Loading Events

Opening // Hynek Martinec: Voyage to Iceland in the Sternberg Palace

The National Gallery in Prague and Galerie Rudolfinum have the pleasure of inviting you to the opening ceremony of the exhibition HYNEK MARTINEC: VOYAGE TO ICELAND.

26 April 2018 at 6 pm, in the Sternberg Palace, Hradčanské náměstí 15, Praha 1

The series of paintings by Hynek Martinec illustrates the conceptually formulated puzzle based on a fictional story of an attempt in the first half of the 18th century, to build a Baroque cathedral in Island and decorate it with paintings. K. I. Dientzenhofer had not built the church there in the end, but the alleged series of pictures designed for Island is exhibited here. About thirty paintings and drawings are in fact related to many works of the collection of Baroque art of the National Gallery in Prague. In many respects, this artist‘ s re-interpretations and paraphrases result in a new reading of the original models, at the same time presenting a number of questions related to the positions of present-day painting and the role of the context.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery in Prague in cooperation with the Galerie Rudolfinum.