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A Danish painter, Jean Jacques Stunder, representative of the European enlightenment and classicism found Slovakia his second homeland. He studied at Copenhagen Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, stayed in Italy and Vienna. He came to the Kingdom of Hungary at Ferenc Kazinczy’s invitation (1793) who wanted to establish an academy of arts in order to edify culture of his country. However, his intention failed, Kazinczy was accused of participation in “Hungarian Jacobin” conspiracy and finally sentenced. Nonetheless, Stunder found his patrons in circles of Kazinczy’s supporters, Freemasons, intelligentsia and reformed Catholics. He settled in Levoča and married Elisabeth (1797), the...

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