Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art conference is an international academic forum held biannually by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University, supported by major Russian museums. The conference takes place alternately in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In Saint Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum acts as its permanent partner. In 2018, the conference is held in Moscow, with the State Tretyakov Gallery as partner museum. The conference is dedicated to a wide range of issues related to history and theory of visual arts and architecture, conservation and interpretation of Russian and international cultural heritage, and interaction between academic science and museum experience. The chronological scope of this interdisciplinary forum spans from prehistoric era to contemporary stage. The conference welcomes art historians, culture theorists, archaeologists, art conservators, museum practitioners, and other humanities scholars whose research areas include architecture, visual and decorative arts.
Ce chapitre, dans un manuel novateur consacré aux images médiévales, analyse un des problèmes les plus complexes de la peinture médiévale, le rapport difficile entre les plans dans la composition picturale. Un seul exemple, décrit de manière détaillée, l'enluminure des Evangiles d'Otton III à Aix-la-Chappelle, permet de saisir les spécificités de l'art médiéval avant l'apparition de l'ainsi dite perspctive italienne.
In addition to an exhaustive anthology with over fifty historical documents written between 1913 and 1964 translated directly from Russian - several of them previously unpublished - this publication includes essays and texts by Boris Groys, Manuel FontÃ¡n del Junco, Christina Kiaer, Ekaterina Degot, Fredric Jameson, Irina Leytes, Alessandro De Magistris, John Bowlt, Hubertus Gassner, Eckhart Gillen, Aage Hansen-LÃ¶ve, Michael Hagemeister and Evgeny Steiner. (From the editorial review).
The starting point of reference in the article is the iconological analysis, as it was formulated by Aby Warburg (1866-1929). In contrast to those, who claim that only one of two selected by A. Warburg aspects of the method – «apollonian» and «dionisian» – was developed, the thesis of the article, based on the material concerned with the questions of history of medicine, published in the «Journal of Warburg and Courtauld Institutes», outlines the stability of the method in its diversity. The emphasizing of two tendencies, following the development of the iconology: one of them was offered by Erwin Panofsky (1892-1968) and was developed in the direction of increasing the proportion of the structuralism theory, the other, the variation of the history of ideas, was focused on the investigation of magic and hermetic practice – confirms the thesis.
The article deals with a famous representation of Otto III in apotheosis together with the monk Liuthar, responsible for the execution of the beautiful Gospels-book, donated to the Aachen Chapel ca. 996. It opens with a methodological discussion of modern approaches to medieval art, and especially the applicability of the post-medieval notion of “space”, that the author proposes to substitute for “places” and “plans”. Operating with these notions, he gives a minute description of the miniature on two opposite pages as an unseparable, meaningful unity, where places, plans, figures, gestures are full of sens. This analysis allows to review some stereotyped interpretations of the main scene, especially the “exemplary” one by Ernst Kantorowicz, who claimed it to be at the origin of the much later theory of the king’s two bodies.
International art criticism. Review of the exhibition "Special Fund, 1937-1939," National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev.
The second publication of the international art center Kunsthaus Bregenz Arena (Austria).