The Trade Fair Palace (Veletržní palác)

 

The Trade Fair Palace

 

The Trade Fair Palace has the largest collection of modern and contemporary arts in Prague, presented on six floors. 
The collection of Czech and French art before 1940 is marvellous.

Inside the building you have the feeling to be in a prison and the light is terrible; some guards are wearing sunglasses because of the bad light. 

But..... when you are in Prague, you really must see this collection. 

Don`t miss the great Czech  painters like Vitezlav Karel Masek (1865-1927), with his nude girls in trees, Max Švabinský and Max Pirner.

And what a shame: only one painting of T.F. Šimon is shown (but it is a masterpiece (other paintings by this artist is in the depot of the museum) and no painting at all of  Hugo Boettinger

Address: Veletrzni Palace (Trade Fair Palace), Dukelskych hrdinu 47,
How to get there: Tram 5, 12 or 17 to Veletržní or metro red line C to Vltavská
Web: http://www.ngprague.cz/5/detail/veletrzni-palac

Opening hours (2007): every day from 10 am to 6 pm except Monday

 


One of the highlights of the collection of the museum is this masterly painting by T.F. Šimon:

 


Tavik Frantisek Šimon: "Symphony" (1902)
Oil on canvas, 171 x 186 cm.

(B/W Photo)

 

 

 

www.tfsimon.com

 

 

 

 

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