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Minorite Church of Saints John and Loreto, Brno
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Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic

1239; 1256; 1722; 1725; 1729–1733; 1760
Religious – Monastery
Mořic Grimm (1669 Achdorf – 1757 Brno), Anton Johann Ospel, Jan Christian Pröbstl, Jan Jiří Schauberger (? before 1725 Vienna, active in Olomouc – 1744 Brno), Jan Scherz, Anton Schweigl (1700 Gaiming in Tirol – 1761 Brno), Jan Jiří Etgens (1691–1757, Brno), František Řehoř Ignác Eckstein (1689? Židovice u Žatce – 1741 Lviv), Josef Stern (1716 Graz – 1775 Brno), Felix Ivo Leicher (1727 Bílovec – 1812 Vienna), Josef Ignác Havelka (1716 Ústí nad Orlicí – 1788 Brno), František Vavřinec Korompay (1723 Rohatec u Strážnice – 1779 Brno), Antonín Richter, Michele Fontana, Michael Ignác Gunst
The vault of this single-nave building opens onto a celestial sphere with a monumental fresco. The illusionary architecture graduates into genuine pilasters and stucco decoration. The altarpieces, by artists from the Vienna Academy, provided for the people of Brno their first encounter with a new painting style that drew on Dutch and Flemish art of the 17th century. The uniformly furnished interior is complemented by an original organ (1732). The monastery library is among the best preserved in the Czech lands. The church highlights include the mystical Loreto Chapel with its Holy Stairs.

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Historical and Artistic Introduction