Stone, Stucco and Terracotta. Sculpture from Prague Gardens.
Prague City Gallery - Troja Castle (Zámek Troja), U Trojského zámku 1, Praha 7 - Troja, 171 00
- 2. 5. 2017 – 31. 10. 2017
Sculptures and decorative elements tell us stories and give us the information about their owner. Exposed over long decades to the follies of weather, these artefacts gradually disappeared from their former locations. While some were lost irretrievably lost, others were replaced by copies. The Troja Château exhibition presents a selection of original sculptures from the Vrtba Garden or the Cibulka landscape park, along with surviving fragments of Troja Château’s own early Baroque garden statuary, and specimens from the Kinsky Garden, plus an array of busts from Portheimka.
Stone, Stucco and Terracotta were the favourite materials used in garden decoration, as well as they refer to the fragmentariness and coarse condition of the exhibits, which have been kept in museum repositories in the same condition as they were found.