Exhibition Emperor Charles IV 1316–2016 has opened at the Waldstein Riding School
16.05.2016

The Czech-Bavarian Land Exhibition, which is held to mark the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV, will present an exceptional selection of works of art and culture of his era up to 25 September 2016.

The exhibition presents Charles IV as an exceptional figure of Europe’s political and cultural history, a pious, literate, strong-minded, and far-seeing ruler, who did not hesitate to use a wide array of diplomatic means, including ruse and tactics to pursue his goals. Charles IV’s programmatic use of arts and architecture to propagate his imperial majesty was one of the typical features of his ruling concept. Charles IV went down in history as one of the most generous benefactors of arts and founders and, furthermore, as one of the most frequently depicted rulers of medieval Europe.

The exhibition seeks to portray Charles IV devoid of distorting layers of ideological prejudice and offer to the public a multi-layered historical figure with positive and negative features.

The exhibition is held at the Waldstein Riding School in Prague from 15 May to 25 September 2016 and then at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg from 20 October 2016 to 5 March 2017.

For more information visit the website of the exhibition k700.eu.

 

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