Časopis ARS 52 (2019) 1

Michael Viktor Schwarz

Wenzels Grab und Kapelle beim Prager Dom: eine medienkritische Lektüre


The text discusses the Wenceslas Chapel of St. Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague as an ensemble of architecture and images that was intended to serve both liturgical and communicative purposes. The view of the exterior made clear which roles the saint buried in the chapel played in the spiritual and political life of the kingdom and its capital. The interior defined Wenceslas’ functions as a model of Christian life and as an intercessor at Mary’s side.