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Ignác František Platzer (1717–1787): Drawings

National Gallery in Prague – Schwarzenberg Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Schwarzenberský palác), Hradčanské náměstí 2, Praha 1 - Hradčany, 110 00


13. 6. 2017 – 10. 9. 2017

The National Gallery in Prague owns a unique collection of about 300 drawings having relation to the sculptural studio of the Platzer family, whose founder was Ignác František Platzer. A part of the drawing is going to be exhibited to commemorate 300th anniversary from his birthday.

Platzer received his artistic training at the Viennese Academy. From the 1740s, he worked in Prague where he became the leading representative of the late Baroque and Neo-Classicism sculpture. His stuido produced sculptural decoration for many palaces, churches and chateaux – sculptures by Platzer can be found, for example, in Prague Castle or in the headquarters of the National Gallery in Prague, Kinský Palace. His sketches and designs are especially valued for their immense documentary significance; they are, however, also aesthetically impressive and high-quality drawings.

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