Our superb Decorative Art collection options a huge range of furnishings, ceramics, glass, metalwork, furnishing textiles and a paper archive with gadgets dated from round 1750 to the current day. The museum was built due to the Business and Trading Chamber, which as early as in 1875 opened a small, but permanent exposition of the hand-made production objects in at the moment’s Platýz at the avenue Národní třída; again then it was the household palace of the Porges of Portheim.
In 1995, the museum gained the so referred to as Karlštejn treasure – a collection of 387 treasured objects dated to the period of Charles IV, found during repairs at Karlštejn within the 1880s. Decorative painting was added to the cypress beams in the great corridor, whereas the beams are white washed in the dining room.
My artwork reflects what I have seen and love, hoping that others perceive my feeling of happiness, awe… Or sometimes simply being so impressed by a canyon, cave… that I would like to paint it, and see that I can recreate that feeling of being in there.
Through the Italian and Northern Renaissance eras, painting and sculpture took tended to be more critical than decorative – however see the Fontainebleau College in France – and it wasn’t actually until the Counter-Reformation Baroque era that ornamental art once more blossomed, in a variety of disciplines.
My work is steadily caught between nice and ornamental depending on the person looking at it. To quote one in all my revered art professors, it would not matter what you make, ultimately you are both a working artist or non-working artist.