Opuscula Historiae Artium

is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published bianually by the Art History Department, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. It welcomes contributions in the field of history of art and related disciplines. The journal, published since 1996, is a continuation of Series historiae artium (H) of Studia minora facultatis philosophicae universitatis Brunensis. The journal is included in SCOPUS and ERIH PLUS databases.

Latest issue 

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '16, č. 2



Articles
Martin Deutsch, Johann Christoph Laidig and His Illustrations to Goldener Himmelsschluessel by Martin of Cochem [in Czech with English summary]
Tomáš Kolich, "So much is observation. The rest is deduction." Images of Sherlock Holmes in Czech Illustrations, Dramas, and Film [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Vladislava Říhová - Zuzana Křenková, The Archive of Dílo Enterprise - Czech Fine Art Fund: Written Sources for Research on Art in the Public Space in Socialist Czechoslovakia [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Jana Zapletalová, Collection of Paintings of Georg Friedrich of Salburg, Canon of Olomouc (+ 1692) [in Czech with English summary]
Lubomír Slavíček, Katalog der liechtensteinischen Bildergalerie auf dem Schloss in Frischau von Dominik Kindermann aus dem Jahr 1801 [in German with English abstract]
Zdeněk Kazlepka, "The most beautiful of its kind in Moravia": The Collection of Paintings of Count Hubert Ludwig d'Harnoncourt - the Foundation of the Picture Gallery of the Dreher Family in the Chateaux in Hrotovice and Myslibořice [in Czech with English summary]

Varia
Lubomír Konečný, Sixty Years of Czech Research on Emblematics (1956-2016): The Annotated Bibliography

Back issues 

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '16, No. 1



Articles
Kristýna Rendlová, 'Us' in the Eyes of the Turks. Europe and the Europeans in Ottoman Illustrated Manuscripts of the 16th Century [in Czech with English summary]
Lenka Kalábová, 'Art Wages a Diffcult Battle with Nature Here': On the History of Pernštejn Park [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Kateřina Dolejší, A Dual Triumph. The Triumphal Arch Built by the Jesuits of Olomouc in 1699 [in Czech with English summary]
Jana Zapletalová, The Painting by Roman Artist Luigi Garzi for the Church in Stará Voda [in Czech with English summary]
Petr Arijčuk, The Paintings in the Bye-Altars of the Franciscan Church in Moravská Třebová. On the Work of Franz Laurenz Korompay [in Czech with English summary]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '15, No. 2



Articles
Ondřej Jakubec, Editorial
Tomáš Murár, Memoria et monumentum: Vojtěch Birnbaum's 'Baroque Principle' and Antonín Engel's 'The Essence of Monumentality' [in Czech with English summary]
Dagmar Ždychová, Cube versus Triangle: Caricatures of Cubism in France and in Bohemia (1911-1918) [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Marcela Chmelařová, 'In the better and more perfect stream'. Persian Carpets Change Owners: Antikva and Some Aspects of the Auction Market in 1948-1953 [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Lubomír Slavíček, Count Ignaz Dominik Chorynsky of Ledská as a Collector of Paintings and Books [in Czech with English abstract]
Jan Ivanega, Construction Tradesmen on the Schwarzenberg Estates in Bohemia 1660-1848: A Contribution to the Lexicon of Artists [in Czech with English abstract]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '15, No. 1



Articles
Ondřej Jakubec - Pavel Waisser, The Mausoleum of Zachariáš of Hradec at Telč Chateau and Its Decorations in the Context of Renaissance Chateau Chapels [in Czech with English summary]
Marta Vaculínová, Edition: The eulogy to Zachariáš of┬áHradec by Zikmund Domináček of Písnice (1589) [in Czech with English summary]
Radka Nokkala Miltová, Ex Bello Pax. A Celebration of Walter Leslie in Paintings in the Castle in Nové Město nad Metují [in Czech with English summary]
Jan Galeta, Der Wiener Architekt Robert Raschka und seine Wettbewerbsprojekte
Lucie Urbánková, Publishers, Artists and Styles: Publisher Bindings as a Subject of Art-Historical Interest? [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Václav Lunga, The Church of the Lord of Milotice by Numbers: On the Artistic Furnishings of the Church of All Saints in Milotice [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Tomáš Valeš, The Altmann Family of Painters in Dačice in the 17th and 18th Centuries [in Czech with English abstract]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '15 (Supplementum)



Petr Fidler, Císařský architekt a pevnostní stavitel Giovanni Pieroni: "Dottore Giovanni Pieroni Architetto e Matematico" [in Czech with English summary]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '14, No. 1-2




