Solitude and spectacles depicted on a new Czech art stamp

October 30th, 2014 got to know a theme of the next Czech art stamp. This item depict one of the most famous works of Jaromir Funke. It is the picture "Solitude and Spectacles" is considered to be a rea masterpiece. The issue is to be released and put into circulation on the 5th of November.

Jaromír Funke was born on 1 August 1896 in Skuteč and died on 22 March 1945 in Prague. He was one of the most important Czech photographers of the first half of the 20th century and one of the world's major pioneers of avant-garde photography. Together with Josef Sudek and Jaroslav Rössler, he was a member of the Czechoslovak modernist movement of photography between the world wars.

In 1924, together with Josef Sudek and Adolf Schneeberger, he founded the Czech Photographic Society, which aimed at using purely photographic processes, breaking free from the influence of graphics. The photographic events of his time were influenced not only by his work, but also by his extensive theoretical, critical, organizational, editorial and especially pedagogical activities.

Although Funke was enchanted by modern architecture, he did not shy away from photographing older monuments. At the request of the Municipality of Cologne, a series of photographs of the St. Bartholomew Cathedral originated, first issued in 1943. It contained at least 56 shots of the church and included both overall views of the church, as well as views of the interior and details of the interior decoration and furniture. He died a few months before the end of the Second World War as its indirect victim.