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Plastic And Majolica Of Italian Renaissance At Prague Castle

Plastic and majolica of Italian Renaissance at Prague Castle

1 April 2007, 19:00 - Art
There are only 2 weeks left to visit an exhibition called terra[cotta] - Plastic and majolica of Italian Renaissance, that take place in National Gallery's St George's Convent at Prague Castle.

The new-found art of making plastics from terra-cotta became a a part of an creative art during the Italian rinascita. The Renaissance artists, for example Donatello a later on Benedetto da Maiano or Antonio Rossellino, made this only auxiliary substance to the level of marble or bronze, that are number one in sculpture.

The colour glazed terra-cotta crafted in the manufactory of Della Robbios became an important part of trade with art items in the 14th century in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The exhibition displays multiform use of this material and diverse crafts of it during 15th and 16th century. Displayed items come from collections in Czech Republic.

You can visit the exhibition until 15 April 2007. Every first Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm, there is free entrance (for all exhibitions in National Gallery in Prague). You can make it this Wednesday.

The exhibition tales place in nice St George's Convent that is located in Eastern part of Prague Castle. The church on the place was built in 921. During the history, the convent has been damaged by huge fires several times. The facade of the Convent was rebuilt in the Baroque style, served to Benedictines, and the National Gallery collections have been housed in the building since 1963.

The St George's Convent at Prague Castle is on the picture.

WHERE: St George's Convent, Prague Castle, Jiřské nám. 33, Prague 1 | take tram n. 12 or 18 or metro A to Malostranská stop and climb the Old Castle Stairs or také tram n. 22 or 23 to stop Pražský hrad

WHEN: until 15 Apr 2007 | open daily from 10am to 6pm

MORE INFO: National Gallery in Prague

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