Brittany has always attracted artists and owing to the local Pont-Aven school, it became a major centre for modern art visited by many of the most progressive artists of the time. Artists of Czech origin, too, came regularly toBrittany; several even settled there temporarily.
The exhibition will provide details about the presence of Czech artists inBrittanyin 1850–1950, and evaluate how they depicted its rough landscape or traditional motifs and the influence of the Pont-Aven school on their work or its unique character.
Works by Czech artists (such as Jaroslav Čermák, Antonín Chitussi, Alfons Mucha, Josef Čapek, František Kupka, Jan Zrzavý, Alén Diviš, Toyen, Jan Křížek) will be presented and compared to paintings by foreign artists, such as Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier and Emil Bernard.
The exhibition was prepared by the National Gallery inPraguein cooperation with the Musée départemental breton, which will hold this display from June to September 2018; it will then move to theKinskýPalaceinPrague.