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Portmoneum – Josef Váchal Museum

For visitors who like the work of Josef Váchal or would like to get to know it, we recommend a visit to the Portmoneum – Josef Váchal museum. You can find it at No. 75, T. Novákové street. Its history begins back in 1920 when office clerk, private printer and art lover, Josef Portman invited his friend, painter, graphic artist, writer and mystic Josef Váchal to his home in Litomyšl. Portman asked Váchal to decorate the ceiling and walls of two rooms of his home. A visit to Portmoneum, which was opened by the Paseka publishing house in 1993, is something you are sure to remember. Here you can marvel at the extravagantly painted walls and the original furniture where, at first glance, you will notice an incongruous juxtaposition of devils, goblins and ghosts alongside classic Christian motifs or links to Hinduism and other oriental teachings. Everything derives its logic from Váchal’s view of life.

You can find further information on the official Portmoneum website.


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