Skip to content

Horrors of War Thirty Years’ War in OGL’s print collection

18. 1. – 29. 4. 2018 Venue Cabinet of Graphic Arts Temporary Exhibition Curator Markéta Kroupová

The year 2018 will be dedicated to celebrations of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic one hundred years ago. However, this exhibition looks deeper into history and recollects a historical event of equal importance that affected the whole of Europe – the Thirty Years’ War. The selection of prints will show specific important events, like the assassination of Albrecht von Wallenstein in 1634, and battle plans and depictions of war life by Jacquese Callote (1592–1635), after whom the exhibition is named. The works from the cycle Horrors of War are among the most significant pieces displayed in the exhibition. Callot managed not only to portray the cruelty of war, but he was also great at expressing emotions, which was quite progressive for his time. The exhibition presents samples from the rich collection of Baroque prints stored in the gallery depository.

This website uses cookies.
We use cookies to personalise content and ads, provide social media features and analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners, who may combine it with other information you have provided to them or that they have collected when you use their services.
Disable everything
Edit individually
Enable everything