Interior of a Temple with the Figure of Pallas Athena

Ludvík Kohl

Ludvík Kohl - Interior of a Temple with the Figure of Pallas Athena
The architectural drawings of Ludvík Kohl were produced as illustrative aids for teaching architectural morphology at an elementary school in Prague, where the artist was employed as a teacher over four decades (1775–1821). At the same time, these drawings are an expression of romantic historicism. While in his drawings devoted to Gothic architecture Kohl revived the past fame of Czech history, in his images with themes from Classical antiquity he laid emphasis on evoking the mysterious atmosphere of extinct civilizations. He depicted the ritual of a burnt offering, about to take place in the scene, in various other drawings and paintings.
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measurements: height 623 mm
width 782 mm
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material: paper
technique: pencil drawing, washed with sepia
inventory number: K 8442
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain