presbytery in the Church of Judy and Simon in Lipov u Sluknova. During the exhibition, viewers can walk around the gallery and absorb the energy that Jiří Grossmann passes on through his paintings.
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Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC
Admission is Free.
The exhibition will be on view Monday through Thursday (10 am–4 pm) and Friday (10–2 pm). Please call 202/274-9105 to schedule an appointment.