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The façade of the Old Town Hall - Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 50° 24.682 E 014° 54.178
33U E 493104 N 5584373
Quick Description: The splendid Renaissance building of the Old Town Hall in Mladá Boleslav is decorated richly with sgraffito ornamental and figure decorations
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/26/2012 11:34:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMEADT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 109

Long Description:
Sgraffito is a technique of applying layers of colored plaster or ceramic to a moistened surface, then scratching the surface, to produce an outline drawing or texture. Just this technique was used for decoration of a façade of Town Hall in Mladá Boleslav. This splendid Renaissance building of the Old Town Hall, decorated richly with graffiti ornamental and figure decorations, erected in 1554 – 1559, was designed by the Italian architect Matteo Borgorelli. Its main facade is decorated with graffiti – scenes from the Old and New Testament, figures of the evangelists and saints. One can find here all of four Evangelist - Mark, Luke, John and Mathew, St. Peter, St. Paul and other Patron Saints. In the centre there is St Wenceslaus - Saint Patron of Bohemia and under there is an Latin inscription „Iustitiam diligite qui iudicatis terram. Concordia parvae res crescunt.“
City: Mladá Boleslav

Location Name: Old Town Hall on Staroměstké náměstí (Old Town square)

Date: 1559 (renovated 1890)

Media: plaster

Artist: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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