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Jan Jiří Etgens a Dionýsius Strauss. Nový pohled na barokní skicář "Marat Icones"

Title in English Johann Georg Etgens and Dionysius Strauss. A New Approach to the Baroque "Marat Icones" Sketch Book


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Opuscula historiae artium
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords Johann Georg Etgens; Dionysius Strauss; baroque drawing; ceiling painting; 18th century; Moravia; Rajhrad; concettismo; Marat Icones
Description The „Marat Icones“ sketch book with the drawings of alleged Italian artists, which Hradisko Premonstratensian and monastic painter Dionysius Strauss (1660-1720) acquired and later drew into, surprisingly contains drawings of a painter and frescoer Johann Georg Etgens (1691-1757). The five new identified drawings are linked to the fresco decoration of a monastic church of the Benedictines in Rajhrad near Brno, the wall paintings of which Etgens created from 1726 to 1729. The identification of Etgens´ five drawings raises a number of questions that ultimately lead doubts concerning the authorship of the other „Italian“ drawings in the sketch book also former hypothesis on the origin and appearance of the album.
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