Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe 1200–1550
The exhibition presents more than two hundred works from the fields of painting, sculpture, and crafts, documenting transformations of the form and function of artwork over three centuries. Artworks associated via provenience with Bohemia supplement works created in the wider Central European region (including Franconia, Austria, Saxony, featuring such artists as Pleydenwurff, Altdorfer, Hesse, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and others).
Among the most significant items in the exhibition - and treasures of the national cultural heritage - are works from the reign of the Luxembourgs - King John, Emperor Charles IV and his sons (the Master of Michle Madonna, the Master of the Vyšší Brod Altar, Master Theodoric, the Master of the Třeboň Altar, works from the "beautiful style") and artwork associated with the rise of the Czech lands again during the reigns of Vladislav and Ludwig Jagellon (Master of the St. George Altar, the Master of the Puchner Ark, the Master of the Litoměřice Altar, the Master of the Lamentation of Žebrák, the Master of the Lamentation of Zvíkov, the Master known by his initials IP).
On the ground floor, you’ll find a hands-on exhibition of sculptural works of Czech Gothic art, offering a unique sensory experience with copies of important Gothic monuments.