The Interest in the Art of the Nazarenes in Slovakia


The study is focused on the unknown artworks of Nazarenes preserved in Slovakia. It follows the ways by which came here the paintings, drawings and graphics by Johann Friedrich Overbeck and artists around him. Those were Johann Evangelist Scheffer von Leonhardshoff, Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Carl von Blaas and Ferenc Szoldatics (Kupelwieser's and Führich's student). From Slovakia joined the Nazarenes the sculptor and draftsman Joseph Daniel Böhm from Spišské Vlachy; however his interests were wider. In Slovak collections are to be find graphics from the engravers of Düsseldorf School and from Josef Kovatsch reproducing the Nazarene art. The interest in this art was shown by Sigismund Bubics, Bishop of Košice, mentioned Joseph Daniel Böhm, Alojz Rigele, sculptor from Bratislava as well as Willibald Leo Lütgendorff-Leinburg, German art historian and painter, who had roots in Bratislava.