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8 Mar 2017 - 15 May 2017


We are happy to invite you to see unique collection of paintings created by children from Himalaya region. Every year since 1992, Czech artist Roman Kames has spent time out in the mountains of Ladakh (the western Himalayas) painting, exhibiting and organizing painting workshops for children.

Exhibition in Czech Centres Gallery shows more than hundred original paintings and also photos documentating their origin. Visitors have possibility to buy reproductions as a set of 32 postcards (painted by pupils from Lamdon school), or as a calendar (painted by children from Chauntra school).

Exhibition is organized in cooperation with Deutsche Tibethilfe (Hamburg).

ˇWith their passes at an altitude of 5,000 meters, and the play of shadows on the rock faces, the mountains themselves are like paintings when the sun strikes them with its ultraviolet rays, bringing out surprising chromatic harmonies of emerald greens, intense bright oranges, golden yellows and deep indigos. It is raining on the canvases of the Monsoon. The opaque surface of the paintings seems impassable, until the eye spots a breach. A bit of Ladakh earth mixed with tempera – Quicksands are traps for the adventurer and his footloose spirit. A blazing sun, the impression of a full or crescent moon in the clouds, the colors grow cold or hot in the extreme. Glaciers, Altitude Lakes, Depths – the titles tell us all.´


Roman Kames, born in Prague in 1952, came to Paris in 1973 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA). He divides his time between Paris and Ladakh.



Rytířská 31
110 00 Prague 1


From: 8 Mar 2017
To: 15 May 2017


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