The Mythological Misalliances of Max Pirner

Date: 05.09.2017 - 30.11.2017
Place: Trade Fair Palace

The Graphic Cabinet will present a cycle of pastels by one of the most original artists active in the Czech lands in the last third of the 19th century. Pirner in his Mythological Misalliances fuses various influences – the sensuality and eroticism of Mánes, the fairy-tale romanticism of Moritz von Schwind and the decorativism of Hans Makart. The individual paintings of the cycle illustrate the emotional intersections between various fantastic and mythological creatures, and their expression oscillates along the line between naturalism and decadence. The selection from the 12-part cycle is accompanied by varied comparative material, encompassing not only other drawings by Pirner himself, but also works on related subjects by the artistʼs predecessors and contemporaries, such as Josef Mánes, Beneš Knüpfer and Max Švabinský.

Curated by: Markéta Dlábková

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

Basic250 CZK
Reduced150 CZK
free admission for children, young people aged under 18 and students under 26 free.
Trade Fair Palace
Dukelských hrdinů 47
Prague 7

Getting here
Metro C – Vltavská
Tram 6, 17 – Veletržní palác
Tram 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 17, 25, 26 – Strossmayerovo náměstí
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General partner

Komerční banka


Kooperativa ŠKODA Auto The Pudil Family Foundation

Supported by

Hlavní město Praha Ministerstvo kultury České republiky Společné století Evropský rok kulturního dědictví

General media partner

Česká televize

Thanks all partners for support...