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2010 | 46 | 1-2 | 234-249
Article title

ANDROMEDA'S LIBERATION IN MONASTERY. COSMAS DAMIAN ASAM'S FRESCO PAINTING AT BREVNOV (1726) REVISITED

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Abstracts
EN
In the ceiling fresco of the main hall of the monastery's prelature a privileged position was accorded to the depiction of nude Andromeda. In order to glorify Perseus' piety and restraint, she had to be an attractive woman, a counterpart of music, perfumes, food and drink and the other pleasures of the flesh. The ceiling painting proclaims that the Iustitia of the Brevnov monks firmly rests on a triad of moral virtues, Sapientia, Fortitudo and Temperantia. Into this ideological program the story of Perseus was embedded, the pagan hero being presented as a forerunner and alter ego of Blessed Guntherus. The old story celebrated the antiquity of the Brevnov monastery and its classical aura tied it with Rome and its imperial tradition.
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46
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1-2
Pages
234-249
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ARTICLE
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  • Jan Bazant, redakce Eirene, Kabinet pro klasicka studia FLU AV CR, v.v.i., Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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10CZAAAA084527
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