Časopis ARS 51 (2018) 1-2


Nástěnné malby v Chrámu Matky Boží před Týnem z doby Václava IV.


Although today it seems that the interior of the Tyn Church lacks traces of Medieval wall paintings, preserved soucres provide evidence that walls indeed used to be adorned with extensive murals. Fragments of the paintings were discovered during restoration works twice. First in a sacristy in the 1930s, then behind a baroque altar in the north aisle in the late 1990s. Based on the analyis of their form and style, the yet unpublished wall paintings are dated to belong to the era of Wenceslaus II. The murals demonstrate an immediate reflection of contemporary artistic and iconographic tendencies coming from the circle composed of the royal court, Church and monastic background as well as of the most affluent old-town patricians.