The story of Czech Cubist architecture, the most interesting offshoot of the popular art style best known for Pablo Picasso´s paintings into the field of architecture, is on display at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery. An exhibition of this unique trend, which was born in Czech capital Prague a century ago, is jointly organized by theCzech Embassy in Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in cooperation with the Jaroslav Frágner Gallery in Prague and the Ministry of Culture of theCzech Republic.
Cubism is popularly known as one of the exciting new artistic styles of the 20th century, merited to Picasso in France, but spread shortly to countries including Bohemia and Moravia. Soon after its beginnings as an artistic style, Cubism gained ground in architecture and design as well, because of Czech architect Pavel Janák, who formulated the theoretical basis of so-called Architectural Cubism. He and a few others designed buildings and interiors, furniture and craft objects in this style in the 1910s and 1920s. Though short-lived, it made a real important mark in the history of European architecture.