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Prague, Aug 12 (CTK) – The National Gallery (NG) in Prague will put on display the work by French painter Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) face to face the art of his contemporaries, friends and followers in September, NG spokeswoman Tereza Jezkova has told CTK.
The exhibition will also show the paintings from across the world, such as those by Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Emil Filla, Josef Capek, Paul Cezanne, Max Ernst, Toyen and Josef Sima, Jezkova said, adding that it would be the first ever exhibition of Rousseau (“Le Douanier”) in the Czech Republic.
The exhibition, to be held in the Kinsky Palace at Prague’s Old Town Square, will be called Douanier Rousseau, Painter’s Lost Paradise.
The visitors will be able to see many of Rousseau’s paintings, from exotic scenes in a jungle, women’s portraits to still-life pictures.
Rousseau’s works of art will be complemented by other artists, Jezkova said.
“It is an objective of the exhibition to unveil a whole array of Douanier’s work in the context of the creation of those who recognised his talent, admired him, were his friends or were inspired by him,” Jezkova said.
“It is worth mentioning that there will be a portrait by Kahlo and landscapes by Paul Signac and Georges Seurat,” exhibition curator Kristyna Brozova said.
The exhibition will be moved from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris that cooperates with the NG on the preparation of the exhibition.
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