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Das Altargemälde aus Dub an der March und eine wiedergefundene Ölskizze des Malers Josef Stern

Title in English The Altar Painting in Dub nad Moravou and the Rediscovery of a Sketch by Painter Josef Stern


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source UMENI-ART
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords Baroque painting; Josef Stern; Franz Anton Maulbertsch; Moravia; the pilgrimage Church of the Purification of the Virgin in Dub nad Moravou
Description One of the most important building projects undertaken in Moravia during the baroque period was the construction and decoration between 1735-1757 of the pilgrimage Church of the Purification of the Virgin in Dub nad Moravou. A painting for the main altar on the theme Presentation of Jesus at the Temple and the Purification of the Virgin was created by painter Josef Stern (1716-1775). This article is focused on the circumstances of creation of this work and compares Stern s altar painting with its sketch. The sketch (a contractual modello), regarded as missing, appeared in an art auction in 2009 in Vienna and is now in a private collection in Lower Austria.

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