Department of Early Modern Art

The Department is concerned with research into the Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque art of Bohemia and Moravia in its international contexts and broader cultural connections.

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Staff

PhDr. Beket Bukovinská, Mgr. Sylva Dobalová, Ph.D., Prof. PhDr. Lubomir Konečný, Mgr. Martin Krummholz, PhD., Mgr. Martin Mádl, PhD., PhDr. Ivan Muchka (Head of the Department), PhD., Mgr. Ivo Purš, PhD., PhDr. Michal Šroněk, CSc., Mgr. Štěpán Vácha, PhD.

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Department publications

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Research projects

History of Czech Visual Art in foreign-language versions

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Grant projects

2009

Martin Mádl

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Paintings in the Bohemian Lands II: Giacomo Tencalla and his circle of patrons in the 1670s and 1680s

Czech Science Foundation No. 408/09/0949

Ivo Purš

An analysis of scientific, cultural, and historical aspects of Michael Maier’s theory of medical alchemy carried out chiefly on the basis of two rare extant copies of his books printed in Prague in 1609, 2007–2009

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences No. 3624435093

Ivo Purš

Research into the Ferdinand of Tirol library – aspects of history of arts and culture (2005–2008)

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences, programme "Support for targeted research projects", No. 1QS800330501

Michal Šroněk

Pictures as instruments of Catholic confessional polemic in the Czech lands in the period 1550–1650, 2009-2012

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences No. IAA800330902

2008

Martin Mádl

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Paintings in the Bohemian Lands I: Ceiling Painting in the Context of Monastic Architecture, 2008–1010

Czech Science Foundation No. 408/08/0745

Ivo Purš

An analysis of scientific, cultural, and historical aspects of Michael Maier’s theory of medical alchemy carried out chiefly on the basis of two rare extant copies of his books printed in Prague in 1609, 2007–2009

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences No. 3624435093

2007

Beket Bukovinská (co-researcher I. P. Muchka)

The Kunstkammer of Rudolf II, 2005–2007

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences No. A800330503

Martin Mádl

Baroque mural painting in Prague (2005–2007)

Czech Science Foundation No. 408/05/0753

Ivo Purš

An analysis of scientific, cultural, and historical aspects of Michael Maier’s theory of medical alchemy carried out chiefly on the basis of two rare extant copies of his books printed in Prague in 1609, 2007–2009

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences No. 3624435093

Michal Šroněk

The media and structures of confessional identity in the Czech lands in the late Middle Ages and the early Modern Age (1380–1620), 2005–2007

Czech Science Foundation No. 408/05/0574

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Exhibition projects

2010

"Hans von Aachen (1552–1615) – Court Artist in Europe", Suermondt Museum Aachen – Obrazárna Pražského hradu [Prague Castle Picture Gallery], Praha. 1. 8.– 3. 10. 2010  – Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien 2010, (Lubomír Konečný, Beket Bukovinská, Ivan Muchka)

2009

"The path taken by a life. Rabbi Jehuda Leva ben Becalel (ca. 1525–1609)", Pražský hrad [Prague Castle], Praha.  (joint organiser Ivo Purš),

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Conferences

2010

Hans von Aachen and new research in the transfer of artistic ideas into Central Europe, Prague, 22–25 September 2010, (convenor Beket Bukovinská, Lubomír Konečný)

2008

Ceiling Painting around 1700: Public and Private Devotion in the Towns of Central Europe and North Italy, Ljubljana, 16–17 October 2008, (convenor Martin Mádl)

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Current projects

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