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  • Exhibition
  • art


  • Wed 20. 11. 2019 – Sun 19. 4. 2020


In approximately 1400, depictions of the elegantly posing young Mother of Jesus with a crown wearing a flowing robe and holding the 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

The exhibition will display some thirty major artworks in the Beautiful style of Salzburg type some of which will be presented for the first time. 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).

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Information source: Národní galerie Praha