The Kinsky Palace was built in the mid 18th century and is the principal home for the National Gallery in Prague. Many of the fine paintings that are owned by the National Gallery are exhibited in various galleries in Prague including the fine Kinsky Palace with its Rococo facade. One of the principal treasures within the palace is a collection of fine prints and drawings and the collection is called the ‘Prints and Drawings Collection’. Choose a holiday apartment in Stare Mesto to be in easy reach of the National gallery in Prague.
Other treasures within Kinsky Palace include a permanent exhibition of landscape paintings produced by a variety of Czech artists from the 17th to the 20th century. Karel Skréta is a Czech artist who went to Holland to study under the Dutch masters and returned in 1638 to paint works for various churches in Prague. Some of his finest works are exhibited in the Kinsky Palace.
Other painters who are represented in the gallery include Jan Jakub and Frantisek Antonín.
Max Haushofer was a German painter who was born in the early years of the 19th century and painted magnificent landscapes depicting lakes and mountains. He became professor of landscape painting in 1845 at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts and remained until 1866. During his years as professor he continued to paint and some of his works are on permanent display in the Kinsky Palace.
Other artists also exhibited in the Kinsky Palace include Antonín Chittussi, Pravoslav Kotík, and Bedrich Piskac who was born in 1898. From 1917 until 1924 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and was a member of the Society of Fine Artists Manes between 1923 and 1929, which was the year of his death at the age of 31.
Contemporary artists exhibited in the Kinsky Palace include Stanislav Kolíbal, who is a painter and sculptor, and Milos Sejn who was born in 1947 and is renowned for his mixed-media art conceptions.
Of course, the real treasure is the Kinsky Palace itself, with it wonderful white and pink stucco façade and statues created by Ignaz Franz Platzer.
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