Anna Adashinskaya’s paper is part of a big three days conference on King Milutin. She will also chair a session on Oct. 25 and is part of the international organizing committee. See details in the pictures below!
The talk is part of the seminar series titled ‘National Histories, Imperial Memories: Representing The Past In Interwar Central Europe’ and organised by the CRAACE research project.
It includes also a talk by Gábor Egry about public statues and the politics of the past in interwar Transylvania and truly great discussion at the end!
Abstract: This article describes how the material heritage was given new
shape and meaning in the context of the new nation-state of Romania. It starts
by looking at the history of the first public museum in Romania, namely the
Museum of Natural History and Antiquities in Bucharest and also at the
broader interest in the Roman antiquities in 19th century Romania. It then
focuses on the first restoration of historical monuments and the initiatives of
two of the most well-known architects at the time to establish museums of
religious art: André Lecomte du Noüy (1844-1914) and Ion Mincu (1852-
1912). The process of creating a national heritage for Romania has led to the
design of valuable new buildings and was underpinned by a powerful will to
modernise the country. At the same time, it has represented a destructive force.
The built fabric of historical sites and historical artefacts were reshaped,
rebuilt, given new meanings and context, so that to fit into the political
objectives of the new nation-state. The article will balance and analyse the
significance of these various efforts to restore historical monuments and
establish the first museums of Romanian heritage.
The brief study, part of Mapping Eastern Europe project, attempts to decipher some possible artistic sources and significance for the architecture and interior design of this very original Christian Orthodox church.
Read Anna Adashinskaya’s contribution about the fascinating Lesnovo Monastery in the Mapping Eastern Europe project.
The whole Arthist team would like to thank Maria Alessia Rossi and Alice Isabella Sullivan for inviting Anna Adashinskaya and Cosmin Minea (his case study will be announced next) as contributors to their project.
The is titled ‘St Anne, Mary, and Christ’s Body: Anna Selbdritt in 14th- and 15th-Century Wall Paintings in the Kingdom of Hungary’
This paper will concentrate on 14th and 15th centuries mural representations of Anna Selbdritt in the former Hungarian Kingdom. While academic literature mostly examined painted panels, manuscripts and sculptures, wall paintings received less attention. The ten murals from the territories that were part of the Kingdom of Hungary were created in the 14th and first half of the 15th centuries, so prior to the peak of devotion to St. Anne, that can be roughly established in the second half of the 15th century. It is frequently considered that the debates regarding the Immaculate Conception and the interest in genealogical filiations were major theological and social aspects of the Late Middle Ages that had an impact upon the development and spread of Anna Selbdritt and Holy Kinship iconography. However, I argue that, in the case of the Hungarian Kingdom, the interest in St. Anne’s figure, alongside Mary and Christ, was not fostered by the presence of Franciscans or other religious orders that held the Immaculatist view, as has been previously asserted. I believe that at the core of this iconography was the figure of Mary and her role, visual and theological, in Eucharistic devotion as a means of personal redemption. The wider iconographic context in which the Anna Selbdritt theme was included, alongside scenes like The Last Judgment and motifs like the Pietà and The Discovery of the True Cross can be interpreted as visual enhancement of Christ’s fleshly presence in the sacral space and demonstrate the murals Eucharistic and salvific functions.
This ERC Starting Grant was awarded to Dr Ada Hajdu in 2018, with New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study as its Host Institution. The project was due to last five years. Following Dr Hajdu’s untimely death in July 2020, the project was curtailed and will come to an end this summer. The research team and the Host Institution felt the need for a concluding meeting to reflect on the project’s achievements and, at the same time, to offer tribute to a deeply missed friend and colleague.
Cosmin Minea, ‘Foreign and Local Entanglements in the Creation of Romanian Architectural Heritage in the Late 19th Century’, Art and Politics in the Modern Period, Dragan Damjanović et all. (eds.), (Zagreb: University of Zagreb, FF-press, 2019), 293-302.
She will take part in the conference The Influence of the Vienna School of Art History II: The 100th Anniversary of Max Dvořák’s Death which takes place on 15-16 April 2021 online and is organised by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The conference is held online on Zoom. Registration will take place via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unregistered participants will be able to watch the conference online on Facebook of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
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