1850–1900: Czech Modern Art Provided by Goout


Trade Fair Palace Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7

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80–150 CZK, Tickets available at venue


The attractive story of Czech modern art begins within the entirety and developmental context by pointing to its origin from the mid-19th century. Presented are works by Josef Mánes, Josef Navrátil, Karel Purkyně, whose works had heralded the tasks that other generation of artistists were dealing with, authors from National Theatre generation, representing the idea of ​​patriotism (Mikoláš Aleš, František Ženíšek, Josef Václav Myslbek, Václav Hynais, Jakub Schikaneder ad.), the authors of Art Nouveau and symbolist vision (Alfons Mucha, Maxmilián Pirner, František Bilek ad.). Founders of Czech modern art are represented by the name Anthonín Slavíček, Antonín Hudeček, Jan Preisler, Max Švabinský ad. One of the most important part of the permanent exhibition is the presentation of a large set of works by František Kupka, capturing his peculiar way from symbolism to abstraction, that gave new meaning to forms. This is the most comprehensive collection of Kupka’s works in the world. At the gallery and at the respirium there is an exhibition of architecture and applied arts from 19th century.