Norbert Grund reveals the charm of everyday life in the 18th century

The National Gallery in Prague celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Czech Rococo painter Norbert Grund with the retrospective exhibition Norbert Grund (1717–1767). The Charm of the Everyday in Kinsky Palace. The artist’s genre paintings of scenes from everyday life are accompanied by examples of handicrafts that help illustrate the culture of the period. On the occasion of the exhibition, the National Gallery in Prague is also publishing an extensive monograph of the artist. 

The pre-eminent representative of Bohemian Rococo acquired his artistic skills from his father Christian Grund, painter and gallery administrator at the court of the Libštejn family from Kolowrat. During his later travels, he also found inspiration in drawings and etchings displayed in the galleries of aristocratic families. After his return to Prague he worked as a member of the painting guild in the Lesser Town.

You can visit Norbert Grund (1717–1767). The Charm of the Everyday at Kinsky Palace until 18th March 2018, daily except Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm. The exhibition was created with the support of The Pudil Family Foundation. 

Norbert Grund – Pastime in the Park I, oil, canvas, 35,5 × 32,5 cm.
Norbert Grund – Pastime in the Park I, oil, canvas, 35,5 × 32,5 cm.
Norbert Grund – Breakfast, oil, wood, 15 × 12 cm.
Norbert Grund – Breakfast, oil, wood, 15 × 12 cm.
Norbert Grund – Four Bathing Girls, oil, wood, 22 × 26,5 cm.
Norbert Grund – Four Bathing Girls, oil, wood, 22 × 26,5 cm.
Norbert Grund – Dance in front of a Village Inn, oil, wood, 20,5 × 16,5 cm.
Norbert Grund – Dance in front of a Village Inn, oil, wood, 20,5 × 16,5 cm.
Norbert Grund – Winter, oil, wood, 15 × 20 cm.
Norbert Grund – Winter, oil, wood, 15 × 20 cm.

The Pudil Family Foundation is an open non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Czech and international modern and contemporary art through the realization of innovative exhibitions, research and educational projects. 

For more information regarding the Foundation and our projects, visit www.pudilfamilyfoundation.org.