Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER NINE
 

THE ROCOCO
 

ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
PAINTING

 
 


ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE

 

GERMANY AND AUSTRIA
 


Georg Raphael Donner.

 

 


Georg Raphael Donner

Georg Raphael Donner, (born May 24, 1693, Esslingen, Austria—died Feb. 15, 1741, Vienna), sculptor whose works marked the transition from the Baroque to the Neoclassical style.

While studying for the priesthood in Heiligenkreutz, Donner met the sculptor Giovanni Giuliani and was encouraged to take up sculpture, working in Giuliani’s studio and later entering the Vienna Academy. He lived in Salzburg for some years, later returning to Vienna, where he produced his masterpiece, the Providence Fountain (1738–39) on the Neuer Markt. The figures originally cast in lead, a technique favoured by the artist, were replaced in 1873 by copies in bronze. Other Donner works are the Perseus and Andromeda Fountain in the courtyard of the Vienna Rathaus and a statue of Emperor Charles VI in the Belvedere Castle, Vienna. The refined form and clear outline of his sculpture contrasted with the exaggerated Baroque style of his contemporaries and predecessors and helped bring about a change in sculptural style.

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Georg Raphael Donner. Merkur
Georg Raphael Donner. Venus

 



Georg Raphael Donner
. Adoring Angel
1733-35
Lead, height: 200 cm
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest


Georg Raphael Donner. Sybil
1736
Oak-wood, stained, height: 60 cm (without socle)
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

 


Georg Raphael Donner
. Apostle
1736
Oak-wood, stained, height: 60 cm (without socle)
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest


Georg Raphael Donner
. Danube Well
1737-39
Lead-tin alloy, height: 337 cm
Österreichische Galerie, Vienna


Georg Raphael Donner
. Danube Well (detail)
1737-39
Lead
Österreichische Galerie, Vienna


Georg Raphael Donner
. Danube Well (detail)
1737-39
Lead-tin alloy, height: 337 cm
Österreichische Galerie, Vienna


 


Georg Raphael Donner. Kasna na Mehlmarktu, Viden, 1737-38

 


Georg Raphael Donner
. Danube Well (detail)
1737-39
Lead-tin alloy, height: 337 cm
Österreichische Galerie, Vienna


Georg Raphael Donner
. Pietà
1740-41
Lead, height 220 cm, width 280 cm
Cathedral, Gurk


Georg Raphael Donner
. Saint Martin
1733-35
Lead, height: 275 cm
Cathedral, Bratislava


Georg Raphael Donner
. Venus in Vulcan's Workshop
1730s
Lead, 63 x 93 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest



Georg Raphael Donner. Apotheose Karl VI.

 


Georg Raphael Donner. The Consolation of Mary
after 1735
Gilded plaster, 44,5 x 58,5 cm
Dobó István Castle Museum, Eger


Georg Raphael Donner. Christ before Pilate
after 1735
Gilded plaster, 44,5 x 58,5 cm
Dobó István Castle Museum, Eger

 
 

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