In the Shadow of the Cathedral

Exhibition of photographs
from the collections of the Institute of Art History, the Czech Academy of Sciences

‘They were reconstructing the interior of St. Vitus Cathedral. I was curious so I went to look inside. To my surprise, it was a whole different world in there. [...] I climbed up to the triforium. Up there I saw Charles IV. He was smiling. He was different than I knew him. The sculpture

had a neutral light. And it was amazing. I thought before that it is not possible to take photograph without the sun, that things can be managed only with the sunlight. [...] There was an atmosphere in the interior, but there was no atmosphere on the head of Charles IV. That head intrigued me more than the interior itself. I had no clue if it is even possible to photograph it.’

Josef Sudek

CONTACT USJosef Sudek Studio
(Ateliér Josefa Sudka)
Újezd 30
Prague 1, 110 00
Czech Republic

Open daily except
Monday 12 AM - 6 PM

Admission 10 CZK
free for students of art schools

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