Tuesday, March 23, 2010

First Exhibition Of Works By Ukrainian Artist In The History Of The Louvre

23 masterpieces by sculptor Johan George Pinsel from Ukraine (18 century) have been chosen for being exhibited in world-known Louvre Museum (Paris, France) by museum’s official delegation, Ukrainian Radio informed. The members of Louvre’s delegation have visited Lviv and Ternopil regions and they picked up the best sculptures of Pinsel there.The exhibition of Johan George Pinsel will be held over October-December 2011 in the Louis the Fourteenth Chapel of the Louvre Museum. It will be a first exhibition of works by Ukrainian artist in the history of the Louvre!According to the church documents, founded in Warsaw, the sculptor Johan George Pinsel lived in Western Ukraine in 1750-60th. He was a sculptor of a late rococo style and he did lots of works for local churches and public buildings in the city of Lviv, towns of Gorodok and Hodovychi (Lviv region), Monastyryska and Buchach (Ternopil region). Ones of the most famous masterpieces of Pinsel are statues which he created for Saint George’s Cathedral of Lviv: Saint George the Dragon-slayer, Saint Leo the Pope and Saint Athanasius. About 50 Pinsel’s sculptures are in West Ukrainian museums now.Many experts call Johan George Pinsel as “the most mysterious artist of a renaissance time”, ”a genius of sculpture” and “the West Ukrainian Michelangelo”. Nobody knows, when he was born and when he died, how he looked like, where he came from or was he born in Western Ukraine...

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