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The First Biennial Competition for Young Authors Published in the Journal Umění/Art
02 / 07 / 2015

The First Biennial Competition for Young Authors Published in the Journal Umění/Art

On 29 May 2015 the results of the first biennial competition for young authors published in the journal Umění/Art were announced at an informal ceremony in Café Kampus. Twenty-one researchers in the early stages of their careers took part in the competition, with a total of twenty-four articles published in the high-impact journal Umění/Art in the period 2013-2014. The first prize went to Jan Zachariáš for his article “Vincent van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes: An Attempt at an Interpretation” (Umění LII, 2014, pp. 354–370). The jury also gave a special mention to Věra Laštovičková for her study “Architektur als ‘versteinerte Musik’: Die theoretische Reflexion der Architektur in der deutschen Romantik und bei Bernhard Grueber” (Umění LII, 2014, pp. 439–453) and to Tomáš Murár for the essay “‘The Entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II’: Royalty Representation and its Visualization in a Festival Book by John Ogilby and Wenceslaus Hollar” (Umění LII, 2014, pp. 516–528). Original diplomas were designed for all the award-winners by Jan Šerých, who is responsible for the current graphic design of the magazine Umění/Art.
Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability
26 / 06 / 2015

Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability

The Institute of Art History, the Czech Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to public lectures organized as a part of the advanced-level workshops in photograph conservation offered by the Getty Conservation Institute. Bertrand Lavédrine (Centre de Recherches sur la Conservation des Documents Graphiques ) and Tomáš Vyhlídal (The Czech Technical University in Prague) will give their lectures on Thursday, July 16, 2015, 16:00 at the Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a, Praha 1. For a program see this atachement.

Přiložený soubor: POSTER_public lecture.pdf

Přiložený soubor: Prednaska_web_Lavedrine and Vyhlidal_short bio.pdf

Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability
22 / 06 / 2015

Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability

The workshop will be offered on 13 – 24 July 2015 by the Getty Conservation Institute in partnership with the Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences. The workshop will take place at the facilities of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), the Department of Photography.

Přiložený soubor: POSTER_workshop.pdf

The ‘Naumburg Master’: A German Myth Reconsidered
16 / 06 / 2015

The ‘Naumburg Master’: A German Myth Reconsidered

Christoph Brachmann, Professor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the lecture ’The ‘Naumburg Master: A German Myth Reconsidered‘ held on the 23th June 2015 at 4. 00 p.m. in the Institute of Art History, Husova 4, Prague 1, room 117.

Přiložený soubor: brachmann.pdf

Rembrandt’s Tram: Cubism, Tradition, and ‘Other’ Art
16 / 06 / 2015

Rembrandt’s Tram: Cubism, Tradition, and ‘Other’ Art

Artists and artworks of Cubism are displayed now on the exhibition ’Rembrandt’s Tram: Cubism, Tradition, and Other Art’ in Pilsen, Gallery "13", from 10 June 2015 until 13 September 2015. The Czech Cubism of the Group of Fine Artists (Skupina vytvarných umělců) is an extraordinary source of material from which to understand how the modernist movement related to European tradition and to ‘other’ art and exotic forms of expression. The pioneers of Cubism – painters Emil Filla, Vincenc Beneš, Josef Čapek, Antonín Procházka, sculptor Otto Gutfreund, architects Pavel Janák, Josef Gočár, Josef Chochol, Vlastislav Hofman and others – drew on a broad base of inspirations to formulate their creative and intellectual ideas. Their range of interests was regularly on display between 1911 and 1914 in the group’s Art Monthly review (Umělecký měsíčník) and in the group’s exhibitions. They embraced a variety of European and non-European cultures of different periods: from Antiquity to the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Age and up to modern French art represented by Paul Cézanne, André Derain, and Pablo Picasso. Examples of their work show how they sought to resolve specific problems associated with questions of form and simultaneously to reinforce the legitimacy of modern expression by tying it to a historical tradition.

Přiložený soubor: TZ_Rembrandtova tramvaj. Kubismus, tradice a jiné umění.pdf

Umění / Art 2014–6
09 / 06 / 2015

Umění / Art 2014–6

In the sixth issues of Umění / Art 2014 we would like to draw your attention to articles about ’The Mantegna Tarocchi and the View of the World in Northern Italy in the 15th Century‘ by Eva Skopalová, about the representation of royalty in the article on the book ‘The Entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II’ by Tomáš Murár or ‘The Sacred Image in Bohemia in the First Third of the 19th Century’ by Pavla Machalíková.
Research forum of the CEFRES in Prague
01 / 04 / 2015

Research forum of the CEFRES in Prague

The Institute of Art History ASCR invites you to attend the Research forum in humanities and social sciences: Art history / Philosophy will be held on Tuesday, 14 April 2014 at 2.00 p.m. in the Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a and Literature / Art History / Aesthetic / Musicology on Wednesday, 13 Mai at 2.00 p.m. in the Institute of Czech Literature ASCR, Na Florenci 3. This upcoming April a series of bi-disciplinary gatherings will allow researchers from every field in the humanities and the social sciences to introduce their research topics. Discussions will help coining down potential collaborations with the CEFRES. The new director of the center, Ms. Clara Royer, will outline the perspectives of an institution, which after 25 years of existence, is turning into a key element of the Czech academic milieu.

