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Exhibition November 22, 2019 − February 23, 2020

Vaclav Hollar and the art of drawing

Wenceslas Hollar (1607-1677) was mainly represented at exhibitions as a graphic artist, but to a lesser extent as a draftsman. The National Gallery in Prague published a monograph in 2017 with an exhaustive list of his drawings, which often represent the pinnacle of contemporary art in Europe.

Exhibition "Vaclav Hollar and the art of drawing"is the first one devoted almost exclusively to his drawings, their artistic quality and significance are enhanced by comparing the works of Hollar with his predecessors, contemporaries and followers such as Joris Hofnagel, Matteus Merian the Elder, Rembrandt van Rijn, Lambert Dumer or Francis Place and others.

The exhibition also features several prints and paintings by artists who were related to the work of Hollar. The National Gallery wants to show Hollar's roots and inspiration, as well as his unique quality and significance in the context of 17th-century European art.