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Baroque Inspirations: Adaptation and Interpretation of Models and Motives´ Migration in Painting of the 17th -18th Century
Barokové inšpirácie: Adaptácia a interpretácia predlôh a migrácia motívov v maliarstve 17. - 18. storočia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Medvecký Jozef CSc.
Annotation:Studies on the relationship between painting and graphics in the Baroque period. Analysis of the role and importance of reproduced graphic models as an inspiration in the creation process of painted artworks and explication of working methods with models on the examples of pictures and wall paintings preserved in Slovakia from the 17th and 18th century.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2017

Classicism - Quest for Paragons of Perfection in Fine Art of the 2nd Half of the 18th and 19th Century in Slovakia
Klasicizmus - hľadanie vzorov dokonalosti vo výtvarnom umení 2. polovice 18. a 19. storočia na Slovensku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Herucová Marta Ph.D.
Annotation:Classicism together with Romanticism belongs to the key styles of the 2nd half of 18th and 19th century. It developed in several phases from Baroque Classicism, Louis XVI style and Empire style to Neoclassicism. Crystallized ideas and means of expression are perceived as basic. It unrolled under the influence of Enlightenment and affected all forms of art. Paintings and sculptures, drawings and graphics preserved in Slovakia show a strong perception of this style. Certain art works class directly as the artistic achievements of French, British, Italian, German, and Austrian provenance, others followed them, and it is possible to discuss also some interesting Slovak connectios. The realisation of the intended project will offer a representative overview and art historian analyses of Classicistic art works in Slovakia and it will introduce its authors on the base of the latest knowledge. Considerable attention will be paid to the conditions of their creation, to their histories, meanings as well as donators.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Slovak-French and French-Slovak Relations in the Area of Fine Art in the 20th Century
Slovensko-francúzske a francúzsko-slovenské vzťahy v oblasti výtvarného umenia a jeho interpretácie počas 20. storočia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Bartošová Zuzana Ph.D.
Annotation:In the 20th century, mainly in the first half, Paris was an international centre of fine art. It was the ambition of every Slovak artist to travel to Paris and get acquainted with modern and avant-garde art. The stay in Paris considerably enriched their work with inspirations by French art, or the art of French School. The traces of individual styles can be found in works of the most significant Slovak painters and sculptors. Those who were lucky to stay in Paris for a longer period of time even managed to establish long-lasting contacts and relationships or get involved in international art scene. The project will focus on the aforementioned relations in the course of the 20th century. It will also deal with French-Slovak relations, which have been and still are alive due to the interest of some significant Parisian art critics and art theorists in Slovak fine art of the second half of the 20th century.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

Medieval Monasteries of the Mendicant Orders in Slovakia
Stredoveké kláštory žobravých reholí na Slovensku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Pomfyová Bibiana PhD.
Annotation:Monasteries of mendicant orders represent the most numerous group of medieval monasteries in Slovakia. Despite this fact they were up-to-date never the subject of systematic research. Proposed project will attempt at least partially to dispatch this deficit. Two outputs are planned. Art-historical (predominantly architectural), archaeological, epigraphic, and palaeographic monuments, i.e. preserved monument fund, will be processed and assembled in a standard scientific catalogue. The second output - monograph - will include the interdisciplinary , cultural-historical analysis, with particular attention paid to the architecture of mendicant orders. We will investigate the sacral space as a place of interaction between the action (liturgy, homilies, various social reunions and events), material architectural frame, and other parts that shaped the interior and exterior of mendicant edifices.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Style in Crisis
Štýl v kríze
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. PhDr. Bakoš Ján DrSc.
Annotation:Until the 80s of the 20th century style and the history of style and style analysis belonged to the key concepts of art history. A turn came into being at that time: The idea of style suddenly disappeared from the actual discourse on the history of art. Even the concept of style lost its privileged position among the fundamental categories of art history. To map out the changes the concept of style and style history went through and to analyze the reasons and motivations of the so called present "crisis of style" are the main goals of this project.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

3KRALI - The Three Magi as a Theme in the Art in Slovakia - Interdisciplinary Studies on Cultural Tradition and Communication
Téma Troch kráľov v umení Slovenska - interdisciplinárne štúdie kultúrnej tradície a komunikácie
Program: APVV
Project leader: Prof. PhDr. Gerát Ivan PhD.
Annotation:There is a possibility how to open the original Hebrew horizon of Evangelistary through the Three Magi as a topic and this subject resonated and resonates in the culture of several countries. We could follow its development and difference at the field of European culture which is characterized by the surviving of the basic subjects and motifs in the different cultural levels. Also, there is the way how to record, document and study this theme from the point of different disciplines. History and theories of the theatre, music and fine arts are in the center of our attention in this proposal. All of them are based on its own methodological tradition; through the interdisciplinary dialog could be opened the new prospectives especially at that point when the different representations of the theme of research cross and form the concrete historical image of piety, commemorating, ritual practices or theatrical performances.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

The Fundamental Concepts of Image Theory in Interdisciplinary Reflexion and Art-historical Application
Základné pojmy teórie obrazu v interdisciplinárnej reflexii a umenovednej praxi
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. PhDr. Gerát Ivan PhD.
Annotation:The investigation into the fundamental concepts of image theory, which is the core of the project, will take place in an interdisciplinary dialogue between art history and a broad spectrum of other disciplines (philosophy, theology, psychology, cognitive sciences). The chosen concepts, e.g. "image", "representation", "function" or "symbol" will be analysed on theoretical level and, simultaneously, there will be applied in form of case studies into the contexts of early medieval visual culture in a geographical space between Vienna and Kraków. The questions of intermediality, especially the relationship between the texts and images, will be the key problem. A view on the different functions of image in the liturgical and architectonical space is planned to be a particular focus of the interdisciplinary research. Analysing chosen examples, we will attempt to synthesize knowledge from the contemporary theory of image, iconography, iconology, phenomenology, theology and history of liturgy.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Projects total: 7