Vol. I of the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Hungary Published

Barokk freskófestészet Magyarországon, I. kötet: Fejér, Komárom-Esztergom és Veszprém megye [Baroque ceiling painting in Hungary, Vol. I: Fejér, Komárom-Esztergom and Veszprém Countiers], szerk. Jernyei Kiss János, Budapest 2019, 520 p., ISBN: 978-61-05546-436-2

The first volume of the corpus of Baroque ceiling painting in Hungary has been published recently by the MMA publisher in Budapest, in collaboration with the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre.

The publication is the result of the research project carried out earlier at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, coordinated by János Jernyei-Kiss who also edited the present volume.

Following the modell of the “Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland”, the 4 volume series will provide a complete catalogue of Baroque ceiling paintings Hungary.

The first volume is a collective work of 15 authors and catalogues 56 works in the central Transdanubian region of Hungary, that is in the territories of Fejér, Komárom-Esztergom és Veszprém counties.

Each work is presented with a focus on iconography, but the broader context, such as the history of building, the artist, the commissioner, the current condition and earlier restorations are also summarized.

The present volume includes the works of such renowned artists as Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Franz Caspar Sambach and Johann Ignaz Cimbal in the churches of Székesfehérvár, Pápa and Sümeg. The book is accompanied by an iconographic index and ground plans to each building.

The over 500-pages full colour book is lavishly illustrated with high quality plates and close-up photos that make it attractive for the international audience (even though without an English summary).

Order and teaser video at: https://www.mmakiado.hu/kiadvanyok/barokk-freskofesteszet-magyarorszagon

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