A very precious visit to the Winterpalais (Prinz Eugene of Savoy)…

…. was just offered by Martha Hanreich:  a guided visit through the exhibition “Heavenly! The Baroque Sculptor Johann Georg Pinsel”.

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Little is known about his life, origins and training, says our enthousiastic coordinator, Martha.  His date and place of birth are buried in obscurity. He became a central figure in Lemberg´s Baroque sculpture, which between 1740 and 1790 reached an extremely high artistic level and amazing homogeneity in terms of style. Worked with the architect Bernard Meretyn, he decorated primarily churches between Lviv and Buchach with his imposing sculptures in wood and stone. The powerful expressivity of his figures not only derives from their facial expressions and gestures, but also and above all from the opulence of their garments. The exhibition shows twenty exhibits by Pinsel and his studio as well  as works from Austrian painters of the Late Baroque (Franz Anton Maulbertsch and Paul Troger).

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