“Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Modern Sculpture”

The accompanying programme to the exhibition WILHELM LEHMBRUCK RETROSPECTIVE will include a lecture, held in Brno House of Arts by prof. Dr. Petr Wittlich, PhD, an exceptional personality of Czech and European art history. Petr Wittlich’s lecture will be a culmination of the accompanying programme to the exhibition which ends on Sunday 10 November 2013.

Petr Wittlich is a significant Czech art historian, professor at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Modern art has been the subject of his lifelong research interest, especially Czech Art Nouveau, Czech sculpture and works of the great personalities of Czech and world art.

The first major publication by Petr Wittlich, “Drawings by Jan Štursa”, was published in 1959. Sculpture became his lifelong theme – featured in publications “Czech Sculpture in the 20th Century” in 1978 and the monumental work “Czech Art Nouveau Sculpture” in 2000. Probably his best-known book is “Czech Art Nouveau” from 1982. Further titles include “Art and Life – Art Nouveau” from 1986 and “Prague Fin De Siècle” (English and French Edition) from 1992.

In 2012 Petr Wittlich received the Medal of Merit for the State in Art and Culture and the Ministry of Culture Award for his contribution in the field of art and the theoretical and pedagogical work in art history.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 6 p.m. in Brno House of Arts (after a guided tour of the exhibition).

Entrance fee is 100,- CZK, students and seniors 50,- CZK

A poster for the lecture can be downloaded here.