Colloque international : « Renaissance Principles and Their Early Modern Reception: European Currents and Local Appropriations. » (Prague, 11-12 juin 2024 )

Josef Schulz, Column
capital, the Belvedere
in the Royal Garden of
Prague Castle, 1865
collodion negative,
digitally inverted, verso,
160 × 145 mm, IAH CAS

Colloque international : « Renaissance Principles and Their Early Modern Reception: European Currents and Local Appropriations. » (Prague, 11-12 juin 2024 )

Colloquium organized by the Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences (IAH CAS), as part of the program “Strategie AV 21” of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with CEFRES French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (Prague), École Pratique des Hautes Études – PSL (Paris), Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Julius-Maximilians-Universität (Würzburg), Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur (Regensburg), Politecnico di Torino, DAD, CSELT (Turin), Universidad de Jaén, Charles University (Prague), National Gallery (Prague).

Program :

Tuesday, 11 June 2024


CEFRES — Na Florenci 3, Praha 1




Claire Madl (CEFRES, Prague)

Sabine Frommel (EPHE – PSL, Paris)

Eckhard Leuschner (University of Würzburg)

Taťána Petrasová (IAH CAS, Prague)



Panel 1

chaired by Sabine Frommel (EPHE – PSL, Paris)


Miguel Ángel Carrasco Sánchez (University of Jaén)

The Benavides Family as Promoters of Renaissance Architectural Language in the Old Kingdom of Jaén


Gabriel Pereira (University of Coimbra)

The Different Stages of Renaissance Architecture: Joao de Castilho’s Work in Tomar


Jakub Kříž (Masaryk University, Brno)

The Renaissance Portal of the Olomouc Town Hall and the Problem of the Antique Mode in Moravia in the 1530s


Pablo Ferri (EPHE – PSL, Paris)

Medicean Villas in the Annunciation During the Italian Renaissance



Coffee break



Panel 2

chaired by Pedro Antonio Galera Andreu (University of Jaén)


Felix Schmieder (PALAMUSTO, University of Warsaw)

Living Between Cultures: Renaissance Residences of Catherine Jagiellon in Poland and Sweden


Lucía Pérez (EPHE – PSL, Paris)

Diego Siloé and His Contemporaries: Some Thoughts on Funeral Chapels


Mariia Ovsianikova (EPHE – PSL, Paris)

The Imaginary Temple: Constructing the Identity of the Christian Temple in Italian Painting of the 15th–16th Centuries



Lunch break



Panel 3

chaired by Eckhard Leuschner (University of Würzburg)


Clara Giorda-Léoni (EPHE – PSL, Paris)

The Hanged Man: A Visual Discourse and Exploration of Capital Punishment


Christina Hablik (University of Würzburg)

Transfer and Transformation of Pictorial Ideas: The Likeness of Julius II as a Means of Propaganda in the Conflict Between the Papacy and France (1510–1513)


Annemarie Graf (University of Würzburg)

The Prints of Previous Centuries: Collecting Renaissance Prints in the Second Half of the 17th Century



Coffee break



Panel 4

chaired by Taťána Petrasová (IAH CAS, Prague)


Corinna Gannon (Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main)

The Material Hybridity of Rudolfine Kunstkammer Objects and the Notion of Universality


Tadeáš Kadlec (Charles University and IAH CAS, Prague)

Count Michna’s Palace in Prague: Its Origins and Meanings


Robert Seegert (University of Würzburg)

Renaissance Paintings Collected by High-Ranking Clerics in Southern Germany During the 18th Century: The Example of the Würzburg Prince-Bishops


Adéla Bricínová (Charles University, Prague and EPHE – PSL, Paris)

Projects for the Reconstruction of the Castle in Bečov nad Teplou: Castles in the Sky by Duke Alfred Beaufort-Spontin


Closing remarks


Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences — Husova 4, Praha 1



Historical Photographs of Renaissance Architecture in the IAH CAS Collection

Tour of the collection with the curator Petra Trnková (IAH CAS, Prague)



CEFRES — Na Florenci 3, Praha 1


Panel 5

chaired by Valentina Burgassi (Politecnico di Torino)


Tomáš Murár (IAH CAS, Prague)

Weltgeist or Weltanschauung? The Search for the Meaning of the Italian Renaissance in Late 19th Century Art History


Lorenzo Fecchio (Politecnico di Torino)

The Anglo-American Rediscovery of Italian Renaissance Gardens


Valeria Sedleryonok (The Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice)

The Art of Reception: Venetian Renaissance Painting as Seen in Early 19th Century Venice


Lunch break



National Gallery Prague, Waldstein Riding School — Valdštejnská 3, Praha 1


Exhibition: From Michelangelo to Callot. The Art of Mannerist Printmaking

Guided tour with the main curator Alena Volrábová (National Gallery Prague) and co-author Sylva Dobalová (IAH CAS, Prague)



Prague Castle, Summer House Belvedere, Ballroom — Mariánské hradby 52/1, Praha 1


Richard Biegel (Charles University, Prague) and Sylva Dobalová (IAH CAS, Prague)

Renaissance Architecture and the Context of the Emperor’s Gardens



Closing remarks



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