Basic information
Original title:
Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne
Researchers involved:
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Duration:
1 June 2017–31 May 2020
Code:
L7-8282 (B)
Description

This interdisciplinary applicative project focuses on less researched fields of propaganda and censorship in art from the Middle Ages to the end of World War I, i.e., a time when the territory of Slovenia was part of the Habsburg monarchy. The main research question that we pose is how propaganda and censorship influenced art in the Habsburg Empire and its reception. The question will be studied from two points of view; from the point of view of the capital (Vienna, as well as Graz in the Early Modern Period), and the Habsburg provinces (Carniola and Styria).

The scientific basis of the project presents the fact that throughout history, art and politics (as well as ideology) were closely connected through censorship and propaganda. Visual means enable an influence on the largest segment of the population and a relation to the other, which is why the task of the proposed project is to analyse the art of the Habsburg monarchy from two points of view, which are, on a Central European scale, relatively poorly researched; they represent a great desiderate especially for the Slovenian area.

The methodological basis of the proposed interdisciplinary project presents the hypothesis that thorough art historical research of any field cannot be carried out without historical context. Owing to the relatively modest historical research of censorship and propaganda in the Habsburg monarchy, this project is designed to be interdisciplinary, as a link between historiography and art history. The research of propaganda and censorship in art of the Habsburg monarchy will be focused on three periods: the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Period and the long 19th century. Since this will be the first study of this topic in the territory of Slovenia, we will focus on chosen case studies from the mentioned periods in accordance with the project group members.

Research of the Middle Ages will be focused on the Counts of Cilli, besides the Habsburgs the most important noble family that ruled over a large part of the Slovenian territory in the Middle Ages and presented an important competition to the Habsburgs, also by using art (art patronage, dynastic worshipping of saints etc.).

In the scope of researching a large field of propaganda and censorship in the Early Modern Period, two means will be highlighted, portraits (sculptural and painting) and graphics, especially political leaflets. The project group will examine the propaganda role of art in the times of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Turkish sieges, the strengthening of the Emperor’s Absolutism, as well as in relation to other (religious) communities (Jews, Turks, Protestants).

In the time of the long 19th century, censorship as well as propaganda flourished. Research of the long 19th century will be focused on two aspects: propaganda in service of the awakening nations (especially an affirmation of individual nations through architecture), and World War I, which represents the end of a period, as well as the peak of censorship and propaganda during the period of war absolutism.

Since we are aware of the importance of disseminating all acquired knowledge, the project has been designed applicatorily, especially for the period of World War I, on the topic of which an exhibition will be organized (with the help of the digital humanities).

The project group consists of renowned and post-doctoral researchers from the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute of Art History and the Milko Kos Historical Institute ZRC SAZU.

The research results will be published as original scientific studies, and will be presented to the wider public through an exhibition, lectures and conferences.

Results

Scientific papers

KRMELJ, Vesna. France Stele v luči mladostne korespondence z Izidorjem Cankarjem. Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419. [Tiskana izd.], 2018, 23, [št.] 1, str. 133-183, 237-238, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 3871086]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. Arhitektura v službi propagande - primer Nemške hiše v Celju. Umetnostna kronika, ISSN 1581-7512, 2020, [Št.] 66, str. 2-10, fotogr. [COBISS.SI-ID 16045059]

 

VIDMAR, Polona (avtor, fotograf). Likovne upodobitve Valterja grofa Leslieja med tridesetletno vojno. V: KOČEVAR, Vanja (ur.), CERKOVNIK, Gašper. Tridesetletna vojna in Slovenci : evropski konflikt in slovenski prostor v prvi polovici 17. stoletja. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU. 2020, str. 473-505, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 48369923]

 

BELE, Martin. Did he really do it? : Frederick V of Ptuj - coward or victim?. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 11-24, 353, ilustr., rodosl. tabele. [COBISS.SI-ID 45009411]

 

KOSI, Miha. Representative buildings of the Counts of Cilli : an expression of dynastic propaganda. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 25-47, 355, ilustr., zvd., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.02. [COBISS.SI-ID 44980227]

 

OTER GORENČIČ, Mija. Die Kartäuserpolitik der Grafen von Cilli - ein Vorbild für die Habsburger?. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 49-65, 357-358, ilustr., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.03. [COBISS.SI-ID 44582915],

 

