The special work of Vlastimil Beneš cannot always be easily classified into the main currents of 20th century fine art. His paintings, which the offered work perfectly represents, are filled with unique poetry, calmness, silence and melancholy. He was devoted to civilian topics, progress, technology and civilization. A separate category is his portrait work, which manifests itself in special subtlety and silent poetics. Women with a dreamy or melancholic expression hide their inner worlds, and Vlastimil Beneš leaves their stories only guessed.