A Romantic View: 19th-century Dutch and Belgian painting from the Rademakers Collection
Curator: Kateřina Kuthanová
Exhibition coordinator: Martina Veverková
Exhibition production: Ivana Nováková
Educational programmes: Education Department of the Collection of
Venue: Salma Palace
Date: May 3, 2013 - September 1, 2013
The general public is increasingly interested not only in 19th-century art, but also Dutch art. The National Gallery in Prague is following up on the successful exhibitions Roeland Savery and Rembrandt & Co. with an exhibition of romantic Dutch and Belgian painters who, in their time, attracted the attention of exhibition hall viewers and art dealers and saw their artwork become the jewels of private collections of a newly formed social class. The exhibition A Romantic View is a unique occasion to see a compact collection of 70 paintings. It was launched in 2010 at Russia's Hermitage Museum and then travelled to major European institutions - the Leuven Museum in Belgium, the KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia, the Gementemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands, the Koekkoek Museum in Kleve, Germany, the Sinebrychoff Museum in Helsinki, Finland, and the National Museum in Riga, Lithuania. Now it can be seen in the Salma Palace in the National Gallery in Prague.
The art collection of Jef Rademakers is considered one of Europe's largest private collections of 19th-century Dutch and Belgian romantic painting. The exhibition will show 70 paintings, but the entire collection comprises more than 100 canvases dated 1806-1870.
There is a historical reason for the participation of two nations - in the early 19th century, both were part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The exhibition A Romantic View represents an artistic line of Belgian-Dutch painting, which entered European romanticism and quite knowingly followed its powerful historical painting tradition of the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection includes idyllic landscape painting, night and maritime scenes, portraits, still lifes and genre scenes typical of an emotional and lyrical perception of reality. The display introduces the names of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Andreas Schelfhout, David de Noter, Fredrik Marinus Kruseman, Jacob Abels, Basil de Loos, Petrus van Schendel and many others. The exhibition's name also characterizes Jef Rademakers' creative approach to life and collecting.
The exhibition is accompanied by an eponymous catalogue.
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Basic fee 100 CZK
Reduced fee 50 CZK
Family fee 150 CZK
School group 20 CZK
Press release of May 2, 2013
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