In the upcoming season, Collegium 1704 continues the project “Discover Czech Illustrators”. In the brochure, in concert programmes, on posters and online banners, we will be encountering the works of an artist whose name is mostly connected to theatre productions: Matěj Forman. Collegium 1704 is happy to introduce him also as an illustrator who is able to capture the fragility, poetry, and fullness of life.

The project which joins baroque music and contemporary visual arts was launched in Season 2020/21 by collaboration with outstanding illustrator and designer Michal Bačák. The first visuals featured one of his most famous illustrations, Pheasant at Stromovka, and the collaboration continued in Season 2021/22 by pieces created especially for Collegium 1704: Dahliosauri, Apollo and Daphne (presented during Designblok in Prague), and Orpheus. The Spring part of the season was accompanied by Bačák’s flower illustrations.