Přiložený soubor: Vyzva Cefres Umeni Filo Litt.jpg

Studia Rudolphina 14
16 / 03 / 2015

Studia Rudolphina 14

The new issue no.14 of the bulletin Studia Rudolphina has been just published by the Center for Visual Arts and Culture in the Age of Rudolf II.

Přiložený soubor: SR14_contents.pdf

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása
05 / 03 / 2015

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása

It is thirty years since the death of one of the leading Czech art historians, the mediaevalist Josef Krása. His work as a specialist was closely connected with the Institute for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked from 1957 onwards. As secretary for research at the Institute, editor-in-chief of the journal Umění, and member of the academic committee for art research of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the international committee of CIHA, and a number of other scholarly and editorial committees, he played a role of fundamental importance in preserving and developing the field of art history in the exceptionally difficult period of “normalisation” in the 1980s, when he courageously promoted the need to accept and reflect on important international methodological concepts. The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic later expressed its appreciation of the exceptional contribution made by Josef Krása, and in April 2003 it awarded him the František Palacký honorary medal in the field of art history in memoriam.

Přiložený soubor: UDU_pozvanka_josef_krasa.jpg

05 / 03 / 2015

Programme of support for promising human resources

The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences announces selection proceedings for inclusion in the “Programme of support for promising human resources – Salary support for post-doctoral researchers in the workplaces of the Czech Academy of Sciences”. Please submit this basic information by 20. 3. 2015 to the Secretariat of the Director of the Institute. The candidate may only be an employee with university education equivalent to the qualification level of “post-doctoral”, at most 2 years after the defence of the title of PhD. This period does not include time spent on parental/maternity leave. The application for inclusion in the selection proceedings should contain: - The professional CV of the candidate and evidence of his/her research and eventually organisational and pedagogical skills, - List of published articles - The name of the research theme and general work programme of the proposed candidate, including the names of the projects on which he/she will be working. Candidates who are successful in the selection proceedings of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences will continue to the contest for the Academy as a whole, which will decide on two years financial support.

Přiložený soubor: Support for human resources_CAS postdocs.docx

International Summer School on Baroque Architecture, 5-12 July 2015
27 / 02 / 2015

International Summer School on Baroque Architecture, 5-12 July 2015

The international summer school “Baroque Rural Churches in the Context of European Culture” is being prepared for the week 5-12 July 2015 by the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, the Roman Catholic parish in Broumov, and the civic association Omnium, in cooperation with the Czech National Heritage Institute, the Cultural Heritage Documentation and Digitisation Centre at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, and the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice in Litomyšl. Students, teachers, and specialist staff from the following institutions of higher education and other institutions have agreed to take part and to be involved in the preparations for the meeting: Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; Institute of Art History, Zagreb; France Stele Institute of Art History, Ljubljana; the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna; the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague; the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc; the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno; and the Faculty of Catholic Theology and the Arts Faculty of Charles University in Prague. The meeting will take place under the auspices of the Czech National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Přiložený soubor: Broumovsko_Letni_skola_2015_04.pdf

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása
19 / 02 / 2015

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása

It is thirty years since the death of one of the leading Czech art historians, the mediaevalist Josef Krása. His work as a specialist was closely connected with the Institute for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked from 1957 onwards. As secretary for research at the Institute, editor-in-chief of the journal Umění, and member of the academic committee for art research of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the international committee of CIHA, and a number of other scholarly and editorial committees, he played a role of fundamental importance in preserving and developing the field of art history in the exceptionally difficult period of “normalisation” in the 1980s, when he courageously promoted the need to accept and reflect on important international methodological concepts. The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic later expressed its appreciation of the exceptional contribution made by Josef Krása, and in April 2003 it awarded him the František Palacký honorary medal in the field of art history in memoriam.
Invisible Loyalty? The 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues
19 / 02 / 2015

Invisible Loyalty? The 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues

On 26-28 February 2015 researchers from Germany, Austria, France, the USA, and the Czech Republic gathered in Plzeň to discuss the phenomenon of loyalty in 19th-century culture and society at the 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues. This year’s symposium, with the theme “Invisible Loyalty? Austrians, Germans and Czechs in 19th-Century Czech Culture”, was organised by the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Institute of Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition entitled “The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German, and Czech Cultural Loyalties in 19th-Century Czech Art”, prepared by the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in cooperation with the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The West Bohemian Museum in Plzeň also prepared an exhibition to accompany the symposium. A literary evening focusing on Johannes Urzidil’s work Ich bin hinternational took place in the Artamo coffee-house, Čelakovského 5, Plzeň.

