Cerna Madona / Black Madonna, Praha, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
N 50° 05.229 E 014° 25.535
33U E 458907 N 5548478
Quick Description: Socha Madony na rohu domu U Cerne matky bozi / Statue of Madonna at the corner of house At the Black Madonna.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/18/2010 11:42:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMA58C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 167

Long Description:
Madona je puvodne oznaceni pro Pannu Marii obecne (ital. ma pani; srov. fr. Notre Damme a angl. Our Lady nase pani a nem. Unsere Liebe Frau, take nekdy jako nase mila pani), v umeni pak pro plastiku nebo obraz zobrazujici Pannu Marii, v uzsim slova smyslu pouze Pannu Marii s Jeziskem. Je jednim z nejcastejsich zobrazeni uziívanych v katolickem (plastiky i obrazy) a pravoslavnem (pouze obrazy - ikony) vytvarnem umeni.

Netradicnim (presto ne zas tak zridkavym) zobrazenim jsou tzv. cerne madony, zobrazujici Pannu Marii tmave pleti (napr. Censtochova, Montserrat v Katalansku, Uhersky Brod aj.).
Images of the Madonna and the Madonna and Child or Virgin and Child are pictorial or sculptured representations of Mary, Mother of Jesus, either alone, or more frequently, with the infant Jesus. These images are central icons of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity where Mary remains a central artistic topic. No image (in either the Western or the Eastern Church) permeates Christian art as the image of Madonna and Child.

While Mary, the Mother of Jesus, may be referred to as "the Madonna" in other contexts, in art the term is applied specifically to an artwork in which Mary, with or without the infant Jesus, is the focus, and central figure of the picture.

Not usual, but also not rare are statues and paintings portraying Virgin Mary with black skin.
Associated Religion(s): romancatholic, evangelic

Statue Location: facade of the house - corner

Entrance Fee: 0

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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