Štěpán Zavřel: Journey to the Stars
Exhibition with a program for children complements the 3+ Gallery's long-term exhibition project Collection of Illustrations for Children
The playful exhibition entitled Journey to the Stars presents, for the first time in the Czech Republic, the work of the world-famous and internationally acclaimed illustrator Štěpán Zavrel.
Take a journey through magical landscapes to find the star of Bethlehem and be drawn into stories full of miracles dating back more than a thousand years. Be enchanted by the magic of the Garden of Eden, build the mythical Tower of Babel, and peer into a picturesque world where kings wander the desert and shepherds watch the night sky and await the birth of the baby Jesus.
Štěpán Zavřel (1932–1999), illustrator, pupil of Jiří Trnka. In 1958, he emigrated to Italy, studied in Rome and Munich. He settled near the northern Italian town of Sarmede. Author of books and illustrations for kids, he greatly influenced Italian modern illustration for children. Art director of Bohem Press and the Richard Williams cartoon studio in the UK. His legacy is preserved in two museums – the Museo Štěpán Zavřel in Sarmede and the Museo Artistico Štěpán Zavřel at the Brazza Castle near Udine.