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Getting to the art of the matter

Exhibition Cafe Nonsens features humorous drawings and lithographs, many inspired by the theme of cafes, one of Jiři Sliva’s favourite subjects.
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — An exhibition featuring the work of Czech graphic artist Jiři Sliva will open to public from 3pm on March 26 at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum.

Entitled Cafe Nonsens, the exhibition features humorous drawings and lithographs with many inspired by the theme of cafes, one of Sliva’s favourite subjects. His work also features famous people, including novelist and short story writer Franz Kafka and Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud.

Music, particularly jazz, is also the main major theme as Silva himself is an active musician.

His style is distinctive and unique. The drawings are very detailed and accurate, using simple, expressive lines to tell a complete story with a few gestures. Jiři Sliva’s work displays the best of the Czech art of cartoons and book illustrations.

Taking place during a cultural festival to celebrate the 135th birthday of Franz Kafka in Ha Noi, the Cafe Nonsens exhibition will be a highlight on the sidelines that Kafka’s fans and art lovers should not miss.

Cafe Nonsens will run until March 30. Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. — VNS

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