Wall-Painting after Chinese Fashion in Bohemia



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kunst und Denkmalpflege
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Faculty of Arts

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Keywords chinoiseries; Bohemia; Moravia; 18th century; wall paintings; wall papers
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Description This article examines wall-paintings and other wall decorations designed after the Chinese fashion, in the eighteenth century, which are preserved in former aristocratic residences in the Czech Republic. Most of the interiors feature wall-paintings which draw on French chinoiserie rather than Chinese originals, there also are painted emulations of Delft tiles with ‘Chinese’ images. Illusionist exotic landscapes, which are closely related, are also discussed.
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