Ikonografie Antonína Dvořáka
THE ICONOGRAPHY OF ANTONIN DVORAK
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This study deals with the numerous visual depictions of the well-known Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, both photographic and artistic. His lifespan covered the emergence and further development of photography. However, with his rising fame in the second part of his life the need arose to provide ‘true’ likenesses in classical disciplines such as portrait painting, sculpture, and graphic art. The study discusses numerous individual images of Dvořák, and presents many of them in visual reproductions. Only on a few occasions did he actually sit for an artist; the majority of the images are photographs taken in studios or portraits based on photographs. His death in 1904 stimulated further efforts to commemorate him in public spaces and funereal sculpture.
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