Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin: Czech Artists in Brittany 1850–1950

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Kinsky Palace Staroměstské náměstí 12, Praha 1

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150–350 CZK, Tickets available at venue

Brittany has always attracted artists and, thanks to the local Pont-Aven school, is known as a major center for modern art visited by many of the most progressive artists of their time. Artists of Czech origin, too, came regularly to Brittany; several even settled there temporarily.

The exhibition will provide details about the presence of Czech artists in Brittany in 1850–1950, and evaluate how they depicted its rough landscape or traditional motifs and the influence of the Pont-Aven school on their work and its unique character. Works by Czech artists (such as Jaroslav Čermák, Antonín Chitussi, Alfons Mucha, Josef Čapek, František Kupka, Jan Zrzavý, Alén Diviš, Toyen, Jan Křížek) will be presented comparatively alongside paintings by foreign artists, such as Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier, and Émil Bernard.

The exhibition was prepared by the National Gallery in Prague, in cooperation with the Musée départemental Breton, which will hold this display from June to September 2018; it will then move to the Kinský Palace in Prague.