Hynek Martinec: Voyage to Iceland

27 April 2018 - 26 August 2018

Hynek Martinec: Voyage to Iceland / Hynek Martinec: Cesta na Island

Place Prague, Sternberg Palace, Hradčanské nám. 15, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer National Gallery in Prague
More info http://www.ngprague.cz

This series of paintings by Hynek Martinec illustrates the conceptually formulated puzzle based on a fictional story of an attempt in the first half of the 18th century, to build a Baroque cathedral in Island and decorate it with paintings. K. I. Dientzenhofer had not built the church there in the end, but the alleged series of pictures designed for Iceland is exhibited here. About thirty paintings and drawings are in fact related to many works of the collection of Baroque art of the National Gallery in Prague. In many respects, this artist‘ s re-interpretations and paraphrases result in a new reading of the original models, at the same time presenting a number of questions related to the positions of present-day painting and the role of the context.
Curators: Otto M. Urban, Petr Nedoma
The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery in Prague in cooperation with Galerie Rudolfinum.