Articles
Ivan Foletti, Nikodim Kondakov et Prague. Comment l'émigration change l'histoire (de l'art)
Vladěna Haragová, The Chapel of St John the Baptist at St Wenceslas Cathedral in Olomouc and the Chapel Decorations [in Czech with English summary]
Eliška Petřeková, Sensuality in Marble. The Replica of Canova's Sculpture Cupid and Psyche Created for Prince Metternich [in Czech with English summary]
Jitka Nykodémová, The Maidens' War - A Relief by Sculptor Vojtěch Eduard Šaff: the Origin and Iconography of the Sculpture in the Light of New Findings [in Czech with English summary]
Marcela Chmelařová, The Tragicomic Revolutionism of Courage: Richard Fremund at Topič Salon in the Spring of 1956 (One Exhibition in the Context of an Era) [in Czech with English summary]
Barbora Svobodová, Periodicals as Testimony to an Era: The Changing Graphic Design of the Cover of Host do domu (1954-1970) [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Lubomír Konečný, La Justice et la Vengeance divine poursuivant le Crime: Pierre-Paul Prud'hon and the Emblem Tradition [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Lubomír Slavíček, Picture Gallery in Chateau Rájec nad Svitavou and the Salm-Reifferscheidt's Art Collecting in the Light of Historical Sources [in Czech with English summary]
Ladislav Zikmund-Lender, My Principles, My Speech, My Style: Correspondence between Jan Kotěra and Karel and Naděžda Kramář [in Czech with English summary]
Jan Ivanega, Wash the Windows or Turn Out the Lights? Correspondence between Zdeněk Kudělka and Jaromír Neumann [in Czech with English summary]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '13, No. 2



Articles
Tomáš Valeš, "Zu allen diesen kirchen arbeiten hat er zugleich auch die Riße verfertigt..." The Brno Sculptor Andreas Schweigl (1735-1812) as Graphic Artist, Decorator, and Architect [in Czech with English summary]
Pavel Suchánek, Johann Franz Josef Schenelli (Genelli) in Kroměříž and Vienna. The case of an "academic" embroiderer in Central Europe at the end of the 18th century [in Czech with English summary]
Pavla Cenková, "Neo-Baroque" Romantic Historicism, Based on the Example of the Sacred Work of Benedikt Edele and Josef Břenek [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Tomáš Hladík, Models by Josef Winterhalder the Elder in the Collections of the National Gallery in Prague [in Czech with English summary]
Petr Arijčuk, The Commissions Johann Wenzel Bergl Received in His Birthplace Dvůr Králové nad Labem [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Lubomír Slavíček, "...mit solchen Männern, wie Sie sind, haben Sr Excellenz mein Hochgräfl: gnädiger Herr Principal gerne zu thun." Count Ignatz Dominik Chorynský of Ledská and His Artists Franz Anton Sebastini, Ignatz Raab, Franz Laurenz Korompay, Andreas Schweigel, David Roentgen et alii [in Czech and German]

Memory
Lubomíra Hédlová, Robert Mečkovský, Prof. Miloš Stehlík Recalls the New Beginnings of the Department of Art History in Brno after 1945 [in Czech with English summary]
Lubomír Slavíček, Bibliography of the writings of Prof. PhDr. Miloš Stehlík 2006-2013

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '13 (Supplementum)
Byzantium, Russia and Europe: Meeting and Construction of Worlds (Edited by Ivan Foletti with the collaboration of Zuzana Frantová)



Articles
Ivan Foletti, Byzantium, Russia and Europe. Historiographical construction, mental space and reality
Jean-Michel Spieser, De Rome à Constantinople et d'un empire à l'autre
Ivan Foletti, Irene Quadri, Roma, l'Oriente e il mito della Traditio Legis
Vladimir Ivanovici, Windows and Church Space in Early Medieval Byzantium and West
Maria Raffaella Menna, Byzantium, Rome, Crusader Kingdoms. Exchanges and Artistic Interactions in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century
Zuzana Frantová, Kristýna Pecinová, The icon of Old Brno: a reconsideration
Denise Zaru, Gli affreschi della cappella carrarese a Padova: le origini bizantine della narrazione visiva di Guariento
Pavel Rakitin, Byzantine echoes in the nineteenth century press and in the writings of Russian intellectuals
Chiara Croci, L'immagine dell'arte bizantina nella storiografia occidentale di fine '800: il caso dei mosaici del battistero di San Giovanni in Fonte a Napoli
Silvia Pedone, Valentina Cantone, The pseudo-kufic ornament and the problem of crosscultural relationships between Byzantium and Islam

Book reviews

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '13, No. 1



Articles
Jiří Kroupa, Die Idee der josephinischen Residenz: Die Architekten Isidore Marcel Ganneval und Johann Christoph Fabich in Mährisch Kromau
Jan Galeta, "Today Our National Castle Stands Completed..." The Architecture and Architects of the National Houses in Moravská Ostrava and Vítkovice [in Czech with English summary]
Lubomír Slavíček, A Journey into the Depths of a Collector's Soul. The Collection of Modern Art of the Collector Vladimír Kouřil from Ostrava in the Light of His Letters [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Jana Zapletalová, Innocenzo Monti and the Frescoes in the Church of St. Michael in Olomouc [in Czech with English summary]
Zdeněk Kazlepka, Two Drawings by Vittorio Maria Bigari in Czech Graphic Art Collections [in Czech with English summary]
Petr Arijčuk, St. John of Nepomuk Venerating the Crucifix. A Newly Identified Work by Michelangelo Unterberger [in Czech with English summary]

