Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague
November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015
The first major exhibition devoted to Bartholomeus Spranger (1546–1611), a fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperors, this exhibition examines Spranger's remarkable career through a selection of his rare paintings, drawings, and etchings, most of which are on loan from international museums and private collections. Spranger emerged as one of the most prominent artists at the court of Rudolf II in Prague and the most significant Northern Mannerist artist of his generation. Adding a unique dimension to the exhibition are works by artists who helped shape Spranger's artistic horizon.
Sumptuous and comprehensive, this important new book celebrates one of Mannerism's leading masters.