A few days ago, a lavishly conceived exhibition that is expected to become one of the main spectator draws of this year’s exhibition season has moved into the main building of the National Gallery and presents visitors with a fresh take on the connections between self-appointed prophets on the one hand and a number of leading artists who crossed the path of these prophets on the other hand. The exhibition bears the title ‘Artists and Prophets’ and is composed of more than 350 works. The goal of the exhibition is to look at the development of the visual arts in Central Europe, which was to some extent influenced by now forgotten religious prophets, from a new angle. ‘I don’t intend to rewrite established historic terms, they have their use value. I merely highlight the very real connections of which we previously had no inkling,’

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