Čínské dřevořezy na stěnách veltruského zámku

Title in English Chinese Woodblock Prints on the Walls at Veltrusy Manor


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Památky středních Čech
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://www.pamatkysc.cz/
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.56112/psc.2022.1.01
Keywords Veltrusy Manor; 18th century; Chinese prints; chinoiserie; chaekgori; Ding Liangxian
Description The article deals with Chinese woodblock prints worked into the wallpaper in the ‘small cabinet’ and the ‘count’s study’ at Veltrusy Manor (Melník District). The author not only views them as examples of Chinese art, but also clarifies their position within the Rococo interior, stating that they are rarely preserved, numerous collections of Suzhou woodblock prints from the second quarter of the 18th century that are based on their domestic tradition. Moreover, the prints borrow some European painting techniques such as shading and even the illusive trompe l’oeil technique on the notional compartments of still lifes. The author further explains the presence of Chinese woodblock prints in 18th century Europe and lists many other places, especially in England and Sweden, where duplicate artefacts have survived.
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