Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin: Czech Artists in Bretagne
National Gallery in Prague – Kinský Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – palác Kinských), Staroměstské náměstí 12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
- Fri 16. 11. 2018 – Sun 17. 3. 2019
Brittany has always attracted artists and owing to the local Pont-Aven school, it became a major centre for modern art visited by many of the most progressive artists of the time. Artists of Czech origin, too, came regularly to Brittany; several even settled there temporarily.
The exhibition will provide details about the presence of Czech artists in Brittany in 1850–1950, and evaluate how they depicted its rough landscape or traditional motifs and the influence of the Pont-Aven school on their work or its unique character.
Works by Czech artists such as Antonín Chitussi, Alfons Mucha, Josef Čapek, František Kupka, Jan Zrzavý or Toyen will be presented and compared to paintings by foreign artists, such as Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier and Emil Bernard.