The National Gallery in Prague - The Collection of Old Masters

 

in short

Displayed in the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, at the Sternberg Palace and at the St George's Convent the permanent exhibition includes 'Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe', the collection of Baroque painting and sculpture and classicism.
St Agnes' Convent
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The permanent exhibition at the Convent of St Agnes:

Displayed in the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, the permanent exhibition 'Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe', is a collection of 13th- to 16th-century works surviving on Czech territory.

The first part of the exhibition, located in the cloisters, follows the development of Bohemian art from the panel paintings and sculptures of the mid-14th century to the 'soft' style of Master Theodoric and his six great paintings, the paintings of the Master of the Trebon Altarpiece and those executed in the International style, such as the 'St Vitus Madonna'.

The influence of works of art originating both from Bohemia and abroad is obvious in the panels by the Master of the St George Altarpiece, the Master of the Puchner Altarpiece and the Master of the Litomìøice Altarpiece.


The permanent exhibition at the Sternberg Palace:

The permanent exhibition at the Sternberg Palace acquaints the public with the artistic production of European art centres from classicism to the year 1800, highlighting 14th- to 18th-century art.

The permanent exhibition acquaints the public with the artistic production of European art centres from classicism to the year 1800, highlighting 14th- to 18th-century art. The works include 14th and 15th-century paintings by artists such as Daddi, Monaco and Vivarini; a collection of 15th and 16th-century Dutch painting (Joos van Cleve, Jan Gossaert-Mabuse); and collections of late Byzantine, Cretan and Venetian art and Russian icons from the 15th - 18th centuries.

The visitor can also see the well-known 'Madonna of Rose Garlands' by Albrecht Dürer. Painted in five months in Venice, it was one of the major panel paintings for the Church of San Bartolomeo, as commissioned by the local German Merchant's Foundation. As well as German painting, Dutch painting is also represented by the well-known 'Scholar in his Study' by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.


The permanent exhibition at the St George's Convent:

This collection of Baroque painting and sculpture illustrates the development of artistic trends in Bohemia and Silesia in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The exhibition is dominated by the works of four key personalities of the Baroque in Bohemia: portraits, altarpieces and easel paintings by Karel `kréta represent the height of Early Baroque painting in the 17th century; paintings by Petr Brandl and Václav Vavøinec Reiner and sculpture by Matyáa Bernard Braun reflect the artistic trends of the High Baroque and Early Rococo. The works of art by Anton Kern, Norbert Grund and Ignác Frantiaek Platzer show the nuances of Rococo painting and sculpture.
Šternberský Palác
Admission
150/80CZK, TriaNGl (Sternberg Palace, Schwarzenberg Palace & Salm palace) 200/100CZK
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St Agnes' Convent
U Milosrdných 17
110 00 Prague
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Sternberg Palace
Hradcanské námestí 15 (Hradcany)
110 00 Prague
Czech Republic
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10:00 - 18:00
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Thu
10:00 - 18:00
Fri
10:00 - 18:00
Sat
10:00 - 18:00

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