Memory
Jiří Kroupa, Memories from Brno: Prof. PhDr. Mojmmír Horyna (23.3.1945-26.1.2011) [in Czech with English summary]
Richard Biegel, Meetings with Professor Mojmír [in Czech with English summary]
Lubomír Slavíček, Bibliography of the writings of Prof. PhDr. Mojmír Horyna 1967-2012

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '12, No. 2



Articles
Ondřej Jakubec, Defining the Rožmberk Residence of Kratochvíle: the Problem of its Architectural Character
Ingrid Štibraná, The Pálffy collection of panel portraits of viri illustri from the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries [in Slovak]
Michaela Šeferisová Loudová, A rich treasury of concepts and ideas. Iconographic programmes and their creators in Moravia in the Baroque period [in Czech with English summary]
Petr Tomášek, "Pintsch ist vortreflich, er soll künftig Thiere malen." A few remarks on the origin of the pair of portraits of the family of Hugo II Karl Eduard von Salm-Reifferscheidt by Joseph Führich and Josef Vojtěch Hellich [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Aleš Veselý, New insights into the work of Franz Anton Grimm and Paul Troger for the Dietrichsteins [in Czech with English summary]
Lenka Kalábová - Michal Konečný, Two Baroque inventories of the paintings in Hetzendorf chateau. A contribution on the origins of the Salm-Reifferscheidt collections [in Czech with English summary]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '12, No. 1



Articles
Jiří Kroupa, Max Dvořák Today. From Geisteswissenschaften to Kulturwissenschaften [in Czech with English summary]
Jindřich Vybíral, Der Abbau der Großstadt. Leopold Bauers urbanistische Entwürfe und Metropolvisionen
Jitka Matulová, Scenery design: Bohumír Matal. An outline of the painters work with the theatre [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Matěj Kruntorád, The torso of the Crucified Christ in Polná [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Lubomír Slavíček,"A Liking for Purchasing Living Art". From the correspondence of František Dvořáček, a collector of modern art from Brno [in Czech with English summary]

Memory
Jiří Kroupa, Meetings with Milan Togner [in Czech with English summary]
Jana Zapletalová, L'ultima lettera al professore [in Czech with English summary] / Bibliography of Milan Togner 1966-2012

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '11, No. 2



Articles
Aleš Flídr, Architectural transformations in the portal and the church of St. Martin in Dolní Loučky [in Czech with English summary]
Pavel Suchánek - Michaela šeferisová Loudová, The Miracles of St. Liborius in Jesenec. On the relationship between Baroque paintings and homiletics [in Czech with English summary]
Martina Schneiderová, Luna and her changes. On the depiction of the moon [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Andrzej Kozieł, Johann Christoph Handke (1694-1774), Głogów and Gorzupia Dolna [in Czech with English summary]
Jana Zapletalová, Handke's Moses with the Bronze Serpent. A note on Handke's no longer extant decoration of the church of Our Lady in the Předhradí district of Olomouc [in Czech with English summary]
Tomáš Valeš, An unknown sketch by Franz Xaver Wagenschoen [in Czech with English summary]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '11, No. 1



Articles
Petr Arijčuk, Johann Ignaz Cimbal and painters working for the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God in Moravia in the second half of the 18th century [in Czech with English summary]
Petr Tomášek, Ways of making a visual documentation of art collections in the era of photography. The example of two private collections in Brno in the first half of the 20th century [in Czech with English summary]
Pavlína Morganová, Issues relating to the terms used in Czech 'action art' [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Pavel Suchánek, Provincial and Academic Sculptors in the 18th Century. The Case of Wolfgang Träger [in Czech with English summary]

Archives
Michal Konečný - Tomáš Valeš, Artists and court artistic craftsmen in the Valtice/Feldsberg church registers [in Czech with English summary]

OPUSCULA HISTORIAE ARTIUM '10, No. 1-2


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Articles
Aleš Flídr, Buildings errors, an intentional return to older styles, or attempts at modernity? The fortunes of western portal of the Porta Coeli basilica in Předklášteří near Tišnov and other buildings [in Czech with English summary]
Zuzana Frantová, The Decoration and original function of the sacristy of the church of St. Catharine in Velvary [in Czech with English summary]
Andrzej Kozieł, Between publicity and commemoration. The signatures of Silesian Baroque painters [in Czech with English summary]
Michal Konečný - Radka Miltová, 'Pour décrire les grandes actions'. The mythological paintings on the family of the Counts Serényi as an expression of representation [in Czech with English summary]
Jitka Matulová, Between architecture and painting. Bedřich Feuerstein as a guest artist at the permanent Czech theatre in Brno [in Czech with English summary]

Shorter notices
Lubomír Konečný, Gregor Reisch and iconography on the threshold of the modern age [in Czech with English summary]
Tomáš Valeš, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Andreas Brugger and the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady in Podivin [in Czech with English summary]
Robert Janás, Hans Tichy's Pieta [in Czech with English summary]

Discussion
Milena Bartlová, Does art history have a future? [in Czech with English summary]
Jiří Kroupa, Art history within the general theory of social systems [in Czech with English summary]
Milan Togner, Art history should continue to be taught in its traditional form [in Czech with English summary]