Textilní tvorba Marie Fischerové-Kvěchové
TEXTILE WORKS OF MARIE FISCHEROVÁ-KVECHOVÁ
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Painter M. Fischerová-Kvechová (1892-1984), graduate of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1906-1913), draw inspiration mainly from folk art and children's world. Their reflection permeated all areas of her work. In her drawings, including illustrations, in paintings, as well as in textile works - in her fashion designs, in designs of 'suits' for puppets, in designs of printed textiles. From the middle of the 1910's she worked as a designer of fashions for children, ladies and also as designer of shoes for Prague cooperative 'Zádruha'. In this work she drew on her knowledge of patterns, colors, and decorations of folk costumes, gained through her explorational journeys in the Czech lands, to Slovakia and the Balkans. She made a great number of study drawings and high quality studies of costumes. In the year 1925 she was awarded a gold medal in the International exhibition of applied arts and industry in Paris for 'textile works'. In the 1920s and at the beginning of the 1930s she abandoned the creative transpositions of folk costumes. Instead, she promoted the 'style dress' concept. In other words, the envisioned the design of timeless quality, composed mainly on the basis of aesthetical and functional principles, supplemented by applied components of folk textiles (for example, embroidery). In the second half of the 1930s she designed more than thirty designs of 'peculiar' printed textiles for prestigious textile company Josef Sochor of Králuv Dvur. Four of these were realized. Through this work, the painter wrested an important role in the 'Czech peculiar' movement.
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