On Friday it was noticeably cold, even rain with snow fell. One would think that spring will wait for the spring for a while. But once you enter Prague Castle, you will find yourself in another world. Blooming. Gardeners took care of a beautiful flower show.
Tulips, daffodils, yarrows, grape hyacinths, hyacinths or amaryllis. The eighth edition of the Early Spring exhibition attracts visitors with dozens of species and thousands of flowers to Prague Castle. The theme of this year's festival is, besides flowers, the painting of the Olympic gods of the Renaissance and Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.
“This year we tried to bring out not only the beauty of flowers, but also the work of Renaissance and Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. The painting of the Olympic gods is still Manneristic in composition, but in pathos it is already Baroque,”
said the author of the exhibition, Jaroslav Sojka, adding that the exhibition will show a masterpiece from the collections of Prague Castle, which are among the most valuable paintings in the country.
The painting was painted by 25-year-old Peter Paul Rubens in Mantua, Italy at the turn of 1601-1602. The painting is one of the early masterpieces of a Flemish painter. It mirrors his lessons from older and contemporary Italian painting. Rubens knew art in Rome, Venice, Mantua, Florence and Genoa. A complicated, essentially still mannerist composition draws on Virgil’s poetry.
Twenty-two gardeners work at Prague Castle. They all worked on this show. According to Sojka, visitors are most attracted to the adorned plants such as tulips and daffodils. But the exhibition also offers amarevis and many people also like the clivias. Together, you can find three thousand plants in one place.
The Early Spring exhibition takes place in the Empire Greenhouse in the Royal Garden of Prague Castle from Friday 28 February to Sunday 8 March. Just be careful, according to Jay, when the sun shines, the flowers will bloom faster.