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Art and Heritage in Central Europe

“Petr Brandl: The Story of a Bohemian” Exhibition at the National Museum in Prague

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

After over fifty years, this exhibition shows the work of the most important Baroque artist in Bohemia ⁠–⁠ Petr Brandl (1668 Prague – 1735 Kutná Hora). It presents his monumental altarpieces, which have been restored specially for the occasion, as well as his portraits and genre paintings of very interesting subject matter. Visitors will also see newly discovered works by Brandl for the very first time.
The exhibition is organized around two parallel narratives: the painter’s works and his life. Brandl was the highest-paid artist of his time, probably because of his very distinctive and original style of painting, in which we can trace certain parallels with Rembrandt. X-rays and macro-photographs of Brandl’s works complement the exhibition to give visitors a glimpse into the inner workings of his painting.

Curator: Andrea Steckerová

Exhibition is available at the Waldstein Riding School from 20. October 2023 to 11. February 2024

More information: https://www.ngprague.cz/en/event/3601/petr-brandl-the-story-of-a-bohemia

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