Touches of the Baroque – a by-touch exhibition
Fourteen castings of sculptures documenting the major epochs of 17th- and 18th-century Baroque art inBohemia are displayed on the below-ground level of theSchwarzenbergPalace. The display is centred around copies of allegorical heads by Matthias Bernard Braun from the Virtues and Vices cycle housed at Kuks Chateau in easternBohemia. Captions are written in Braille and large print.
Matthias Bernard Braun and his Allegory from Kuks – here, we try to guess what kind of expression is depicted in the sculptures at our major Baroque exhibition site: Joyful and Sad Sculptures. The by-touch display can be followed by the moulding in the studio. Please book at least three weeks in advance.
The by-touch exhibition of 13th to 15th century Bohemian mediaeval sculpture castings
The collection of twelve sculpture castings is displayed on the ground floor of the Convent of St Agnes ofBohemia. The visitor can follow the stylistic transformation of sculpture across several centuries. In addition to the late-Romanesque high relief from the St George Basilica, there are also works dating from the rule of Charles IV and Wenceslaus IV. The work of well-known sculptor and architect Petr Parléř can be seen in portrait busts from the triforium of the St Vitus Cathedral inPrague. Each exhibit is accompanied with large-print text and a basic Braille caption.
We offer tours and art workshops for school groups or groups with specific needs. Specially trained lecturers and programs tailored to your group’s needs are available.