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080062 SE Seminar: Art Collecting in Vienna (17th to 19th Century) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Digital teaching: meetings on Collaborate (in Moodle course)

Tuesday 09.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 16.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 13.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 20.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 27.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 04.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 11.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Vienna is one of the most important art and cultural centres in Europe. In addition to the imperial collections, the large aristocratic families, but also the aspiring bourgeoisie, have built up extensive art collections here since the 17th century and into modern times.
Focusing on the most important Viennese collections, the seminar will present and discuss the main sources and methodological approaches to the history of collecting, a research field to which Julius von Schlosser made fundamental contributions at the University of Vienna and which has developed particularly dynamically over the past thirty years, thanks to digitization.
Among main issues to be considered by discussing a collection’s history there are different sources (inventories, sales catalogues, correspondence, illustrated representations) as well as collected objects (painting, sculpture, handicrafts), but also spaces and display strategies, actors of the international art market and questions of taste that expect to be analysed in the larger art and cultural-historical context.
As part of the seminar, the participants also get an insight into the research of the Vienna Center for the History of Collecting, which is located at the Institute for Art History.

Assessment and permitted materials

- aktive Beteiligung an Diskussionen
- Referat und Präsentation
- Vertiefung in Form einer schriftlichen Hausarbeit (etwa 40.000 Zeichen Fließtext)
- Mit der Anmeldung zu dieser LV stimmen Sie zu, dass die automatisierte Plagiatsprüfungs-Software Turnitin alle von Ihnen in moodle eingereichten schriftlichen Teilleistungen prüft.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Using selected examples (collectors and their collections), the seminar aims to give an overview of collecting and collecting activities in Vienna from the 17th up to the 19th century. The course aims therefore to let students familiarize with fundamental questions and methods of collection history (primary sources, databases, historical context, exhibition and interpretation questions, etc.).

Examination topics

The students are expected to work on the sources independently and to deal critically with the literature. In the written term paper, a collector and his collection should be critically analysed with the help of published sources and literature.

Reading list

Theodor von Frimmel, Geschichte der Wiener Gemäldesammlungen, Leipzig 1899-1901
Theodor von Frimmel, Lexikon der Wiener Gemäldesammlungen, 2 Bde, München 913-1914.
Francis Haskell, Maler und Auftraggeber. Kunst und Gesellschaft im italienischen Barock, Köln 1996
G. Swoboda, Die kaiserliche Gemäldegalerie in Wien und die Anfänge des öffentlichen Kunstmuseums. Band 1: Die kaiserliche Galerie im Wiener Belvedere (1776-1837). Band 2: Europäische Museumskulturen um 1800, Wien 2013
Perspektivenwechsel: Sammler, Sammlungen, Sammlungskulturen in Wien und Mitteleuropa, hrg. V. Sebastian Schütze, Berlin 2020

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