Project information
Mythological Themes in the 17th Century Ceiling Paintings of Bohemia and Moravia in European Context

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Project Identification
Project Period
1/2012 - 12/2014
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Arts
baroque art, ceiling painting, iconography, mythology, 17th century

Project is concentrated on the research of Bohemian and Moravian ceiling painting of 17th century with the mythological content. The main aspiration of the project is to involve those paintings in a wider European context. For these purposes there have been selected six objects with relatively complex decorations (Nové Město nad Metují, Holešov, Doudleby nad Orlicí, Štěkeň, Nový Hrad u Jimlína and Radíč). The aim of the project is not connected just with the more precise iconographical speci cation of various motives, but also with the wider cultural-historical context. One of the aspects of research is related to artwork orders background (patrons` aspirations, social status, nuptial politics, intellectual background etc.), then to the problem of suitability of the painting motives for particular residence rooms (within the early modern period theories of decorum) or to the relation to other European residences. The last fi eld is connected mainly with the comparison with the prevailing graphic models, where for example the influence of French
courtly graphics is remarkable.


Total number of publications: 4

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