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Exhibition March 6 − November 23, 2020

Dreams in dreams: Edgar Alan Poe and artists of Czech lands

National Gallery, Prague holds an exhibition"Dreams in dreams: Edgar Alan Poe and artists of the Czech lands".

The exposition presents the works of artists of the XIX-XXI centuries: Joseph Bolf, Adolf Born, Alain Divish, Teresa Eisnerova, Yakub Gaidoshik, Matush Gasha, Jan Hisek, Kryshtof Goshek, Yakub Yanovsky, Bogumil Kafka, Krishtof Kinter, Frantisek Koblihauba Kuka, Kolka Jakob (Coubine), Frantisek Kupka, Martin Mulach, Karel Nepras, Yaroslav Panushka, Jiří Proschoda, Jaroslav Rona, Pavel Ruth, Jakub Schikaneder, Vladimir Silovskiy, Karel Soucek, Hugo Steiner-Prague, Richard Shulbal Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yulk, Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkütz Shtültz Richard Shtülk Ютильююльльльльк Ш Ш Ш Ш Ш Ш Ш Шt Шt Шt Шt Шкt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шtкtкtкtcült к Шt Шt Шкt Шt Шt Шкt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шtt Ш Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шt Шtль Шtt Ш Ш Шtt Ш Ш Шtk Шu Ш Steelhul Shkul, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkults Shekul, Richard Shtilkub Yuk, Richard Shtilkults Shek, Frantisek Storm, Jan Schwankmeier, Mark Ter, Frantisek Tihi, Josef Wahal, Marketa Varadiova, Jan Vitiska, Marta Vitiska.


The exhibition is dedicated to the reflection of the work of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) in art and the phenomena of horror and fear in general. Po's works continue to attract readers, his stories and poems inspire not only writers, but also artists, directors and musicians. Artists showed considerable interest in the literary work of Poe only after the untimely death of the writer. This was mainly thanks to the poet Charles Baudelaire, who translated the works of Poe into French. Already in the second half of the 19th century, prominent artists such asEdouard Manet,Odilon RedonJames Ensor andGustave Dorecreated wonderful works of art inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

The purpose of the exhibition is to demonstrate the close connection that may arise between the work of representatives of contemporary art and the authors of the 19th century.

Based on site materialsNational Gallery in Prague.