Jozef Božetech Klemens

The Heritage of the Nazarene tradition in Slovakia during the 2nd half of the 19th Century (J. B. Klemens and K. Švestka)

Beňová, Katarína

During the second half of the 19th century sacral painting increased in the area of the Upper Hungary (now Slovakia). By this time the main reason was quite productive rise of building of a new churches or renovation of the former ones. In this territory it was mostly the activity of the specialist for the sacral art, who under the conductorship of their donors and submitters influenced it. One of them was a member of the Franciscan order and painter Konrád Švestka (Schwestka, 1833 – 1907), active mainly during the second half of the 19th century.

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