International Conference "The Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival. Reception of Ancient Greek and Medieval Art and Culture in the Period between 1750 and 1850 – Theory and Practice", Wrocław, Poland, 13-15 October 2022 - preliminary program

The Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival Reception of Ancient Greek and Medieval Art and Culture in the Period between 1750 and 1850 – Theory and Practice

13–15 October 2022 Institute of Art History, University of Wrocław, Poland

Thursday, October 13

9.00 am Opening of the conference Romuald Kaczmarek (Director of the Institute of Art History, University of Wrocław)

9.15–10.00 am Opening lecture: Contradictio in adiecto. Gothic Greek Revival – Greek Gothic Revival? Klaus Niehr (University of Osnabrück and Academy of Sciences in Göttingen)

10.00–10.15 am COFFEE BREAK

I. 18th Century Architecture – Theory


10.15–10.35 am Christian Rieger's “Universae architecturae civilis elementa” (1756) and Laugier's “Primitive Hut” (1755) Berthold Hub (University of Vienna)

10.35–10.55 am Zwischen Goethe und Schlegel, Polygnot und Dürer, Theorie und Praxis. Die Kunst der Brüder Riepenhausen im Spannungsfeld von Antike und Gotik Ulf Dingerdissen (University of Georg-August, Göttingen)

10.55–11.15 am DISCUSSION

II. Architecture and Gardens in the 18th and 19th Centuries


11.15–11.35 am Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival? Attitudes Toward Late Medieval Architecture in the Long 18th Century – the Portuguese Case Madalena Costa Lima (University of Lisbon)

11.35–11.55 am Between Greek and Gothic: French Funerary Architecture in the First Half of the 19th Century Eric Sergent (Université Lumière, Lyon)

11.55 am – 12.15 pm “All Collected by a Visible Hand, Which Instilled Old Spirit to a New Work”. About Forms and Experience of the „Rococo-Gothic” Structures in the 18th Century Gardens Anna Oleńska (Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Art, Warsaw)

12.15–12.35 pm “Classical Gothic” – Hybrid Interior Designs by Robert Adam and John Soane in England (1760s–1805) Daniela Roberts (University of Würzburg)

12.35–1.00 pm DISCUSSION 1.00–2.30 pm LUNCH BREAK

III. Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Part I


2.30–2.50 pm Schloß Erbach (Odenwald) im Zeitalter der Romantik. Graf Franz I. (1754-1823) neogotisch-klassizistischer Innenausbau und Einrichtung eines historistischen Wohn- und Sammlungsambiente um 1800 Stefan Lehmann (Martin Luther University Archaeological Museum, Halle-Wittenberg)

2.50–3.10 pm Between Restrained Classicism and Pragmatic Romanticism: The Sacral Architecture by F. W. Dunckelberg and F. W. Buttel in the Former (Grand) Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Arvid Hansmann (Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greifswald)

3.10–3.30 pm Restoration Works on the Church of St Michael in Cluj-Napoca and Its New Tower Edina Szathmári (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

3.30–3.50 pm DISCUSSION 3.50–4.05 pm COFFEE BREAK

IV. Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Part II


4.05–4.25 pm Romantic Classicism as a Critical Approach to Modernity and the Case of Greece Irene Fatsea (University of Thessaly, Volos)

4.25–4.45 pm Greek Revival Architecture in Greece: A National Style as Repatriation Thodoris Koutsogiannis (Hellenic Parliament, Athens)

4.45–5.05 pm The Ideal National Museum: ‘A Ponderous and Stately Building’ Ruurd Halbertsma (National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden)

5.05–5.25 pm DISCUSSION 7:00 pm DINNER

Friday, October 14


V. The Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival in Italy in the 18th and 19th Centuries


9:00–9:20 am The Ittar family: An Example of Internationality of Greek and Gothic Revival Maria Nitka (Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław)

9.20–9.40 am Unnamed Gothics: Roman Historicist Interiors Michal Lynn Shumate (Scuola IMT Alti Studi, Lucca)

9:40 – 10:00 am The Greek, the Egyptian and the Medieval Venetian (the „Gothick”) in the Lost Garden of a Venetian Villa Heiner Krellig (Berlin/Venice)

10:00 – 10:20 am The Gothic Revival. Architectural Ephemera and the Politics of the Risorgimento in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Tomasso Zerbi (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome)

10:20 – 10:40 am DISCUSSION 10:40 – 11:00 am COFFEE BREAK

VI. Paintings and Crafts


11.00–11.20 am The Pictorial Imagination of the Gothic Revival Architectural History of the Middle Ages in Paintings by Schinkel, Ahlborn and Hasenpflug Christina Clausen (The Technical University of Darmstadt)

11.20–11.40 am From Greek to Gothic: Fashion and Narrativity in French Wallpapers from the First Half of the 19th Century Camilla Murgia (University of Lausanne)

11.40–12.00 am The Reinterpretation of the Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival by the French and British Lamp Industry in the Period between 1800 and 1850 António Cota Fevereiro (University of Lisbon)

12.00–12.20 pm DISCUSSION 12.20–2.00 pm LUNCH BREAK

VII. The Greek Revival and the Gothic Revival in Silesia in the 18th and 19th Centuries


2.00–2.20 pm Die künstlerisch-ideologische Inspirationsquellen des Wiederauflebens der griechischen Antike und der Neugotik im Landschaftsgarten in Buchwald im Hirschberger Tal Urszula Bończuk-Dawidziuk (University of Wrocław Museum)

2.20–2.40 pm “We Are All Greeks”. The von Hoym Mausoleum in Brzeg Dolny (Lower Silesia) in the Context of European “Grecomania” at the End of the 18th and Beginning of the 19th Century Agata Kubala (University of Wrocław)

2.40–3.00 pm Gothic Revival in Schlesien um 1800. Forschungssituation Romuald Kaczmarek (University of Wrocław)

3.00–3.20 pm Griechisch. Römisch. Palladianisch. Politische Architektur um 1800 am Beispiel des Schlosses in Rosenthal (Mirosławice) bei Wrocław Jerzy Kos (University of Wrocław)

3.20–3.45 pm DISCUSSION 3.45–4.00 pm COFFEE BREAK

VIII. Appendix: Architecture and Fine Arts After 1850


4.00 – 4.20 pm Gothic and Greek Art in a Globalized Scheme by Viollet-le-Duc in His Instructions for the Musées du Trocadéro in Paris Susanne Mersmann (Independent researcher, Hamburg)

4.20 – 4.40 pm Deferred Execution and the Italian National Style: The Completion of the Facade of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Arezzo, Italy Manlio Montuori (University of Ferrara)

4.40 – 5.00 pm Combining Christian with Grecian Sentiments: The Making of a Modern Renaissance Athena Leoussi (University of Reading)

5.00 – 5.20 pm DISCUSSION

5.20 pm Summarizing and closing the conference

6.00 pm DINNER

Saturday, October 15

One day trip to Bukowiec/Buchwald (Lower Silesia)