Adolf Karol Sandoz was a 19th-century Polish artist who spent his life and developed his artistic career in France. He can be linked with a circle of artist-travellers, who searched for new sources of inspiration in the Orient. […]
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Adolf Karol Sandoz był jednym z dziewiętnastowiecznych artystów polskiego pochodzenia, który swoje życie i karierę artystyczną związał z Francją. Możemy umieścić go także w kręgu artystów-podróżników, którzy poszukiwali nowych źródeł inspiracji w krajach Orientu. […]
By studying objects from the former collection of Gaston de Saint-Maurice (1831-1905) now in the Louvre and the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, this article elucidates different aspects of the taste for reuse of architectural elements and decorative artefacts in the 19th century. […]
0146 Karina Lykke Grand, The Image of Travelling. Travel Paintings and Writings by the Danish Golden Age Painter Martinus Rørbye
The Danish painter Martinus Rørbye was among the Danish artists who reinvented the genre of travel painting in the 1830s. His development of a new complex pictorial strategy was in many ways an answer to […]
0145 Jesús Ángel Sánchez-García, Performing Dumas. Architecture and Mise en Scène at the Château de Monte-Cristo
When Alexandre Dumas père was at the peak of his success, he was personally involved in the design and construction of the Château de Monte-Cristo (Port-Marly, France, 1847). The architectural and ornamental features of this lavish abode can be interpreted as […]
0144 Susana Varela Flor, Portraits by Feliciano de Almeida (1635-1694) in Cosimo III de' Medici's Gallery
During his short visit to Portugal from 9 January to 1 March 1669, Cosimo III de' Medici established contacts with the high nobles of the Portuguese court and familiarized himself with the political and economic history of Portugal, recently liberated from the Spanish Crown. In the aftermath of this visit, he commissioned fifteen portraits of the generals of the War of Restoration (1640-1668). […]
0143 Armen Kazaryan, İsmail Yavuz Özkaya and Alin Pontioğlu, The Church of Surb Prkich in Ani (1035)
This is the first article of a projected series of reports concerning the architecture and conservation of the Church of the Redeemer (dated to 1035) in the medieval Armenian capital of Ani in the present-day Turkish province of Kars. […]
0142 Barbara Balážová, Der Planetenhumpen von Neusohl/Banská Bystrica. Meisterliches Objekt – sichere Anlage – elitäre Repräsentation
Following an analysis of the exceptional tankard in the collection of Stredoslovenské múzeum in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, this case study brings attention to the huge European market of goldsmithery in the Renaissance era and the intercultural exchange in Central Slovakian mining towns around 1550. […]
The paper explores the history of the restoration of Bratislava Castle, the typical symbol of Slovakia's capital. It concentrates on the extensive reconstruction of the castle carried out in the late 1950s and 1960s under the former Czechoslovak communist regime. […]
0140 Polina Kosmadaki: The Greek Pavilion in the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. New Perspectives for National Art in the Context of Regionalism
This paper discusses the impact of the ideological trends of the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne which took place in Paris, in 1937, on Greece’s national participation in the exhibition. The modern artworks it showcased will serve as a case study to investigate notions of regionalism.
0139 Carlos Bártolo: Damned Words: The Use and Disuse of "Modern" as an Attribute for the Interpretation of Folk Customs in Theatrical Revue Stage and Costume Design at the Turn of the 1930s in Portugal
O Notícias Ilustrado was published from 1928 to 1935, coinciding with the emergence of Salazar's dictatorship. Reporting the cosmopolitan life, it described itself as "the only graphic newspaper of modern and European appearance".
This essay aims to present the shifting relations between North America and the South - South America and the South of Europe - through the work of the historian George Kubler. […]
0137 Mariana Pinto dos Santos, On Being Modern: Possibilities of Resistance through Primitivism and Ingenuousness in Ernesto de Sousa and Almada Negreiros
This paper aims to contrast the particular uses of the modern categories of ingenuity and primitivism both in Almada Negreiros and Ernesto de Sousa within their broader presence in twentieth century art. […]
0136 Matina Kousidi, Through the Lens of Sigfried Giedion. Exploring Modernism and the Greek Vernacular in Situ
Focusing on Sigfried Giedion’s initial visit to Greece, in the scope of CIAM IV, this study explores his approach to the myth of the Mediterranean as a germ of the Western modernist architecture.
