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Tapestries of Prague Castle collections
Pospíšilová, Denisa Isabella ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šmied, Miroslav (referee)
Annotation: The work is dedicated to tapestries from Prague Castle collections, hanging in the State Rooms and the ones that are stored in Prague Castle depository. The tapestries always played an important role in decorating the interior and still help to create a festive atmosphere of this place, usually not accessible to the public. The author focuses on detailed identification of three baroque series known as Anthony and Cleopatra and Months of the year. The serie Anthony and Cleopatra dates back to the turn of the 17th and the 18th centuries. Convolutes of the tapestries of the cycle Months of the year (represented at Prague Castle in two ways - figurally and non-figurally) were made at the beginning of the 18th century as well as in the years 1728-1736. The tapestry on the theme of the life of Anthony and Cleopatra consists of eight pieces. Seven of them belong to an elementary part of Prague Castle collection, the eighth is in Vienna. The serie Months of the year has a similar history. It consists of ten pieces, nine of them are situated at Prague Castle, the tenth is again in Vienna. Longstory short, the work is dedicated to baroque tapestries that help to create genius loci of Prague Castle. After a brief introduction providing the informative insight into the issue, the explanation of the history...
Lacemaking in Bohemia in 17 and 18 century
Čížkovská, Zdeňka ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Czumalová, Petra (referee)
Lacemaking in Bohemia in 17 and 18 century. The main theme of this work is to reflect on the lace-making tradition in Bohemia during 17th and 18th century both on the basis of already published studies, as well as with the help of historical portraits. The work also contains a brief outline of the history of lace making and of course discusses lace making and the types of lacemaking in other european countries. Just the tradition of the neighboring countries of the Czech lace-making pick up and prove it to adapt to the requirements of the domestic environment. The lace was an integral part of the garment, therefore this work is also supplemented by the development of fashion, recorded from the renaissance period after the fashion 18th century.
Rococo and second-rococo tiled stove at the representative rooms of New Palace of Prague Castle
Kalousková, Jana ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šmied, Miroslav (referee)
Rococo and second-rococo tiled stove at the representative rooms of New Palace of Prague Castle. The aim is a comprehensive approach of tiled stove forming an integral part of the equipment of the Prague Castle, originating mainly from the period of Marie Terezie and Ferdinand V. Dobrotivý. Next to the Rococo stove from mid-18th century, the work also deals with the stove from the mid-19th century, made in style called second Rococo. They are at first sight finer made at the wasteful momentum of eclectic vocabulary. In particular, logically consecutive chapters, the work will take a detailed look at each of the tile body, its issues and possible continuity to the other stoves in the Habsburg residences but also in the royal residences in the Czech Republic. Chapters will be sorted by position of the stove in specific rooms that are, with some exceptions, found in the south wing of Prague Castle, normally inaccessible to visitors. Most stoves built of glazed tiles white glaze with gold, at different heights executed carvings. Most stoves are constructed of tiles cast in white glaze with gilded, at different heights executed reliefs. Prevail, for that time typical, motives of rockery, volute richly undulating elements or hung festoons and garlands. Work becomes all the more necessary, how much less...
Relic cross of Charles IV.
Melkus, René ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šmied, Miroslav (referee)
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to present a historical, art-historical, and technological review of the most precious piece of the St. Vitus cathedral treasure - the great Provincial Cross, also known as the Karlstein Cross, or simply the Relic Cross. This prominent creation of High Gothic goldsmithing is linked with the Emperor and King Charles IV (1316-1378) and the year 1357, when the construction of Karlstein castle was finished. This monographic thesis deals solely with the Cross and strives to summarize all existing historical knowledge, while processing literature and sources in the usual heuristic manner. Above all, the thesis includes a thorough description of this craftsmanship artifact, followed by an art-historical interpretation. It aims to differ from other theses in its passion regarding the goldsmithing techniques and its effort to comprehend the medieval means of processing precious metals and gems. The author has chosen this subject in order to familiarize himself with common technological terminology and to use it properly. Therefore, the thesis becomes a theoretical preparation for the author's self-dependent work as a curator in the National Technical Museum in Prague.
The Singing Fountain in The Royal Garden of The Prague castle
Ramdan, Marcel ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šmied, Miroslav (referee)
This work follows three main questions, which will allow a deeper appreciation of art historical monument. At first, there is a concise story of rulers, which donated fountain. In the next part, the work gives ideas of the original context of the installation of the bronze fountain in the architecture of the Royal Garden at the Prague Castle in the third quarter of the 16th century. The artistic description with historical sources presents the monument as the result of the work of artists associated around the royal gunsmith Tomas Jaros of Brno. In the closing section attempts to draw attention to the potential non-European cultural influence in the creation of artwork. Compared fanciful figures on the fountain with bells of the late 16th century, attempts to document the gradual domestication of a particular theme used on the Habsburg court before the arrival of Rudolf II. Secondary question will present conservation of the artwork.
