Wenceslaus Hollar and the Art of Drawing

22 November 2019 - 23 February 2020

Wenceslaus Hollar and the Art of Drawing / Václav Hollar a umění kresby

Place Prague, Palác Kinských / Kinsky Palace, Staroměstské náměstí 12, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer National Gallery Prague
More info http://www.ngprague.cz

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 Prague – 1677 London) has mainly been presented at exhibitions and in books as a graphic artist, but less as a draughtsman. The National Gallery Prague published a monograph in 2017 with a comprehensive list of his drawings, which often represent an apex of the contemporary art of drawing in Europe. This exhibition is the first to focus almost exclusively on his drawings, their artistic quality and significance enhanced by the comparison of Hollar’s artworks with those by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers, such as Joris Hoefnagel, Matthäus Merian the Elder, Rembrandt van Rijn, Lambert Doomer or Francis Placeand others.