"Don't talk about art only in the classroom; let's enter to art history and discover beauty of art pieces in situ."

Course description

The fourteenth and the fifteenth century, poetically called "The autumn of middle ages, "are often portrayed with metaphors of a decline regarding political, economic, and population crises. However, this statement does not apply to central Europe. The Bohemian kingdom became during the 14th century, mainly thanks to the new Luxemburg dynasty, one of the leading cultural and artistic centres in Europe. 

The course provides an overview of Bohemian medieval art in high middle ages (14th and 15th century). The focus is put on particularities of gothic architecture, medieval panel painting, and sculpture through the representative examples of the national cultural heritage (St. Agnes Convent, St. Vitus Cathedral, Karlštejn castle).