The representative exhibition of Baroque Art from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague will take you into the world of Baroque painting and sculpting. Selected works by Karel Škréta, Petr Brandl, Jan Kupecký, Matyáš Bernard Braun, and many others evoke the cultural environment of the monasteries of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Discounted ticket "Keys to the Castle" (New Generation Museum + guided tour + Baroque Gallery)
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What will you experience in the Baroque Gallery?
The collection consists of a selection of works of art of Central European origin (Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, but also Italian and Spanish imports). In addition to exhibits with a religious theme, which forms the focus of this exhibition, the authors Lenka Stolárová and Vít Vlnas selected paintings and sculptures characteristic of the Baroque monastery collections. The exhibition of Baroque Art from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague follows both the historical tradition of the monastery galleries and the local genius loci, which is primarily connected with Baroque monuments of European significance.
Work of significant authors
Karel Škréta, Michael Václav Halbax, Petr Brandl, and Jan Kupecký are among the great names of Baroque painting in Bohemia; the sculpture is represented, among others, by Matyáš Bernard Braun and the little-known, but no less capable Braun’s nephew Antonín; There are also exhibits from the workshops of Ferdinand Maximilian Brokof and Ignác František Platzer.
The exhibition Baroque Art from the Collections of the National Gallery in Prague was granted the auspices of the Czech Commission for UNESCO.