2009 | 4(14) | 121-127
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Monachium i Praga ok. 1600 r. w kontekście badań nad sztuką rudolfińską. Na marginesie publikacji: München - Prag um 1600, hrsg. von L. Konečný, B. Bukovinská, Praha 2009 ("Studia Rudolphina". Sonderheft)

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Munich and Prague ca. 1600 in the context of studies on Rudolphian art. On the margin of the publication: München – Prag um 1600, hrsg. von L. Konečný, B. Bukovinská, Praha 2009 („Studia Rudolphina”. Sonderheft)
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‘The discovery’ of art in the times of the emperor Rudolph II of Habsburg’s reign remains a sort of phenomenon which, however, we have been accustomed to. Therefore nothing else but Prague from the turn of the sixteenth century – with its eccentric impe- rial resident and the international circle of artists gathered around him – we tend to associate most with this bizarre epoch in the history of art in the Early Modern times. The interest in this period, in this patronage, in these artists ‘has come’ along with the growing fascination with the art of Mannerism. Since the turn of the 1960s we have observed a systematic development in research on the ‘artistic phenomenon’ of art which was created in Rudolph’s environment (often tersely referred to as ‘school of Prague’). Since the very beginning this research has had an international character. As the most recent proof of this character comes issuing – in the ‘Studia Rudolphina’ bulletin published since 2001 by the Insti- tute of History of Art at the Science Academy of The Czech Republic (Ústv dějin uměni AV ČR) – in 2009 the first ‘special fasci- cule’ (so called Sonderheft) which includes the papers from a scientific meeting devoted to similarities and differences between art at the Habsburgs court in Prague and the Wittelsbachs court in Munich around the year 1600, held in the Czech capital city on 22–23 March 2007. The co-organisers of the symposium were the Institute of History of Art at the Science Academy of The Czech Republic and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung (State Graphic Collection) in Munich. The discussed topics were the natural continuation and specific addenda to the exhibition entitled ’In Europa zu Hause: Niederländer in München um 1600’ (‘In Europe At Home: The Dutch in Munich ca.1600’) organised by Thea Vignau-Wilberg on the turn of 2005 in Munich. The relations between these two important artistic centres: Prague and Munich around 1600 have been known for a long time – after all such artists as Hans von Aachen, Hans Hoffmann, Joris Hoefnagel or Aegidius II Sadeler and Caspar Lehmann co- created, first in the capital city of Bavaria, then in the capital city of the Czech Kingdom, their metropolitan power. Searching an answer for the questions: whether in ‘global’ culture of courtly Europe at the turn of the sixteenth century it is still possible to distinguish local schools (i.e. school of Prague and school of Munich), if these two centres’ achievements may be considered together or separately, what were the differences and what were the common accomplishments – outweighed the sessions of the symposium.
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  • München – Prag um 1600, hrsg. von L. Konečný, B. Bukovinská, Praha 2009
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