13. Internationaler Kongress zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, Graz 2011 FrançaisDeutsch hochISECSUniversity of Music and Performing Arts GrazAustrian Society for Eighteenth-Century StudiesUniversity of Graz
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Picture Explanation

Veneration of the Holy Eucharist
Copyright by Alte Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (Schloss Eggenberg)

Picture Description
This first draft likely originates from Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner, who operated in Austria and Southern Germany.
The picture shows the veneration of the Holy Eucharist through the four (at that time known) continents. Europe, Asia, America and Afrika are represented by different figures.

The Veneration of the Holy Eucharist

Picture Symbolism
The picture, which is situated in Graz, was chosen as role model for the 13th International Congress of 18th Century Studies, because on the one hand it reflects the contemporary idea of globalisation and on the other hand it spotlights the common ground – formally in the context of Christianity, intentionally also associable with the idea of Enlightenment.