The Pudil Family Foundation Supported the Exhibition Douanier Rousseau: Painter's Paradise Lost

After exceptionally positive visitors‘ reviews of the well-known Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibited works from the iconic naïve painter Henri Rousseau, also known as Le Douanier (customs officer), will be displayed in the Kinský palace on the Old Town Square.

The exhibition Douanier Rousseau: Painter's Paradise Lost presents Rousseau’s work in the context of both international and regional art. Visitors can therefore appreciate paintings from Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst or the leading postimpressionists Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. At the same time, the influence of Henri Rousseau on the Czech art scene will be represented through the works of Toyen, Emil Filla, Kamil Lhoták or Josef Čapek.

Henri Rousseau - The Storm-Tossed Vessel, cca 1899, oil, canvas, 54 x 65 cm (Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection)
Henri Rousseau - The Storm-Tossed Vessel, cca 1899, oil, canvas, 54 x 65 cm (Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection)
Henri Rousseau - The Snake Charmer, 1907, oil, canvas, 167 x 189,5 cm (Paris, Musée d'Orsay)
Henri Rousseau - The Snake Charmer, 1907, oil, canvas, 167 x 189,5 cm (Paris, Musée d'Orsay)

You will be able to uncover the entertaining and magical world of Le Douanier from 15 September 2016 to 15  2017 in the Kinský Palace daily except for Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm.  

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. 

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