Convent St. Agnes. It is the earliest Gothic building in Bohemia. Decoration inside was simple. Treasure of art was abundant, mainly medieval art in Bohemia and Central Europe. Subjects were predominantly religion related: annunciation, Mary and Jesus, cruxification, etc. I like Bohemian art for some paintings are down to very details, cracked stone floor, little flowers, cute animal, nameless but very beautiful. Let's appreciate the beauty by theme.
Annunciation is the scene that angel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary that she would conceive from the Holy Spirit and became the mother of Jesus. She was afraid but accepted it and praised the Lord. Painters at different periods expressed the scene in their own ways. Among all, I like the one from Fra Angelico. Others like Leonardo da Vinci or Botticelli are also famous. Those shown in the convent are of high standards and exquisite.
Mary and Jesus
It is another theme for painting and sculpture. There were many many. Here are a few to share with you. They are elegant and very beautiful.
The sculpture of cruxification are very realistic. Audience can sense the suffering of Jesus Christ, even close to tears. Hanging over the cross with all the pains, silent and endurance. His death saves all of us. All the blame was on him.......
Paintings of cruxification are across different periods and styles. Less real than the sculpture but the appeal by the colours traps one's attention.
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