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Institute: Institute of Art History

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

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

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: SRDA
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

The total number of projects: 4