Karel Myslbek: The Silent Drama of Human Poverty

The painter Karel Myslbek (1874⁠–⁠1915) was a sensitive observer of ordinary people, portraying them in difficult life situations. He was also interested in the world of the circus and of the theatre as a reflection of the challenges of human existence. The drawings and prints in which he developed the motifs for subsequent paintings present some of his themes ⁠–⁠ from depicting old men and beggars to motifs of clowns and Pierrot figures.

Curator: Petra Kolářová
Graphic Cabinet, 4th Floor


PhDr. Petra Kolářová, PhD.
Curator of the Collection of Prints and Drawings