Why take the class to a gallery?
The National Gallery Prague owns sizeable
permanent art collections from all over the world, ranging from the Gothic
style to contemporary art. The Gallery also hosts many exhibitions regarded as
exquisite throughout the Czech Republic.
The gallery is indeed an actual place to meet
art…and sometimes to even touch original artworks. Seeing a painting or a
statue up close is very different from seeing it in a book. The National
Gallery Prague houses thousands of artworks, which allow us to perceive and
open new contexts and relationships between works.
The gallery is a meeting space – ideal for a
dialogue. In the gallery, it is possible to divest yourself of the impression
that there is a single truth, as the wide spectrum of art offers various
perspectives on reality. Art dialogue teaches us to be open and to think in
context. Artwork interpretation is not dogmatic – art may be discussed
collectively. No one will judge you for your opinions in the gallery.
Every artist, every artwork has a story worth
examining. Discovering art and the various origins of artworks opens a path to
our imagination and fantasy. Art’s ability to reflect reality in a thousand
different ways provides inspiration and a starting point for one’s own creative
art experience. We think being close to art and works extending beyond our
existence, and experiencing creation first-hand makes us more creative in turn.
Our programmes bring artworks into real life
in reaction to current events and trends. They offer you the opportunity to find
out how artworks are created, try your hand at various techniques and methods,
and decipher artists’ original approaches. You will never be handed all the
information – you will be given the space to discover it individually. We learn
along with you – together.
The gallery is not the only place where you
can learn something about art; but you may learn much more there. We believe
that if you open yourself to art, art will change you. It may make you more
sensitive, warm-hearted, open, tolerant, and considerate.