Drevna Street by Jan Minarik - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.338 E 014° 24.920
33U E 458161 N 5546832
Quick Description: Ulice Drevna // Drevna Street
Location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 3/15/2017 3:05:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMV8V3
A former Drevna Street and Monastery Na Slovanech – Emauzy
The Benedictine monastery with a church consecrated to the Virgin Mary, St. Jerome and the Slavic patrons, saints Cyril, Methodius, Vojtech and Procopius, was founded by Charles IV in 1347. Because it was the centre of old-Slavic language liturgy, people begun to call it Na Slovanech (Slovan = Slav). The name Emauzy stems from the fact that the laying of the foundation stone and consecration of the monastery took place on the Easter Monday, when the gospel about how Christ appeared to his disciples en route to the town of Emmaus (Emauzy) is being read at service.
Emauzy became a significant centre of learning and arts: ancient Slavic was studied here by, among others, Jan Hus and Jerome of Prague, the murals here are some of the most precious examples of the Czech Gothic. Emauzy were practically levelled during an air raid in 1945. The church was rebuilt, but the original front towers were replaced by an asymmetrical shell-shaped structure, designed by František Maria Cerný.
The author of this painting is Jan Minarík. You can find this painting in book 'Starou Prahou Jana Minaríka' (visit link
Jan Bedrich Minarík (December 15, 1862, Prague-Vyšehad - May 26, 1937) (visit link
) , was a Czech painter and graphic artist, pupil J. Marák at the Prague Academy. He became famous as a painter of motifs disappearing part of Prague. His work falls within the years 1907-1911. His paintings captured Josefov district and some parts of the Old Town and New Town. Also captured a number of motifs vanishing areas or individual houses. He also painted on Vysehrad, Mala Strana and Prague Castle.
Pruhled puvodní podskalskou Drevnou ulicí, lemovanou ohradami pro uskladnení dreva, k domu c.p. 376/II a monumentál nímu emauzskému klášteru s dominantním kostelem P. Marie.
Dnešní ulice zustala sice približne ve stejných místech jako její stejnojmenná predchudkyne, její prubeh i podoba se ovšem diametrálne liší. Jižní frontu dnešní ulice Drevné vytvárí nájemní domy c.p. 380/11. 381/U a 382/II z pocátku druhé dekády 20. století postavené ve stylu pozdní secese a geometrické modemy. Na severu je ulice ohranicena Zítkovými sady. Puvodní dum c.p. 376/II byl zboren v roce 1924 a jeho císlo bylo preneseno na budovu ministerstva.