Saturday, 12 May 2012

Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens in the National Gallery, Prague

Finding the Flemish Primitives in Prague was a surprise. The fantastic National Gallery palace on the Hradčany Square dates from the 16th century and was built in rococo architecture. The inside of the building is not so spectacular but it holds a permanent exhibition of paintings. Sometimes the light in the building and the focus on the paintings was not so good but still worth a visit. In this article I am showing some pictures of the building and also of paintings from Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens. 

Het aantreffen van de Vlaamse Primitieven in Praag was een verrassing. Het fantastische paleis van de Nationale Galerij op het Hradčanyplein dateert uit de 16de eeuw en werd gebouwd in de Rococo stijl. Het interieur van het gebouw is niet zo spectaculair maar het bevat een permanente collectie van meester schilderwerken. Soms is de belichting in het gebouw van mindere kwaliteit wat de werken niet altijd ten goede komt. In dit artikel tonen we wat foto’s van het paleis en schilderwerken van Rembrandt en Peter Paul Rubens.. 
 
National Gallery Prague


National Gallery Prague

National Gallery Prague

National Gallery Prague

National Gallery Prague

National Gallery Prague
Rembrandt – Bust of a man in an oriental costume (1635)

National Gallery Prague
Peter Paul Ruberns – Portrait of the Marchese Ambrogio Spinola (1627)

National Gallery Prague
Peter Paul Ruberns – The visitation (1632)

National Gallery Prague
Peter Paul Ruberns – St. Augustine (1636)


Previous Prague article: The Vystaviště fair buildings and the beautiful Lapidarium

Previous Museum article: Expo of painter Paul Mariën in the “Romaanse Poort”, Leuven

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11 comments:

  1. Painting can be more powerful than photography, in certain aspect.

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  2. you find these flemings everywhere!
    great reportage
    anni

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  3. I'm learning more about Flemish here through blogger then I ever did in school....I am just amazed at going behind the scenes and seeing other cultures come to life right here in a post! Thanks so much!!

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  4. Een mooie impressie.
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  5. Yes, you do not find such houses in old town in Prague. But For me the atmosphere is not necessarily only the clean and fresh painted house. Paining is covering the soul.
    Beautiful pictures from the National Gallery.

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  6. These artists seem to have had a very serious and severe form of painting. A bit frightening. Talented, to be sure though.

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  7. So beautiful details. I like pictures.
    Greetings, Carmen

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  8. dat zijn leuke verrassingen Filip. In ANtwerpen ben ik in het Rubens huis geweest. Groetjes en fijn weekend, Dietmut

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  9. Praag heeft verborgen schatten, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  10. Eine tolle Sehenswürdigkeit...du zeigst sehr schöne Details, eine interessante Fotoserie...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  11. The ceiling is exquisite and I fancy the rococo period!

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