These five hundred old European paintings represent an irreplaceable domestic collection. More than a half of them are works of Netherlandish provenience. The environment in which the collection was created is not a part of and was never a natural catchment area of Netherlandish painting, although both areas were connected by the reign of the Habsburgs. In spite of this, the collection offers a diverse picture of the dominant tendencies in Netherlandish painting.
February 19 – May 22, 2016
Esterházy Palace, 2nd floor
Curator: Zuzana Ludiková
- Richard Brakenburg1680–1700
- Anthony Jansz van der Croos1653
- Georg Flegel, Lucas van Valckenborch 1595
The title Netherlandish Painting returns to the SNG calendar after ten years. Most of the collection is comprised of genre scenes and landscapes of cabinet format and to a lesser extent biblical scenes. This art frequently delivered warnings with an accent on the morality and shortness of life on earth, which was especially suitable for politically defined periods. Along with technologically difficult solutions, the content which is oriented on family life, closeness to nature and ethical questions, makes northern painting topical and popular even today.
- Gillis Coignetpo 1580
- Jan A. Marienhofokolo 1650
- Peter Paul Rubens1620–1630