MUSIC IN US
The opening was taken place on Tuesday 20 June at 5 p.m.
Motifs of musicians and musical instruments have featured in art for many centuries. Music has been a part of human life since prehistoric times, whether in the form of performances at public gatherings or as private music-making in the home. Musicians frequently appear in graphic pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, viewed not only in a Biblical context, but also in depictions of the theatre and masked balls. In the 19th century, musical instruments came to be associated with mythology and allegories. The following century brought immense freedom (both in form and content) to the artistic depiction of music, encompassing diverse currents that ranged from realism and romanticism to symbolism, cubism and surrealism. A fascination with music is clearly evident in works by artists as different as Dürer, Callot, Bergel, Gutfreund, Procházka and Tikal.
Curator: Gabriela Pelikánová
Text: Gabriela Pelikánová
Translation: Christopher Hopkinson
Graphic design: Katarína Jamrišková
Promotion: Jana Malášek Šrubařová, Magdaléna Staňková