Zavis cross - splendor mysticus
Holasová, Anežka ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šmied, Miroslav (referee)
Zavis cross from Cistercian abbey Vyšší Brod Abstract Zavis cross from Cistercian abbey Vyšší Brod Zavis cross has been the national cultural monument of the Czech republic since 2010. Not only is Zavis cross a great example of medieval goldsmith's art, but also a reliquary of particle of the Holy Cross. The reliquary cross was restored in the eighties of the last century, so today we can admire it in this form. The aim of this work is to collect existing results of artistic and historical research focused on the origin of this reliquary as well as to characterize artistic and craft processes of Zavis cross and with emphasis on used materials introduces its as a Splendor Mysticus-visibility eternal light of truth.
The Astwerk like late gothic natural decor in Bohemian lands with interatinal kontext.
Škrancová, Markéta ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Jarošová, Markéta (referee)
The Astwerk like late gothic natural decor in Bohemian lands with international kontext Abstract The diploma thesis presents introduction to problems of naturalistic dekor and use of the motif cut branches / astwerk in Bohemian lands. The focus will be primarily using in the field of sculpture of stone. There will be explained starting area use of astwerk decor, way to the Bohemian lands and Moravia, followed by the development of a retreat in the context of the Renaissance. After a critical review of the literature the work will indicate a chapter on cultural-historical context. The situation in the Bohemian lands after the Hussite wars will be introduced, when in insecure religious circumstances was chosen King Vladislav Jagiello in Kutna Hora, and so begins a new period of prosperity of the country again. Mentioned also will be his representative program in response to Charles IV. Soon Vladislav Jagiello also became King of Hungary and change the new seat to Buda. The influence of the character of the change should be noted. Above it is meant unbroken artistic production and later inspiration the early Renaissance form. The subchapter is a courtly art especially during the reign of Vladislav Jagiello. In this part there are presented foremost works and their authors also including B. Ried. In this...
The animals in the cathedral. Architectonical sculpture of animals and fantastical creatures by parlerian lodge in the St. Vitus Cathedral, their symbols and iconography.
Urbanová, Karolína ; Royt, Jan (advisor) ; Sojka, Jaroslav (referee)
This Master Thesis "The animals in the cathedral. Architectural sculpture of animals and fantastical creatures by parlerian lodge in the St. Vitus Cathedral, their symbols and iconography" looks into the architectural sculpture of animal's motifs and motifs of fantastical Creatures. The goal of this work is to summarize recent aspects of research about this theme, explain in more detail individually motifs of animal's and their Iconography and their meaning for Cathedral of St. Vitus. Also this thesis want to explain how could this special animal's motifs fit into the places, where are they have been situated. Their Iconography is taken with larger perspective, by literature's reception from antique over czech medieval age. Concerning animals and fantastic Creatures in the southern vestibule - pelican and phoenix; an owl in the Crown Chamber; gryphon and fight between cat and dog in the inner triforium; an eagle, an unicorn, a horse with bird's legs, a phoenix, a pelican, a stag, a lion, a gryphon, a lioness, a bear, a "cat" and three chimera in the outer triforium; a lion, a dog, a dragon and an eagle in buttresses and at least a dragon and a goat on the Big Tower. Keywords Cathedral st. Vitus, animal's motifs, symbols, iconography, architektonical sculpture, sculptures, console, relief, gothic...
Maria Anna of Savoy and chateau Ploskovice
Slívková, Hana ; Sojka, Jaroslav (advisor) ; Šmied, Miroslav (referee)
Annotation: The present thesis is dedicated to the former Czech queen and Austrian Empress Maria Anna of Savoy (1803-1884) and the location of her frequent visits, Northern Bohemia's castle of Ploskovice. Anna Marie and her husband Ferdinand V (1793-1875) chose the castle as their summer residence after the Emperor's abdication in 1848. In order to properly represent the dignity of the former ruler of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, both outside and inside, it was necessary to adjust the palace significantly in quite a short time, which was successfully realised in the spirit of contemporary rococo style by Czech artists and craftsmen. The individual chapters of the thesis deal with the life story of Anne Marie and the changes of castle Ploskovice - its history, reconstructions, facilities and decorations, especially from the perspective of history of art.

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