- Czech art in the Middle Ages achieved a level of genius which was not to be reached again for several successive centuries. Fourteenth-century Bohemian painters developed a style involving heavily-modelled, individualized faces combined with an expressive emotionality, whose popularity spread westwards during the reign of the powerful Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. The greatest of these painters was Master Theodoric with his portraits of saints as well as the Masters of the Vyssi Brod and Trebon Altars. Major masterpieces were also created in sculpture. The collection includes a brilliant bronze statue of St George - a replica of which has been placed in the courtyard flanking St Vitus' Cathedral.
- © wcities.com 2013
Ask a local about National Gallery Collection of Old Masters - St Agnes ConventLocals have answered 90 questions about Prague.
Ask Prague Locals about National Gallery Collection of Old Masters - St Agnes Convent