Rafael Barradas’ Vibrationism is often recognised, together with Planism and Ultraism, as one of the first avant-garde movements to emerge in Spain; however, little attention has been paid to its intellectual roots and its Catalan and European context.
This paper discusses the notion of modernism by relating it to three artistic movements – Modernisme, Noucentisme and the Avant-garde – which developed in Catalonia between the 1880s and the early 1920s. […]
0133 Joana Brites, Is there an Ideologically-Biased Broadening of the Concept of Modern Architecture?
This paper examines and discusses the postmodern historiographical revision of the concept of modernism in architecture. […]
By re-evaluating the anthropophagic understanding of the cannibal's alterity, this paper proposes Antropofagia as driven by a collaborative cosmopolitanism. It shows how Antropofagia antagonised the status quo of the Brazilian academies, broaching its commitment to national issues on the ethno-racial structure and the cultural identity of a young Republic.
In this special issue you will find a discussion on southern modernisms stemming from an exploratory research project funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) between 2014 and 2015. […]
The text sums up the knowledge on the personality of Philipp van den Bossche who worked at the Prague court of Rudolph II as a silk-embroider. Heinrich Modern opened a fresh view on this artist as an outstanding landscape drawer [...]
The article takes as its point of departure the various meanings of the Spanish word "trama", observing and ordering these as they relate to different aspects of the art of printmaking. The phenomenon of trama [...]
The early works of the Danish artist Thomas Bang were profoundly shaped by the contemporary movements in American art of the 1960s and 1970s when sculpture became a hotbed of expansive experiments [...]
0127 Sven Schuster, The "Brazilian Native" on Display: Indianist Artwork and Ethnographic Exhibits at the World's Fairs, 1862-1889
Between 1862 and 1889, the Empire of Brazil participated in the most important world's fairs in Europe and North America. Representations of Brazil's population and culture [...]
0126 Iva Pasini Tržec und Ljerka Dulibić, Zwei Gemälde niederländischer Meister in Zagreb – Provenienz und Rezeptionsgeschichte
The authors present the complex reception history of two paintings in the Dutch Painting Collection at the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters in Zagreb, reconstructing their provenance [...]
0125 Maciej Sawicki, Between Memory and Oblivion of the Shoah. The Problem of Aesthetic Neutralization of the Past in Saul Friedländer's Historical Thinking (English version)
In his writings, Saul Friedländer described the problem of individual memory of the Shoah as one of the main limits of discourse. The critical point of his reflection on memory can be found in the [...]
0124 Maciej Sawicki, Między pamięcią a zapomnieniem Shoah. Problem estetycznej neutralizacji przeszłości w myśleniu historycznym Saula Friedländera (Polish version)
W tekstach Saula Friedländera problem indywidualnej pamięci Shoah stanowił jedną z głównych granic dla dyskursu. Punktem krytycznym jego refleksji nad pamięcią stała się [...]
0123 Wojciech Szymański, A place of memory – monument – counter-monument. Artistic strategies of commemoration in Krakow's district of Podgórze (English version)
In recent years, Krakow's district of Podgórze has witnessed the erection of several works in public space that are concerned with the memory of the place. A monumental piece erected by Witold Cęckiewicz in the 1960s [...]
0122 Wojciech Szymański, Miejsce pamięci – pomnik – anty-pomnik. Artystyczne strategie upamiętniania na terenie krakowskiego Podgórza (Polish version)
Krakowska dzielnica Podgórze w ostatnich latach doczekała się w przestrzeni publicznej kilku realizacji, które odnoszą się do pamięci miejsca. Do monumentlanego, wzniesionego w latach sześćdziesiątych przez [...]
Przedmiotem artykułu są rozważania na temat specyfiki Europy Środkowej w zakresie kolekcji i muzeów sztuki współczesnej oraz możliwość stworzenia alternatywy [...]
The paper presents reflections on the specificity of collections and museums of contemporary art in Central Europe and considers a possibility of creating a regional alternative for the West. The analysis [...]