Beautiful Madonnas

Address U Milosrdných 17, Praha 1
Tags History exhibitions, Sculpture exhibitions
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Curator Marius Winzeler, Štěpánka Chlumská

In approximately 1400, depictions of the elegantly posing young Mother of Jesus with a crown wearing a flowing robe and holding the naked Infant Jesus in her arms – the Beautiful Madonnas – enjoyed great popularity all over Europe. This type, which was shaped by the internationally oriented court art of Charles IV and his son Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, was heavily influenced by the theological changes in the 14th century. This depiction, including its variants – the seated Madonna, Pietà and the saints – was significantly expanded as an expression of the beautiful soft international style.

The exhibition will display some thirty major artworks in the Beautiful style ofSalzburgtype some of which were discovered only in recent years. Some will be presented for the first time, others will be shown side by side with the works most closely related to them. Their charm and beauty, but also iconographic differences, seeming naturalness and stylization of these sculptures will offer a rare aesthetic experience.

The main exhibits will be the Beautiful Madonna of Leogang from 1380–1390 (the Mining and Gothic Museum) and the Beautiful Madonna of Hallstatt (the National Gallery Prague) from 1400–1410, which is closely related in terms of style with the Madonna of Krumlov (the Museum of Decorative Arts in Vienna).

The project is a product of cooperation of the Mining and Gothic Museum (Bergbau und Gotikmuseum) in Leogang, the National Gallery Prague, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Chancellery of Austria in Vienna and other museums, religious institutions, and private collectors.



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