Antropark was created as part of the website of the Academy of Sciences in Brno in 2005.

Translated by Vít Lang and Tereza Štréglová

© Update Antropark 2014, Autor and Illustrations © Libor Balák

Contact - Libor Balák:

The lord of the world (the first pictorial reconstructional project of Antropark, 1998)


Antropark Home Page


About the author


Image reconstructions presented on these web sites are created by artist  Libor Balák

Libor Balák is a painter, student of a world famous artist Zdeněk Burian. Like his teacher, he primarily illustrated books. Later, he participated on creating well-known computer games Vietcong 1 and 2. He also made portraits, free paintings (sci-fi, fantasy, living nature, elements, space, acts, etc.), package design and posters (graphics, paintings). In  recent years, he only creates prehistorical reconstructions for museums or other interested persons or deals with the basic research.

He pays great attention to the ancient civilization of the Gravettian - a period dating back to 30 to 20,000 years. That's because this culture has left behind well-documented burials, many statuettes, and a great number of artefacts, especially in Moravia, where the artist lives. Initially he only depicted other researchers’ ideas, and later he started himself to process information which could be detected from some artefacts. To clarify the appearance and behaviour of ancient people, he researches into a number of disciplines, searching covert, but essential information. He is greatly innovative in this work. As there are no permanent research institutes in the world combining artistic and professional reconstruction, Libor Balák’s work is pioneering in many respects. His artistic style, which is convincing, as well as romantic and emotional, is a great advantage to his artwork. There is a considerable demand for his works around the world. His paintings of the Sungir burials are best known. In his work he cooperates with many experts.

His reconstructions are now displayed in many museums around the world. He is a promoter of professional and precise reconstruction of prehistoric times and author of the rules of procedure during reconstructions for universities and museums and for those, who wants to gain some knowledge in this field. He also teaches this discipline at universities. He brought the modern reconstructional paleoethnology into life. He is a long-time collaborator of many experts from universities and research institutions (for example Moravian museum in Brno, the Masaryk University Faculty of Arts in Brno, the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Brno, the Technical museum in Brno and others.) He is open to other possibilities of co-operation in promoting of critical examination and  assessment of old cultures and their presentations.

Currently we are looking for the most efficient and flexible way to provide the operation of Antropark, which means handling the technical materials and securing the creation of new paintings. We are open to all new ideas and help from museums, universities, research institutes, federations and associations or private persons.

Please accept our invitation to the author's personal website, where you can find other works by brush and pen







Monthly reports on the activities of the Antropark

(only in Czech version - use online translator)







Steps towards the institutionalization of the field reconstruction paleoetnologie

(only in Czech version - use online translator)




The lord of the world (the first pictorial reconstructional project of Antropark, 1998)


Antropark Home Page


Kontakt - Libor Balák: 

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