Plocek, Vilém: Village Scene – SOLD


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Artist: Vilém Plocek, Czech, (1905-2000)

Title and date: Village Scene, 1950s

Size of picture: 27 x 32 cm

Description: a watercolour on paper in Plocek’s distinctive style and including one of his favourite motifs, the village, framed.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist description:

Vilém Plocek studied at the Central School of Housing Industry in Prague’s Zizkov and privately with the painters Jan Benda and Frantisek Tichy. From 1930, he was a member of the association Purkyne and from 1941 he was a member of the Manes.

Early cubist paintings gave way to still life and views of the skyline. From 1945, he began to create a poetic vision of the countryside which prevailed throughout the 1950s. He painted simple motifs from the banks of the Elbe, which was his birthplace, and frequent subjects were brickworks, streets, ferries, boats and sunken ships, fish, old willow and fishermen. He worked mostly in the combined techniques of ink, watercolour and pastel combining softness, fineness and sharpness of illustration. Besides painting, he also produced book illustrations.