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Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

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Today we will go together for stained glass to the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert at Prague Castle.

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle

Today we will go together for the stained glass windows of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. We will have to choose one of the sightseeing tours and buy a ticket. To take photos indoors, you need to purchase a photo license. It costs 50 CZK. And here we go .....

Rosette

Rosette Theme: Antonín Podlaha (1865 – 1932), theme dates from 1920. Theme: Creation of the world. At the top of the rosette is God the Father and the inscriptions: „In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, darkness was over the depths, but the earth was desolate and empty, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.“ Under God the Father is the first tracery with inscriptions and composition: „In the beginning was the Word. The creation of angels.“ To the right is a second tracery and the inscriptions: „Day one. Be light.“ In the third tracery: „Day two. Be the sky.“ In the fourth circle: „Day three. Show land.“ In the fifth circle: „Day four. Day and night.“ In the sixth tracery: „Day five. Fish and birds.“ In the seventh circle: „Day six. Beasts of the earth.“ In the eighth circle: „To my image.“ Middle tracery: „On the seventh day God finished his work, and blessed the day, and rested from all labor.“ The ending circle of the left and right contains the inscriptions: „And God saw all that he had done, and it was very good.“ Artistic design: František Kysela (1881 – 1941), the design dates from 1923 – 1926.

Rosette
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Imprint of Alfons Mucha
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Imprint of Alfons Mucha

The central motif of stained glass (the beginnings of Christianity in Bohemia) is a free elaboration of a legend; the figures depicted have historically passed. At the time of its creation, the theme and method of execution met with considerable reluctance at the time of important painters (eg Max Švabinský). Today, this atypical painting on glass for churches is one of the most sought-after artefacts of Prague Castle. Theme: Alfons Mucha (1860 – 1939), Josef Cibulka (1886 – 1968), versions of the theme come from 1928 and 1930. Topic: Allegories of Slavic nations to whom Christ blesses, celebration of the heralds of St. Cyril and Methodius. Paintings: At the top center is a scene in which St. Methodius baptizes our first prince Bořivoj, under him sits St. Ludmila with her kneeling grandson St. Wenceslas in a red jacket. In the left part of the window is depicted the life of St. Cyril, on the right the life of St. Methods. Artistic design: Alfons Mucha, the first design from 1928, the second from 1930.

Stained glass above the Golden Gate

Stained glass above the Golden Gate Theme: Josef Cibulka (1886 – 1968), the theme dates from 1935. Topic: The Last Judgment. The upper tracery of the window depicts angels trumpeting on trombones and a winged bell ringing for an alarm. In the middle of the stained glass, Christ in the line of the apostles. Next to Christ P. Maria, St. Vojtech, St. Ludmila and kneeling St. Wenceslas as intercessors. On Christ's left, St. John the Baptist. In the lower section of St. Archangel Gabriel, who separates the elect from sinners with his sword. Kings and bishops on both sides. In the lower left lane, Czech kings depicted in the royal tomb of the cathedral are depicted; Charles IV., Wenceslas IV., Ladislav Pohrobek, George of Podebrady, Ferdinand I. and Rudolf II. Below them, Archbishop Jan Očko of Vlašim with nuns and four wives of Charles IV. Artistic design: Architectural filling by Kamil Hilbert (1869 – 1933) from 1935, stained glass window by Max Švabinský (1873 – 1962) from the same year.

Stained glass above the Golden Gate
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The Holy Trinity, the Virgin Mary and Czech saints

Stained glass Subject: Josef Mocker (1835 – 1899) and František Sequens (1836 – 1896), at the turn of 1892 and 1893 the subject was approved by the Metropolitan Chapter at St. Welcome. Topic: Holy Trinity, Virgin Mary and Czech saints. The middle window depicts the Holy Trinity, the left window depicts the Virgin Mary, Saints Adalbert, Cyril and Clement, the right window depicts Saints John the Baptist, Ludmila, Methodius and Wenceslas. Artistic design: Architectural drawing and ornamental pattern by Josef Mocker with a figural composition by František Sequens from 1894 to 189

The Holy Trinity, the Virgin Mary and Czech saints
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Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Behind the stained glass windows to St. Vitus Cathedral

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In this article, I used information from the website of the Prague Castle Administration for descriptions of stained glass.

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