Thursday, 15-June – 11:30hs
Venue: AULA LEOPOLDINA, University of Wroclaw.
Address: plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-145 Wrocław, Poland.
Aula Leopoldina, the largest and most representative part of the main building of the University of Wrocław, is a valuable and unique secular monument of the late Baroque. Built in 1728-1732 together with the entire complex of university buildings, it received its name in honor of Emperor Leopold I, the founder of the University in 1702. The hall was designed by Christophorus Tausch, a student of Andrea Pozza, a famous Italian architect, painter and philosopher. It was covered with frescoes by Johann Christoph Handke from Olomouc. The creator of the figural sculptures was Franz Joseph Mangoldt, a well-known Wrocław artist from Moravia, and the stucco ornaments and marbling were made by the Italian master Ignazio Provisore. These artists perfectly realized Andrea Pozza's artistic vision: sculpture, architecture and painting form one organic whole.