CONFERENCE: Fine Art Patronage in c. 1800

CONFERENCE: Fine Art Patronage in c. 1800

Place Main Building of the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Gondova 2, Bratislava, room no. G 236, SLOVAKIA
Organizer Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
More info https://fphil.uniba.sk/uploads/media/Fine_Art_Patronage_1800_programm.pdf

Fine Art Patronage in c. 1800
International scientific colloquium
Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava

Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava is preparing an international colloquium oriented to the subject of fine art patronage, which will take place in October 11, 2019. The main territory of research will be focused on the northern part of the Hungarian Kingdom, which now represents Slovakia, reaching beyond the main fine art centers in Central Europe.
The turn of the 18th and 19th century, so called “meantime”, from the death of Maria Theresa and Congress of Vienna, from baroque to classicism, was very unique period for the development of arts and culture in Europe. Naturally, it reflected in all cultural environment and in the transformation of preferences of the art patrons from aristocracy and clergy. It was the time when the Enlightenment brought modernization, the time of unprecedented change, which was very important for the formation of the new type of society. In the time from 1780 to 1815, the territory of present day Slovakia changes at the cultural level. The art collecting, the academic artists‘ activities in the Kingdom of Hungary and the expansion of tourism – “town tourism” had their share in this transformation. The importance of Pressburg (Bratislava), as a centre of culture and society, city of Diets and coronation of Hungarian monarchs, was fading away. Many governmental offices moved to Buda. The traditional position of art centres, although becoming increasingly local still remained in Spiš region, mining towns and the city Košice. The colloquy aims to elaborate on significant figures who by their patronage of fine art and architecture contributed to the refinement of the local society. We would like to focus also on the subject of changes of the position of the artists in the society, where artists received the education at the art academies. Patrons and artists had to tackle the issues related to the overlapping of the traditional and innovative taking place at the turn of the 18th and 19th century.

Program

9:30
doc. Katarína Kolbiarz Chmelinová, PhD., Mgr. Katarína Beňová, PhD. (Department of Art History, FiF, Comenius University in Bratislava) – Welcome speech

1. Section
Chair: doc. Katarína Kolbiarz Chmelinová, PhD.

10:00 – 10:20
Mgr. Katarína Beňová, PhD. (Department of Art History, FiF, Comenius University in Bratislava) - Achatius Gottlieb Rähmel and his clients between Vienna and Pressburg (Bratislava)
10:20 – 10:40
Mgr. Katarína Tánczosová (Monument Board of Slovak Republic, Bratislava) – Painter from Pressburg (Bratislava) František Schön: Significant Ecclesiastical Artwork from the Perspective of their Patrons
10:40 – 11:00
Mgr. Patrik Farkaš (Department of Art History, FF, Palacký University, Olomouc) - Reception of Landscape Painting in the Territory of Contemporary Slovakia from the Art Patronage Point of View

Discussion and coffee break

2. section
Chair: Mgr. Katarína Beňová, PhD.

11:30 – 11:50
doc. Katarína Kolbiarz Chmelinová, PhD. (Department of Art History, FiF, Comenius University in Bratislava) - Questions on Patronage of the Illusionistic Painting by Erasmus Schrött in the Most Holy Trinity Church in Košice from 1797
11:50 – 12:10
Dr. hab. Michał Wardzyński (Institute of Art History, Warsaw University, Warsaw) - Witness of the Catastrophe – Analysis of Art Patronage of Greater Poland from the Period of Partitions of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Demonstrated on the Life of Viennese Academist Wenzl Johann Boehm
12:10 – 12:30
Mgr. Maria Kazimiera Staniszewska (Institute of Art History, Jagellonian University, Cracow) - Foundation of Exemplary Churches at Spiš Region at the Turn of the 19th Century
12:30 – 12:50
Mgr. Ľubomír Augustín (Regional Office of Monument Protection, Bratislava) - Construction Activities of Cardinal Christoph Anton Migazzi in the Context to the Architecture of the Second Half of the 18th Century in the Habsburg Dominion

Discussion

3. section
Chair: Mgr. Katarína Beňová, PhD.

14:30 – 14:50
Dr. Éva Bicskei (Institute of Art History, Hungarian Academy of Science Research Centre of the Humanities) – Self-Reformation as a Political Image. Portrait Gallery at the Pressburg Diet in 1825–1827
14:50 – 15:10
Dr. Orsolya Hessky (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest) - Károly Kisfaludy as a Maecenas

Final discussion

Conference will be held at the Main Building of the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Gondova 2, Bratislava, room no. G 236.