KOŠAK, Tina. Between uniformity and uniqueness : depictions of benefactors of Stična cistercian abbey. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 173-202, 355, ilustr., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.07. [COBISS.SI-ID 44526339]

 

VIDMAR, Polona. Porträts als visualisierte Erinnerung an verdienstvolle Leistungen der Bürger von Maribor (Marburg). V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 203-230, 359-360, ilustr., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.08. [COBISS.SI-ID 44587267]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. Nationalstile als Propagandamittel in der Zeit der Nationalbewegungen : slowenische und andere Nationalstile in der Architektur um 1900. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 249-267, 356-357, iustr., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.10. [COBISS.SI-ID 44812035]

 

SVOLJŠAK, Petra. Umetnost med cenzuro in propagando v prvi svetovni vojni. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 269-293, 359, doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.11. [COBISS.SI-ID 44982531]

 

VODOPIVEC, Barbara. Visual propaganda in the Slovenian territory during the First World War : influences and specifics. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 295-318, 360, ilustr., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.12. [COBISS.SI-ID 44592387]

 

KRMELJ, Vesna. Narodi gredo svojo silno pot : položaj in ustvarjalnost likovnih umetnikov med prvo svetovno vojno na Kranjskem med cenzuro in propagando. V: LAZARINI, Franci (ur.), KOŠAK, Tina (ur.). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda, (Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419, 25/2, 2020). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC. 2020, 25, [št.] 2, str. 319-349, 356, ilustr., doi: 10.3986/ahas.25.2.13. [COBISS.SI-ID 44596739],

 

OTER GORENČIČ, Mija (avtor, fotograf). The role of the Counts of Cilli in the architectural development of the Jurklošter Carthusian monastery's great cloister and the question of the location of Veronika of Desnice's grave : the archaeological method as an aid to art-historical interpretation. Studia Historica Slovenica : časopis za humanistične in družboslovne študije, ISSN 1580-8122. [Tiskana izd.], 2020, letn. 20, št. 1, str. 67-118, ilustr , doi: 10.32874/SHS.2020-03. [COBISS.SI-ID 45005571]

VIDMAR, Polona. Sestop Habsburžanov in avstro-ogrskih junakov s piedestala : prispevek k slovenizaciji javnega prostora Maribora in sosednjih mest leta 1919. Annales : anali za istrske in mediteranske študije, Series historia et sociologia, ISSN 1408-5348. [Tiskana izd.], 2020, letn. 30, št. 4, str. 679-700, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 46617859],

 

QUINZI, Saša. Rodbinske ambicije Sigismunda grofa Attems Petzenstein v luči umetnostnih naročil. Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419. [Tiskana izd.], 2021, 26, [št.] 1, str. 65-79, 190-191, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 50256131]

 

MAUČEC, Mateja. Vizualna propaganda Stadlerjevih ekumenskih prizadevanj v freskah Ivane Kobilce. Acta historiae artis Slovenica, ISSN 1408-0419. [Tiskana izd.], 2021, 26, [št.] 1, str. 113-132, 188, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 50256643]

 

Exhibition

 

Virtual exhibition: War and the Power of Image. Visual Propaganda and Censorship in Slovenia during World War I (preview); to view the exhibition interactively, download PDF file

 

 

Unpublished conference contribution

OTER GORENČIČ, Mija. Umetnostna reprezentacija in propaganda Celjskih grofov preko monastičnih redov : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43191597]

 

KOSI, Miha. Reprezentacija Celjskih grofov v luči arhivskih virov : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43108653]

 

BENCE, Gorazd. Usoda cerkvenih ustanov Celjskih grofov po letu 1456 : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43191853]

 

MUROVEC, Barbara. Slikarstvo okoli 1600 v luči verskega razkola : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43192109]

 

VIDMAR, Polona. Portreti veljakov iz mariborskega rotovža : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43192621]

 

KOŠAK, Tina. Portreti ustanovnikov, dobrotnikov in vladarjev v samostanih kontemplativnih redov na Slovenskem v 17. in 18. stoletju : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43192365]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. Narodni slog v arhitekturi kot sredstvo politične propagande : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43193133]

 

VODOPIVEC, Barbara. Vizualna propaganda v prvi svetovni vojni - razglednice in plakati : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 6 June 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 43193389]

 

