Tagged: Matyáš Bernard Braun

Matthias Bernard Braun (1684 – 1738) was the pre-eminent sculptor of the late Baroque period. Born near Innsbruck, he came to Prague at the age of 26 and immediately won praise for his ‘Vision of Saint Lutgardis’, one of the statues of the saints on the Charles Bridge. His understanding of the drama of movement in space sets his work above that of his contemporaries.

Charles Bridge: Saint Ivo

Saint Ivo Helory was a thirteenth-century parish priest from Brittany who was canonized in 1347. He trained as a lawyer and rapidly made his name as an advocate for orphans, widows and the poor. Two of his cases...

Hospital and Church of the Holy Trinity, Kuks

Hospital and Church of the Holy Trinity, Kuks

Almost exactly halfway between the cities of Hradec Králové and Trutnov in the north of the Czech Republic, the river Elbe flows through the pleasant wooded valley of Kuks, from which the land rises gently away on both...

Veltrusy Chateau

Veltrusy Chateau

Situated on the banks of the river Vltava about twenty miles north of Prague, the chateau of Veltrusy was commissioned in 1704 for the counts of Chotek. Work began around the year 1706 to a tightly symmetrical plan...

Prague Castle: Míčovna (Ball-Game House)

Prague Castle: Míčovna (Ball-Game House)

The Great Ball Game House in the grounds of the castle dates from between 1567 and 1569 and is the work of Bonifaz Wohlmut, who also contributed to the nearby Royal Summer Palace as well as the Church...