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"Duchovní vývoj lidstva" na klenbě Filosofického sálu strahovské kanonie

Title in English "The Spiritual Development of Humanity" on the Ceiling of the Philosophical Hall at the Strahov Canonry


Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zpravodaj STOP : časopis Společnosti pro technologie ochrany památek
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords baroque wall painting; Franz Anton Maulbertsch; iconography; library; Philosophical Hall; Strahov
Description The ceiling painting in the Philosophical Hall at the Strahov Canonry in Prague was executed in 1794 by Franz Anton Maulbertsch and his pupil Martin Michl, who were working here in accordance with the concetto of the Maulbertsch fresco in the library of the Premonstratensian monastery at Louka, Znojmo, created in 1778 and destroyed after abolition of monastery in 1784. The article analyses the painting decorations of the Strahov library (Philosophical Hall) and compares them with the Description (Historische Beschreibung), printed in German and Latin versions in 1797, and with the unpublished description penned by Strahov librarien and historian Bohumír Jan Dlabač between 1794-1798.
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