The academic painter Stela Drozdová graduated from the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1954. She worked as a television costume designer practically throughout her professional career. She worked with several important directors and participated in the design of a long list of well-known and successful series, productions and television films. The spectrum of her designs spanned practically the entire history, from the design of Renaissance costumes to other eras such as Baroque, Rococo, Biedermeier and modern costume designs of the present. For a short time, she also taught costume design at private art academies.
Our current exhibition features work designed for and dedicated primarily to her two grandchildren. And because the grandchildren were still young children at the time the drawings on display were created, the main characters from fairy tales are the subject – fairies, witches, devils, princesses and princes and other fairy tale characters. To illustrate these drawings are supplemented by several costume designs for different historical periods.