2014

Pavla Machalíková - Petr Tomášek, Josef Führich (1800–1876). Z Chrastavy do Vídně / Joseph Führich (1800-1876). Von Kratzau nach Wien, Praha 2014.

Place Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer National Gallery in Prague in cooperation with Regional Gallery Liberec
More info http://www.ngprague.cz/en/exposition-detail/joseph-f-hrich-1800-1876-from-chrastava-to-vienna/

Führich was born in Bohemia, but from the 1830s he worked in Vienna where his career culminated in the post of a professor of the Viennese Academy. Arranged in several parts, the exhibition will show the gradual transformation of his oeuvre from his youth spent in Northern Bohemia, to his activities in the Romantic circles in Prague and his stay in the milieu of the Nazarenes in Rome, to his return to Bohemia. It will also suggest the development of his most significant period, in which he was active in Vienna after 1834. This is also the first time that Führich’s production is represented in the context of 19th-century Czech painting and a new evaluation is proposed (regionalism and links to his native territory, religious painting and Nazarenism, the new religiousness, renewal of the monumental painting, radical Romanticism, graphic cycles and their relationship to literature, reproduction media and the spread of artworks and models).