National Gallery Prague installs New New Painting in its permanent collection of Twentieth Century

None, 2003

The National Gallerie of Contemporary art in Prague has five floors are filled with superb examples of Twentieth Century Art. Most exciting to us was viewing the treasures on the second floor.

Upon entering the exhibit space, beginning with the Austrian Art Nouveau period, I was stopped in my tracks by an extraordinary Gustav Klimt, an outstanding example indeed. There were others but not of the same ilk. Proceeding into the next area, we viewed many superb paintings by Oskar Kokoschka, the great Austrian Expressionist; some fine examples spanning his prolific painting years. After making the turn into the next exhibition area, we were enchanted to view, and prominently displayed, a Steven Brent painting titled: "Diagram". Within the same vast and gracious space a Joseph Drapell, "Four Seasons-Summer" which I would estimate to be approximately 10 ft x 22 ft. Right angled to that was Marjorie Minkin's: "Eclipse". Nearby was John Gittins: "Second Quartet". Then onto Anne Low's: "Color Fall". Next area graciously displayed Irene Neal's: "Mr. Hip" and "Song of Grass". Then onto Graham Peacock's: "Slapska Dam". Next area beautifully exhibited Lucy Baker's: "He Loves Me" also "He Loves Me Not". We next view Jerold Webster's: "Celebration of Life" and "Joyous", then onto Bruce Piermarini's: "Extasy" and "Ambivalence". Finally we conclude with Roy Lerner's: "Deux Ex Machina".