St. Agnes Convent presents a wealth of mediaeval paintings for our eyes to admire

A view of the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.
A view of the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.

The National Gallery in Prague presents richly decorated works of medieval masters in the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries. While the previous exhibition What the Eyes Cannot See examined drawings hidden under the surface, now we are able to admire intricate details that were intended to catch our attention and deepen our aesthetic enjoyment of the paintings and sculptures.

Works by the Master of Vyšebrod Altar, Master of Třeboň Altar, Master of St. George Altar or the Master of Litoměřice Altar show us not only individual décor types, but also the technical methods employed. During the 14th and 16th century various techniques were used, including gilding, engraving, impressing or simple the use of templates. You can learn more about these different methods at specialised lectures or, in a fun way, through practical family workshops.

Decoration detail.
Decoration detail.

Visitors can admire the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries from 14 December 2017 to 20 May 2018 at the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, Prague. The project was created with the support of The Pudil Family Foundation.

A view of the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.
A view of the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.
Decoration detail.
Decoration detail.
A view of the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.
A view of the exhibition For the Eyes to Admire. Decorative Techniques in Medieval Painting and Sculpture, 14th – 16th Centuries in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia.

The Pudil Family Foundation is an open non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Czech and international modern and contemporary art through the realization of innovative exhibitions, research and educational projects. 

For more information regarding the Foundation and our projects, visit www.pudilfamilyfoundation.org.