Jiří Votruba

Mozart in Prague

Jiří Votruba is an artist from the Czech-Republic who works primarily with strong, flat graphics and primary colors. The illustration depicts the great composer Mozart, or at least his feet and legs, standing over the city skyline of Prague. Votruba's illustrations are popular in use with literature for children and often include imagery of classical composers and historical Prague, as seen here (votruba.cz). The artist is otherwise very interested in the attractivity of consumer society, likely owing to the colors and pop art-esque style that characterizes his work.