Photograph: Pavel Čech
© Moravská galerie v Brně
New Town Hall
Brno, Moravia, Czech Republic
1659–1672; 1717–1745; 1766–1777
Secular – administration building
Pavel Weinberger, Mořic Grimm (1669 Achdorf – 1757 Brno), František Řehoř Ignác Eckstein (1689? Židovice u Žatce – 1741 Lviv), Daniel Gran (1694 Vienna – 1757 St. Pölten), Gaetano Fanti (1687 Bologna – 1759 Vienna), Josef Winterhalder Jr. (1743 Vöhrenbach – 1807 Znojmo)
The Moravian Provincial Assembly held sessions in the Dominican Monastery. The decorative subject matter in the Assembly Hall is encompassed by the slogan “Civil Virtue Makes the Moravian Land Happy”, a saying defined by the Provincial Governor M. O. Kounic in accordance with his policies, which included acknowledgement of the right to rule in the female line and the guarantee of Moravian virtue and wealth through affiliation with the Danube states.
D. Gran’s mural in the Assembly Hall sealed his reputation as one of the most sought-after fresco artists of the first half of the 18th century.
Historical Cross Referencing
Historical and Artistic Introduction