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To make it to Prague: Cranach, Rembrandt, Klimt, Mucha are all shades of the opening day.

For those who are ready for a magical journey through the world of picturesque Prague, the city presents many exciting and varied exhibitions: some come to an end, others will last until the end of 2015. Our attention is "here and now" - to the current opening days, and soon announcements of the nearest exhibitions of Kokoschka, Repin and the glorious workshop of Czech symbolists will follow. Prague this year - just a celebration of the arts!Five exhibitions of great masters are collected under the roof of the National Gallery of the Czech capital. Each of them represents world masterpieces worthy of separate attention. The first three of our review are presented in the Stenberg Palace at: Hradčanské nám. 15, and the last two - in the Fair Palace: Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7. Enjoy your walk!The girl from the eastFriedrich von Amerling

Mystical discoveries

Until March 29, an exhibition of Austrian and German art of the second half of the nineteenth century is presented - Part II. Among the paintings on display are portraits by one of the most authoritative artists of the 19th century, Friedrich von Amerling, allegorical compositions by Hans Makart, and realistic scenes by Wilhelm Leible.
The exhibition includes works by other famous artists of the heyday of German-Austrian painting, among them: Mihai Lib Munchac, Hans Canon, Franz von Lenbach, Adolf von Menzel, Gabriel von Max. Along with portraits and historical scenes at the exhibition you can get acquainted with paintings on the theme of the occult and spiritualism. Mystical plots were quite popular in the period of creative artists and deserve special attention.SeafoodHans Makart

The fashionable fascination with the occult in the second half of the nineteenth century was especially felt in Prague. All the prominent Austrian and German artists of that time came here for mystical inspiration.
Gabriel von Max "The Predictor in Trance"

The Legacy of Lucas Cranach the Elder

Until the sixth of June in the same Schtenberk Palace another exhibition was opened, just as unassigned as the previous one. After long restoration works, everyone can see a real Christian relic - a panel with a picture of Lucas Cranach. Blessing of the Infant Jesus, and the suffering of Christ (circa 1520). A total of 20 fragments of a brush by a German artist and his students are represented in the Prague Museum, some of them can be seen in the museum’s permanent exhibition, but most are hidden in the vaults of the palace.The exhibition "The Blessing of the Baby Jesus, and the suffering of Christ" is the first part of the upcoming large-scale project "Pictures of Lucas Cranach in the laboratory." Employees of the Prague Gallery are preparing this project in collaboration with museums from other countries. Exhibitions with works of Cranach are held with overwhelming success around the world: Paris, London, Frankfurt and Rome. Such a dizzying success pushed Prague restorers to organize a whole series of events dedicated to the German artist of the Renaissance.

Rembrandt and Company

In September last year, a significant event took place in Prague - the painting “The Scientist in the Study” by Rembrandt returned to Prague after a long restoration. On this occasion, the National Gallery presents a special project “After Rembrandt”. In addition to the central canvas of the great Flemish, the exhibition features paintings created by modern artists as a reflection of Rembrandt's works. The exhibition is open to all comers until January 31 of the current year.Scientist at the tableRembrandt Harmens van Rein, 1634, 141 × 135 cm Specially for the reconstruction of the painting “A Scientist in the Office” in 1634 an entire office and laboratory in Brussels was created, and the entire project was funded by America Merrill Lynch Bank. Such reverent attitude is explained by the fact that the exhibit is one of the most valuable in the National Gallery of Prague.

Disappeared canvas of Klimt

Until May 31, the Gustav Klimt exhibition "The Lady with Muffa" will be held in the Fair Palace of the Gallery. The canvas by an Austrian artist was last exhibited back in 1926 in Vienna, after which it was considered lost for many years. After the painting was found in a private collection, many museums wanted to hold an exhibition with the found canvas. Now this luck went to the National Gallery in Prague. This picture is exhibited with two other works by Klimt: “Innocence” and “Kammer Castle on Lake Atter”. Inspired by Asia, Klimt created many works, but it was “The Lady with the Clutch” that is considered special because of the color contrasts: the face, the clutch and the background.Lady with couplingGustav Klimt1916, 50 × 50 cm

Gift to Prague

The exhibition of large-scale canvases “Slavic Epic” (Arthiv already wrote a detailed review of this exhibition) by Alfons Mucha is presented in the same Fair Palace until January 31 of this year. Above the huge paintings (6 × 8 m), the Czech painter worked for 15 years. This monumental cycle was donated to the Czech people and the city of Prague, but the critics did not succeed for a long time. Today, the work of Alphonse Mucha is recognized and respected throughout the world.Realism and mysticism, religious subjects and Old Slavic motifs, rare canvases and found masterpieces - the National Gallery in Prague pleases art lovers with the diversity and scale of projects. The museum can be visited at: Czech Republic, Prague, Hradčanské nám. 15, 118 00.
The main picture of the article: Adolf von Menzel "In a beer in the air"