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“Et in Arcadia Ego: Leaving This World in the Works of (Not Only) Famous Artists” Exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

The Graphic Arts Cabinet exhibition, whose name is derived from the Eclogues of Virgil, explores a subject that is frequently avoided out of fear but remains an integral aspect of every individual’s existence. Death and the rituals associated with it have been the subject of many works of art since time immemorial. The Graphic Arts Cabinet of the National Gallery in Prague presents artworks from the 16th to the 18th century, depicting the fear and pain associated with the final moments of human life, or conversely, showcasing the artist’s equanimity and humour.

Graphic Arts Cabinet at Schwarzenberg Palace, from 18 July to 29 October 2023.
Curator: Dalibor Lešovský

More information: https://www.ngprague.cz/en/event/3709/et-in-arcadia-ego-odchazeni-z-tohoto-sveta-v-dilech-nejen-slavnych-umelcu

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