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17 Jan 2006 00:00 - 00:00

Třeboň *Resurrection*

January 17, 7 pm, Czech Center New York, Lecture by Sasha Suda

Třeboň *Resurrection*

January 17, 7 pm

Czech Center New York

Lecture by Sasha Suda


Debatably medieval Bohemia‘s most beautiful surviving work of art, the Třeboň *Resurrection* (about 1380) is certainly its most enigmatic. Whereas conventional fourteenth-century Resurrection images portray a divine and glorious Jesus who emerges immortal from an open tomb, the Třeboň panel reveals a jarringly emaciated Christ standing above a stone coffin that

is sealed shut. By focusing exclusively on the closed coffin motif, art historians have ascribed this image a conventional meaning; Christ‘s ability to rise through a closed structure emphasizes his divine nature. Through the discussion of late-medieval spiritual practices, including prolonged meditation and an increased interest in Christ‘s humanity, the lecture will demonstrate that the Třeboň‘s *Resurrection* intended to reengage its viewer with Christ‘s Passion. A fourteenth-century Easter sermon written by the Augustinian Konrád of Waldhauser warned its Bohemian audience against forgetting Christ‘s suffering after His Resurrection; a message that the contemporary Třeboň *Resurrection* renders explicit.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


17 Jan 2006 00:00 - 00:00


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