Current Exhibitions in National Museum

Exhibitions (26.10.2016-30.11.2016)

Not a hand, but the soul paints

The exhibition presents remarkable works by physically disabled artists.

Location: New Building of the National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00, Praha 1

Mouth and foot painting artists are people who have lost their ability to use their hands due to an injury, illness or birth defect. Most of them are confined to bed or wheelchair and depend on the help of other people in their everyday life. However, they have not given up – they evolve their artistic talent despite their fate and paint in an unusual way: they clutch a paintbrush between their teeth or toes. These people can be found all over the world, they know about each other and are the exhibitioners of the International Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, which sites in Liechtenstein.

photo - detail of the painting
Detail of the painting Fishman by Tomáš Janoušek

In the Czech Republic, they are represented by UMUN publishing house Ltd sitting in Liberec that not only is interested in mouth and foot painting artists but also contacts other physically disabled citizens.

Visitors of the exhibition will see optimistic paintings, which show that those artists can be happy despite their handicap. Great tenacity and diligence are hidden in every single picture.

Not only works by Czech artists, but also 15 paintings by their foreign colleagues are exhibit.

Opening hours and Admission Fee

National Museum’s new building, Vinohradská 1, 110 00, Praha 1


From the exhibition Not a hand, but the soul paints
Painting by Petr Šrámek.
One of the painters - Barbora Sedláčková.
From the exhibition Not a hand, but the soul paints
 The exhibition includes also pictures by artists from abroad. - On Photo - detail of the painting by Muhammad Asroel from Indonesia
From the exhibition Not a hand, but the soul paints


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