20 May – 29 August 2010
Olomouc Archdiocesan Museum | Picture Gallery
Josef Winterhalder Jr. was one of the most significant Moravian painters of the period. Apart from murals he also created altarpieces and paintings. His practice in the workshop of the prominent Austrian Late Baroque painter Franz Anton Maulbertsch was of decisive importance for the development of his artistic style. He is thought to be his most talented disciple. This exhibition is one of the series of exhibitions aimed at presenting the works of renowned representatives of old art working in Moravia. The Olomouc exhibition is the second repeat of the exhibition the opening of which took place in 2009 in Museum Langenargen, Germany. The exhibits come from both Czech and foreign collections and apart from the paintings and sketches they also comprise the artist’s little known drawing works.
1787, Dačice, parish church, the main altar. Detail frescoes. Photo: Tomas Zwyrtek
1778, Moravian Gallery in Brno. Photo: Moravian Gallery in Brno
after 1770, New Empire, canon of premonstrats. Photo: Veronika Skálová - Veronika Bracková