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In the Shadow of Karel Škréta. Prague Painters in 1635–1680


Štěpán Vácha – 
Radka Heisslerová
Ve stínu Karla Škréty. Pražští malíři v letech 1635–1680: Antonín Stevens – Jan Bedřich Hess – Matěj Zimprecht

[In the Shadow of Karel Škréta. Prague Painters in 1635–1680. Anton Stevens – Johann Friedrich Hess – Matthias Zimprecht]

Prague, Academia, 2017; 662 pages, 280 colour photos, hardcover, ISBN 978-80-200-2801-3

In Czech language with an extensive English summary.

Painting in 17th century in Bohemia is generally associated with Karel Škréta (ca. 1610 – 1674) who is considered to be a major protagonist of the new, i.e. Baroque style in the country. Nevertheless, to admit such importance it is necessary to get known also with Škréta’s hitherto underestimated contemporaries active in Prague and Bohemia such as Anton Stevens (ca. 1608 – ca. 1675), Johann Friedrich Hess (ca. 1622 – 1673) and Matthias Zimprecht (1624–1680), born in Munich and 1650s trained in Italy. The recently issued book presents their lives and works, social and professional status, their paintings are discussed in mutual relations and to Škréta’s oeuvre.

Detail of the Ceiling Painting by Anton Stevens in the Sommerhouse of Strahov Monastery, ca. 1661

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Angels Castle in Carpathians: Carpoforo Tencalla

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Jozef Medvecký, senior research fellow of the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The monograph Anjelský hrad v Karpatoch [Angels Castle in Carpathians] presents results of Jozef Medvecký’s long-time research into the residence of the Count Pálffy family at Červený Kameň (Western Slovakia) and its rich and splendid painterly decoration by Carpoforo Tencella (1623–1685), the famous painter from Bissone (Ticino, Switzerland).

 

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Sala terrena, castle Červený Kameň, Slovakia
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Carpoforo Tencalla, Dancing Nyphs (Muses and Minerva), sala terrena, castle Červený Kameň, 1654-1657

Jozef Medvecký, Anjelský hrad v Karpatoch. Carpoforo Tencalla a ranobaroková výzdoba hradu Červený Kameň [Angels Castle in Carpathians. Carpoforo Tencalla and the Early Baroque Decoration of the castle Červený Kameň], Bratislava 2016

Societas historiae artium & Institute of Art History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 190 pp.,  ISBN: 9788097030445

 

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Tencalla

Martin Mádl (ed.), Tencalla I–II (Barokní nástěnná malba v českých zemích), Praha 2012–2013

Artefactum – Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, 499 + 647 pp., ISBN 978-80-86890-60-6

 

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This two-volume art-historical study and catalogue devoted to the painters Carpoforo Tencalla (1623–1685) and his younger cousin and pupil Giacomo Tencalla (1644–1689) came into being as part of a programme focusing on the documentation of and research into 17th- and 18th-century ceiling paintings in the Czech lands, which is being developed by the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with other institutions in the Czech Republic and elsewhere. Continue reading Tencalla

Jesuitenarchitektur in Italien

Richard Bösel – Herbert Karner, Jesuitenarchitektur in Italien (1540-1773), Teil 2: Die Baudenkmäler der mailändischen Ordensprovinz, Wien 2007

Verlag: WÖAW , 442 S., ISBN: 978-3-7001-3781-8

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Mit diesem Band wird ein weiterer und wesentlicher Teil des umfassenden Corpus-Werkes zur Architektur der Gesellschaft Jesu in Italien vorgelegt. Continue reading Jesuitenarchitektur in Italien