Painting by Czech artist from small gallery in Jihlava loaned to Paris’ Pompidou Centre

Vojtěch Hynais is one of the lesser-known Czech artists, at least abroad. But recently a painting of his aroused the interest of the world-famous Pompidou Centre in Paris.

The Vysočina Regional Gallery in Jihlava isn’t used to international attention. The last time they received a request from abroad for the loan of a painting was at least ten years ago, says curator Jana Bianovská.

“Usually when we loan paintings it’s to other galleries within Czechia, so we are pleased that a painting which we have in our permanent exhibition has significance for our whole collection and for the entire history of Czech art, I would say. We are happy to loan it so that people abroad can also see it.”

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Authors: Anna Fodor, Anna Kubišta