<h1>Wings of Glory</h1>

The goal of the exhibition was to point out the cultural parallels between France and Central European art from the last quarter of the 19th century through to the 1910s, highlighting the significant influence of the then-existing French center on the formation of culture in the Czech milieu. Creative impulses, parallels and contacts of the Czech artistic scene connected with France were presented in the form of direct confrontation of contemporary works from the most significant French and Czech collections. The central and key figure of the entire exhibition was Vojtěch Hynais, who lived and worked in Paris for many years, becoming a natural bridge betwen the prominent personalities of the Parisian artistic world and the Prague scene. The main theme of the exhibition was French and Czech academic figurative painting.

Parts of the exhibition

Portrait – Nature, Country, Work – Life in the City – Spring, Hope, Poetry – Time of Ideas and Ideals – Views into the Galleries and Studios – Dux femina facti – Genre Painting – Historical Motifs – Documentation, Preparatory Works, Posters – Dream, Insanity, Finis

Artists

Louise Abbéma, Paul Baudry, Auguste de la Brély, Eugene Boudin, Jules Breton, Georges Callot, Joseph Caraud, Thomas Couture, Jules-Elie Delaunay, Charles Paul Etienne Desavary, Ernest Duez, Julien Dupré, Jean-Louis Forain, Henri Gervex, Jean-Léon Gérome, Jean-Paul Laurens, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, Paul Legrand, Léon-Auguste Lhermitte, Evariste Luminais, Luc-Olivier Merson, Ernest Meissonier, Jean-Francois Millet, Claude Monet, Aimé-Nicolas Morot, Jules-Jean-Antoine Lecomte du Nouy, Virgilio Narcisso Diaz de la Peňa, Paul-Francois Quinsac, Jean-Francois Raffaelli, Alfred Philippe Roll, Auguste Renoir, Albert Le Roy, Alfred Stevens, Eugene Thirion, James Tissot, Auguste Toulmouche, Václav Brožík, Vojtěch Bartoněk, Viktor Barvitius, František Bílek, Zdenka Braunerová, Jaroslav Čermák, Jan Dědina, František Dvořák (recte Brunner), Václav Hradeský, Vojtěch Hynais, Eduard Charlemont, Antonín Chittussi, Václav Jansa, Karel Javůrek, Alois Kalvoda, Ludvík Kuba, František Kupka, Otakar Lebeda, Lev Lerch, Adolf Liebscher, Josef Mandl, Luděk Marold, Karel Vítězslav Mašek, Alfons Mucha, Josef Navrátil, Jakub Obrovský, Jaroslav Panuška, Soběslav H. Pinkas, Jan Preisler, Vojtěch Preissig, Max Pirner, Karel Purkyně, Karel Rašek, Oskar Rex, Jakub Schikaneder, Julius Schmid, Antonín Slavíček, Václav Sochor, Emanuel Staněk, Stanislav Sucharda, Karel Špillar, Jan Štursa, František Urban, Eduard Veith, František Ženíšek

Curator: Marie Mžyková

Every day except Mo & Thu 10.00-18.00

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FREE

Thursday 10.00-20.00

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Alšovo nábřeží 12
110 00 Prague 1

Monday Closed

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