“HIC JASON NOVUS INCOLA JASOVIANAE PHOEBUS ADOREAE“ – EINIGE BEMERKUNGEN ZUM IKONOGRAPHISCHEN PROGRAMM DER BIBLIOTHEK VON JASOV
„Hic Jason novus incola Jasovianae Phoebus adoreae“ – Some notes on the iconographic program of the Jasov Library
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The Jasov monastery library, which originally contained more than 80,000 volumes, represents the only partially preserved baroque monument of this type today in Slovakia. Although the current library furnishings including racks and metal gallery frames dates back to the end of the 19th century, the original library hall with vault fresco paintings, completed in 1776 by the painter Johann Lucas Kracker (1719-1779), has been preserved. The vault fresco of the monastic library was completed on July 2, 1776, ten years after the sanctification of the Premonstratensian Church of St. John the Baptist. The fundamental iconographic framework of the Jasov library frescoes was based on the vault frescoes of the main hall (Prunksaal) of the imperial library in Vienna (Hofbibliothek) realized in the years 1726-1730 by Daniel Gran (1694-1757), following the libretto by Conrad Adolph von Albrecht, and celebrates mainly Andreas Anton Sauberer, the first abbot of Jasov.
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