Exhibition Johann Georg Pinsel, A Baroque Sculptor in 18th-Century Ukraine
from November 22, 2012 to February 25, 2013
Exhibition organized by the Musée du Louvre, with the exceptional collaboration of the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture.
In close collaboration with the Ukrainian institutions, the Musée du Louvre is holding an exhibition on Johann Georg Pinsel, a major sculptor from the baroque period who was active during the mid-18th century in Galicia, the western part of the country, which was Polish territory at the time.
The exhibition draws mainly from the collections of the Pinsel museum in Lviv, with loans from other museums in Galicia, Poland (Wroclaw) and Munich. Around thirty of the artist’s most magnificent sculptures, mainly wood (some with polychrome or gilding), will be on display.
Pinsel’s highly brilliant style, similar to that of the great sculptors from the golden age of Germanic baroque, depicts an esthetic rarely found in France. The artist stands out from his contemporaries by his distinctive personality: demonstrative, extraverted technique, pronounced expressiveness, and a highly personal characterization of drapery.
The catalogue, comprising texts and descriptions of artworks, was written by Jan Ostrowski, Boris Voznitsky and Oxana Kozyr-Fedotov, specialists on the sculptor. It also includes essays by Claude Michaud and Guilhem Scherf. It is the first work on Pinsel available in French.
Guilhem Scherf, Department of Sculptures, Musée du Louvre
From November 22, 2012 to February 25, 2013
Sully wing, 1st floor, Salle de la Chapelle
Open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Included in the museum ticket: €11
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