PLATZER, Johann Georg
(b. 1704, St Paul in Eppan, d. 1761, St Michael in Eppan)

Miraculous Catch of Fish

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Oil on copper, 44 x 63 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

In Vienna, Platzer had the opportunity to study the sumptuous and sensuous paintings of the 17th-century School of Antwerp, and he expressed his preference for this school in his paintings. As a history painter, Platzer was equally at home with historical scenes, scenes from classical mythology and from the Bible. The Miraculous Catch of Fish" (Luke 5, 1-11) exemplifies his preference for multifigured scenes.