Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i.

Imago imagines

Provider and number: GAČR, č.: 13-39192S
Duration: 2013–2017
Recipient: Ústav dějin umění AV ČR, v. v. i.
Principal investigator: Klára Benešovská
Research team: Helena Dáňová, Jan Dienstbier, Ondřej Faktor, Tomáš Gaudek, Hana Hlaváčková, Ivo Hlobil, Vladimír Hrubý, Kaliopi Chamonikola, Jan Chlíbec, Petr Chotěbor, Jan Klípa, Viktor Kubík, Kateřina Kubínová, Klára Mezihoráková, Aleš Mudra, Karel Otavský, Lenka Panušková, Dalibor Prix, Milada Studničková,David Vrána, Zuzana Všetečkova, Evelin Wetter

This grant project was headed by Klára Benešovská with a team of art historians specializing in the Middle Ages. The core of this team consisted mainly of specialists from our institute’s Department of Medieval Art. The project’s objective was to provide a new view of Czech medieval art to both specialists and the wider public. The function of individual artefacts was vital to this new understanding because medieval art was not “art” as we understand it today and the medieval “artist” was a craftsman who was often restricted by the rules of his guild. Individual works were produced with a specific purpose and function in mind. This is why the book’s title contains the Latin words imago, imagines (image, images), which was a substitute for the unsuitable term of artwork in a medieval context. The project culminated in the publication of a two-volume book.


Jan Dienstbier Jan Dienstbier

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Jan Chlíbec Jan Chlíbec

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Imago, imagines
Imago, imagines
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