KRMELJ, Vesna. Moderna umetnost v slovenskem katoliškem tisku v letih 1909-1925 : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 3916142]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. Narodni domovi in Nemške hiše v službi propagande - primerjalna slovensko-češka perspektiva : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 44930861]

 

VIDMAR, Polona. Portreti kot medij reprezentacije županskih dosežkov : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 44931117]

 

VODOPIVEC, Barbara. Razglednice kot sredstvo vizualne propagande centralnih sil v prvi svetovni vojni : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 44929837]

 

KOŠAK, Tina. Stiški portreti dobrotnikov in deželnih knezov : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 44930093]

 

OTER GORENČIČ, Mija. Strategije samostanske politike Habsburžanov in Celjskih grofov kot sredstvo propagande : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 44930349]

 

BENCE, Gorazd. Svetniški zavetniki in dinastična propaganda grofov Celjskih : lecture at the internal workshop "Likovna umetnost med cenzuro in propagando od srednjega veka do konca prve svetovne vojne", Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, 14. June 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 44930605]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. In the search of Slovenian national style in architecture : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 31174147]

 

OTER GORENČIČ, Mija. The Medieval artistic propaganda of the House of Habsburg in the Stična Cistercian monastery : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 31170051]

 

KOŠAK, Tina. Portraits of benefactors in the monasteries of contemplative orders in Slovenia : the case of Stična (Sittich) cistercian abbey : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 31173123]

 

VIDMAR, Polona. Porträt als Belohnung : zu einer Funktion der Bildnisse am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 31173891]

 

KOSI, Miha. Representative buildings of the Counts of Cilli : an expression of dynastic propaganda : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 31172611]

 

KRMELJ, Vesna. Vavpotič's painting "John of Carniola" in the context of World War I propaganda : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 32268803]

 

BENCE, Gorazd. Die verwitwete Baronin Katharina Elisabeth Raumschüssl und ihre Loretokapelle in Celje : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 31173635]

 

VODOPIVEC, Barbara. Visual propaganda in the First World War on the territory of Slovenia : influences and specifics : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 32266499]

 

BELE, Martin. Did he rallly do it? : Frederick V of Ptuj, coward or victim? : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 60200707]

SVOLJŠAK, Petra. Art between censorship and propaganda during the First World War : lecture at international web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands organized by Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, France Stele Institute od Art History, ZRC SAZU and Milko Kos HIstorical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Maribor and Ljubljana, 2 Oct. 2020. [COBISS.SI-ID 60884483]

 

Lectures

MUROVEC, Barbara. Naslikana reformacija : Mencingerjeva hiša, Mestni muzej Krško, 21 Nov. 2017. [COBISS.SI-ID 3766382]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. Arhitektura v službi propagande : primer narodnih domov in nemških hiš : lecture at mensual meeting of members of Pravniško društvo Ljubljana, 1 Feb. 2018, Ljubljana. [COBISS.SI-ID 42603821]

 

LAZARINI, Franci. Med politiko naroda, arhitekturo in propagando : narodni domovi in nemške hiše na Slovenskem : web lecture for Lions klub Ljubljana Tivoli, 9. Feb. 2021. [COBISS.SI-ID 60332803]

 

Workshop

Internal workshop of the project group, 6 June 2018, Maribor, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Lecture room FF 2.13 (participants: Franci Lazarini, Gorazd Bence, Miha Kosi, Tina Košak, Barbara Murovec, Mija Oter Gorenčič, Polona Vidmar, Barbara Vodopivec)

 

Workshop of the project group, 14 June 2019, Maribor, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Lecture room FF 2.13 (participants: Franci Lazarini, Gorazd Bence, Tina Košak, Vesna Krmelj, Barbara Murovec, Mija Oter Gorenčič, Petra Svoljšak, Polona Vidmar, Barbara Vodopivec)

 

Conference

International web conference Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda in the Habsburg Lands, 2 October 2020

 

Editorial work

LAZARINI, Franci (urednik), KOŠAK, Tina (urednik). Likovna umetnost v habsburških deželah med cenzuro in propagando = Visual arts in the Habsburg lands between censorship and propaganda. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2020. 365 str., ilustr. Acta historiae artis Slovenica, 25/2, 2020. ISBN 978-961-05-0495-5. ISSN 1408-0419. [COBISS.SI-ID 38441219]

Funded by

The research project Visual Arts between Censorship and Propaganda from the Middle Ages to the end of World War 1 (L7-8282 B