Vincenc Kramář, Notes on Picasso's exhibition at the Thannhauser Gallery, 1913
This digital resource offers access to a previously unpublished document written by the Czech art historian Vincenc Kramář (1877‒1960), an early collector of Cubist art, who played a central role in promoting Cubism in Prague and shaping its reception among Czech artists and audiences. In February 1913, Kramář visited Pablo Picasso’s exhibition at Heinrich Thannhauser’s Moderne Galerie in Munich; the document presented here contains his detailed notes about the artworks on view. A facsimile of the handwritten document, transcription, and English translation, along with Kramář’s annotated copy of the exhibition catalogue, are made available here for the first time through a collaboration between the Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd České republiky (Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences) in Prague and the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
This Digital Archives Initiative collection was made possible through a collaboration between the Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd České republiky, Prague, and The Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.