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5/2001

Articles

Mieke Bal

Dreaming Art

Snít umění

pp. 370-384 (Czech summary)

The author of the article deals with the usefulness of psychoanalysis for art research from the standpoint of feminism, cultural studies, and postcolonialism. Drawing on conclusions made by the psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas who exploited Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, she shows in what sense Bollas's alternative may be useful for art history in relation to an analysis of dream paintings and pictorial imagination.

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Milena Bartlová - Petr Charvát

Z počátků křesťanství v českých zemích. Ikonografie románských tympanonů

The Beginnings of Christianity in Bohemia and Moravia: The Iconography of Romanesque Tympana

pp. 385-398 (English summary)

Fourteen tympana with relief decoration have been preserved in Bohemia and Moravia from the 12th and 13th centuries. The study is an attempt at a new semantic interpretation of the tympana, based on the perception of their iconography as a set of visual-communicational signs comprehensible to the addressees. These did not include merely the educated higher class, but also a group of lay people who were addressed by the elementary semantic symbols rather than by the complex iconographic programmes.

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Pavel Kalina

Crucifixus dolorosus: Zur Forschungslage und zur Begriffsbestimmung, mit einem Exkurs zum späten Michelangelo

A Painful Crucifix. On the Situation of Scholarship and Determination of the Term, with a Digression to a Late Michelangelo

pp. 399-409 (Czech summary)

A recent change in the dating of a famous crucifix from St Maria in Kapitol Church in Cologne provoked new reflections on the whole group of these preserved works and on the exact definition of the term "painful crucifix", whose origin, according to the author of the article, must be examined in relation to the activity of flagellant brotherhoods. The tradition of these crucifixes was continued by Michelangelo's late work, as the attached digression shows.

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Jan Chlíbec

Gotické a renesanční sochy z oblasti Veneta ze sbírek Carlose Clary-Aldringena a rodu Lichtenštejnů

Gothic and Renaissance Sculptures from the Veneto Region in the Collection of Carlos Clary-Aldringen and the Liechtenstein Family

pp. 410-425 (English summary)

The study monitors the collector's activites of prince Carlos Clara-Aldringen (1844-1920), who focused above all on the Italian Gothic and Renaissance sculpture from the Veneto area. Besides giving an account of his personal profile, the text also reflects upon the most important works in the said collection in a broader art-historical context.

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Christian Scholl

Caspar David Friedrich als Dichter

Caspar David Friedrich as a Poet

pp. 426-436 (Czech summary)

The article deals with contemporary reports using literary metaphors for the description of paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, which, in discourse, put them on the border between painting and poetry. At the same time, the text relates to a broader topic linked to the literary character of a work of art and the character of German Romanticism.

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Archives

Dita Dvořáková-Robová

Z dopisů Ladislava Žáka Karlu Honzíkovi (1945-1948)

From Ladislav Žák's Letters to Karel Honzík (1945-1948)

pp. 437-454

Twelve published letters from architect Ladislav Žák to Karel Honzík come from Honzík's legacy deposited at the Architectural Archives of the National Technical Museum. They contain the only known description of a project of the memorial in Ležáky and other important information, crucial for the understanding of Žák's work and his thinking in the 1940s.

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Interview

Milan Kreuzziger

Across the Borders with Mieke Bal

pp. 455-463

Reviews

Milan Kreuzziger

Mieke Bal, Quoting Caravaggio: Contemporary Art, Preposterous History

pp. 464-466

Milan Togner

Ivan Gerát, Stredoveké obrazové témy na Slovensku. Osoby a príbehy

pp. 466-469

Ivo Kořán

Zbigniew Jakubowski, Czeskie i morawskie fundacje kanonickie XIV.-XV. wieku (Studium z dziejów devotio moderna)

pp. 469-472

Christopher Long

Rostislav Švácha, The Pyramid, the Prism and the Arc: Czech Cubist Architecture 1911-1923

pp. 472-474

Hubert Guzik

Forma sleduje vědu. Teige, Gillar a evropský vědecký funkcionalismus 1922-1948

pp. 474-476

Annotations

pp. 477-478

New Additions to the Literature on Art History

pp. 478-483