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Art and Heritage in Central Europe

“Watercolour between Prague and Vienna” Exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

Watercolour, a technique using water-soluble paints on paper that falls somewhere in between drawing and painting, has a long tradition in the history of fine arts. It had its greatest growth in the 19th century when its universality influenced most fine arts forms. Watercolour is distinguished by lightness, mastery, and virtuosity because by definition it affords a minimum of possibilities for hesitation and correction.
The exhibition shall not only demonstrate the artistic exchange between Vienna and Prague at the time they were included in a single state, but also the high quality of Czech watercolour artists as well as the impulses they brought into Central European visual culture. A large part of the artefacts is little known or will be displayed for the very first time. The exhibition is not limited just to the Biedermeier, which is most frequently associated with watercolour, but it also covers the importance and use of watercolour up to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Exhibition concept: Petr Šámal, Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
Exhibition curator: Petra Kolářová, NGP

Trade Fair Palace, National Gallery in Prague – from September 22, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

Read more: https://www.ngprague.cz/en/event/3600/watercolour-between-prague-and-vienna


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