Baroque Exhibition At the Schwarzenberk Palace

7-8 2007 Kultura English
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The Schwarzenberk Palace, located on Hradcanske namesti in Prague, will be again opened to the public in the spring of 2008. And it will present a new exhibition of the National Gallery entitled "Baroque in the Czech Lands."

This most beautiful palace has a long history. It was built in the years 1545- 1567 by Agostino de Galli for Jan of Lobkovic the Younger. It had several owners through the centuries and was finally acquired by the Schwarzenberks. Since 1910 the palace housed several exhibitions and in 2002 it became a part of the National Gallery.

The exhibition "Baroque in the Czech Lands" will open on March 20, 2008 in the renovated halls of the palace. It will include three floors of 160 plastics and 260 examples of late renaissance and baroque paintings created between the 16th to the 18th centuries in the countries of the Czech Crown. There will be paintings of M .B .Braun and sculptures of F. M. Brokof. Some of the most valuable works will be brought here from the church of St. George. There will be works created during the reign of Rudolf II. followed by works produced later - until the end of the 18th century. You will also be able to view pictures by H. von Aachen, B. Spranger, H. Savery, M. Willmann, J. K. Liska, V.V.Reiner, A. Kern, J.P.Molitor, M. Grund; also works by K. Skreta and P. Brandl.

In a separate exhibit the visitor may see for the first time some portraits of P. Brandl and J. Kupecky. The accompanying sculptures include works made of bronze, ivory, marble and alabaster. There will also be small woodcarvings by I. F. Platzer, J. A. Quitainer, and P. Prachner in adjoining show cases. It will be a wonderful exhibition and it is hoped that it will satisfy all art lovers.

Transl. by Marie Dolanska

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