Czech landscape paintings / from the collections of the Kooperativa insurance company
from 20 May 2018 to 7 October 2018 / from 9:00 to 18:00
castle riding school, hluboká nad vltavou 144

This representative selection of works gathered in the corporate collection of the Kooperativa Insurer will offer an insight into the richly varied art of Czech landscape painting - from the late Baroque traditions of the early 18th century to the 1940s.  Intense evolution of the genre experienced in the approximately hundred years required that the exhibition be sectioned into several periods: romanticism, realism, impressionism, cubism, fauvism and expressionism. Painters such as Julius Mařák, Antonín Chittussi, Antonín Slavíček, František Kaván, Otakar Nejedlý, Václav Špála and a good many of others represent here the superior artistic quality of Czech schools of landscape painting as an important, autonomous and very specific expression of European legacy of visual arts and cultural values generally.  Wider art-loving public will thus be given, after some time, a chance of appreciating the private collection of these outstanding  artworks arranged at one of the most impressive exhibitions spaces  in the Czech Republic.

Ivan Exner and Michael Zachař, exhibition authors & curators

This exhibition will take the visitor through a treasuretrove of our landscape paitings and will trace their development from the late Baroque traditions observed early in the 19th century to the contemporary tendencies encountered at the turn of this century. The installation will introduce the high-quality schools of Czech landscape paiting not only as autonomous and formally specific expressions of European cultural heritage but also as cultural values generally.