Přiložený soubor: plzen35.pdf

Přiložený soubor: Pozvánka Riziko loyálnosti.pdf

The Exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty?” Opens in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in Exhibition Room “13”
18 / 02 / 2015

The Exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty?” Opens in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in Exhibition Room “13”

We invite you to visit exhibition room “13” in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň, where the exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German, and Czech Cultural Loyalties in 19th-Century Czech Art” is now open. The exhibition was prepared by Taťána Petrasová from the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, together with Markéta Theinhardt from Université Paris 4 – Sorbonne. The theme corresponds to the focus of this year’s meeting of experts on 19th-century issues, which is being held in Plzeň this year for the 35th time.

Přiložený soubor: Pozvanka webova Riziko loyalnosti.pdf

Best wishes for 2015
22 / 12 / 2014

Best wishes for 2015

The Institute of Art History wishes you all the best for 2015.

Přiložený soubor: udu pf 2015.jpg

The Czech Chamber of Architects awarded Prof. Rostislav Švácha
07 / 12 / 2014

The Czech Chamber of Architects awarded Prof. Rostislav Švácha

The Czech Chamber of Architects (Czech acronym ČKA) this year awarded its annual Pocta prize to Professor Rostislav Švácha, a respected expert on modern and Baroque architecture from the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. ČKA has awarded this prize since 2000 to figures who have found a prominent place in the history of modern Bohemian and Moravian architecture. In explaining the reasons for this year’s choice the commission stressed the “clear views on the calling of architecture” expressed by this historian of architecture and university teacher in advocating the acceptance of architecture by contemporary Czech society as an important cultural and social phenomenon. Švácha’s books, published by the prestigious MIT University Press – Karel Teige, 1900-1951: L´Enfant Terrible of the Czech Modernist Avant-Garde, Cambridge, Mass. - London 1999 (co-editor Eric Dluhosch), and The Architecture of New Prague, 1895-1945, Cambridge, Mass. - London 1995 – promoted Czech avant-garde architecture in a world setting.
Umění / Art 2014–4
05 / 12 / 2014

Umění / Art 2014–4

In the fourth issues of Umění / Art 2014 we would like to draw your attention to articles about the depiction of reality in the Late Middle Ages by Meteusz Grzęda or a new interpretation of van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes. Do not miss an treatise of Skarina’s Russian Bible in the context of Christian and Jewish book printing in Prague in the early sixteenth century.
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI
19 / 11 / 2014

Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI

On 27-28 November 2014 an international conference will take place in Prague entitled “Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI”. This two-day meeting of specialists is a follow-up to the international symposium “The European Artistic Avant-Garde c. 1910-1930: Formations, Networks and Transnational Strategies” held in Stockholm in 2013. The conference will focus on issues relating to the national, the transnational, and the cosmopolitan in modernist and avant-garde art before the outbreak of the First World War, during the war, and after it. Geographically the presentations will concentrate on the regions of Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, and Scandinavia. Venue: Academic Conference Centre, Husova 4A, Prague 1. The conference is free of charge.

Přiložený soubor: WWI_ poster_JPG.jpg

Přiložený soubor: WWI_programme_actual.pdf

Option statt Mission: J. L. Hildebrandt und der böhmische Guarinismus
18 / 11 / 2014

Option statt Mission: J. L. Hildebrandt und der böhmische Guarinismus

You are invited to attend a lecture ‘Option statt Mission: J L Hildebrandt und der böhmische Guarinismus‘ by Peter Heinrich Jahn (Technische Universität Dresden) which will be held as a part of the cycle of lectures Collegium Historiae Artium on Wednesday 28 November 2014 at 3.30 p.m. on the premises of the Institute of Art History at Husova 4, Prague 1, in room 117 on the first floor.

Přiložený soubor: CHA_Peter Heinrich Jahn.pdf

Integral and Integralism: towards the total avant-garde
12 / 11 / 2014

Integral and Integralism: towards the total avant-garde

You are invited to attend a lecture ‘Integral and Integralism: towards the total avant-garde’ by Erwin Kessler, Academiei Romane, Bucharest, which will be held as part of the cycle of lectures Collegium Historiae Artium on Thursday 20 November 2014 at 3.30 p.m. The lecture will be held on the premises of the Institute of Art History at Husova 4, Prague 1, in room 117 on the first floor. The avant-garde magazine Integral was founded in Bucharest in March 1925, had 15 issues, and ceased to appear in April 1928.

Přiložený soubor: CHA_Erwin Kessler_03.jpg

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