Masterpieces of 19th-century Austrian and German painting

Date: 01.10.2012 - 02.03.2014
Place: Sternberg Palace

The exhibition of 19th-century German and Austrian painting will present major works by artists from these countries from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague. Close cultural cooperation had a fundamental impact on the art of this region, including Bohemia. Major Viennese figures such as F. H. Füger, a court portraitist, and J. Abel, a painter of historical and mythological scenes, will represent Classicism in the exhibition. Neoclassicism was influenced by the ascent of the powerful stream of landscape painting that was already being done in the style of romanticism. Works by major artists from several schools will show this style in its various forms - Viennese landscape painting represented by a canvas by J. Rebbel will take the viewer from the harsh north to coastal Italy, just like the painting by E. W. Pose, a representative of the Academy in Düsseldorf. Paintings by C. D. Friedrich and J. Ch. C. Dahl represent the Dresden school, and works by C. Rottmann, Ch. Morgenstern and J. G. Steffan the Munich school. Biedermeier, a style in art and ideology in the first half of the 19th century, affected culture with its frugal and non-histrionic matter-of-factness. Small genre works by C. Spitzweg with a humorous punch line became very popular in Bohemia. F. G. Waldmüller, whose portraits, genres and landscapes reveal him to be a sensitive observer of human life, was one of the most distinct figures in Viennese Biedermeier. Exemplary portraits by E. Engerth and E. Magnus represent portraiture of the second half of the 19th century.

Opening hours
Daily except Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Basic150 CZK
Reduced80 CZK
Family200 CZK
School groups20 CZK
Sternberg Palace, Hradčanské náměstí 15, Prague 1

Getting here
Tram 22 – Pražský hrad / Pohořelec
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