Due to the measures against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, all NGP exhibition spaces are closed until further notice and the public programs are cancelled. The Archive and the Library are also closed.
Leonardo da Vinci – An Inspiring Genius
Leonardo da Vinci was a grand master who never ceased to inspire the work of the following generations of artists. The Graphic Cabinet in Schwarzenberg Palace will present both images based on works by Leonardo and creations loosely inspired by him. Although the Cabinet is primarily devoted to the Old Masters, this time the display will also offer prints and drawings by 19th- and 20th-century artists. Visitors to the National Gallery will therefore have the opportunity to see drawings by Jan Zrzavý and Vilém Kandler. Other works on view will include prints by Albrecht Dürer and William Hogarth, and an engraving based on a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens. The highlight of the exhibition will be the etching Salvator Mundi by Wenceslaus Hollar, based on a painting by Leonardo that has recently resonated through all world media.
Curator: Dalibor Lešovský