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  • Conference: Biedermeier - Domestic (Slovak) & European connections (Bratislava; 1-2 October 2015)

    Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery, October 1 - 02, 2015
    Registration deadline: Sep 30, 2015

    October 1 / Thursday

    9:00 – 9:30

    9:30 – 10:00
    opening – Katarína Chmelinová (Head of the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava);
    Dušan Buran (Head of the Old Masters Collections, Slovak National Gallery)
    International Connections of Biedermeier

    10:00 – 10:20
    Anikó Dworok (Institut für Geschichte,Universität Würzburg, Würzburg)
    About the influence of Biedermeier at Viennese and Budapest historical painting

    10:20 – 10:40
    Agnieszka Rosales Rodriguez (Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw)
    Polish Biedermeier: National Discourse and European Relations

    10:40 – 11:00
    Júlia Papp (Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Art History, Budapest)
    Family, Home and Fashion in the First Third of the 19th Century in the Mirror of the Book Illustrations by Johann Blaschke (1770-1833)

    11:00 – 11:20
    Nóra Veszprémi (University of Birmingham, UK)
    Ideal Beauty and Earthly Love in Biedermeier Book Illustrations and Portraits

    11:30 – 12:00
    coffee break

    Lifestyle in Biedermeier
    12:00 – 12:20
    Katarína Beňová (Institute of Art History, Faculty of Art, Comenius University, Bratislava)
    Album of the Zichy Family from Rusovce as a Example of Relation between the Aristocrat Families in Biedermeier

    12:20 – 12:40
    Eva Hasalová (Slovak National Museum – Historical Museum)
    Aristocrat versus Merchant. Fashion Ideals in Biedermeier

    12:40 – 13:00
    Július Barczi (SNM – Museum of Betliar, Betliar)
    At the service of Count Andrássy. Emanuel Andrássy as a Customer and Author of Biedermeier Paintings

    13:30 – 15:00
    lunch break

    Pluralism of Ideas – case studies I.
    15:00 – 15:20
    Zuzana Labudová (Department of Monument Protection, Košice / Institute of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Technical University, Košice)
    Bellaagh (Belágh) Album of Košice Drawing School and the contemporary Style Plurality

    15:20 – 15:40
    Pavel Štěpánek (Institute of Art History, Palacký University, Olomouc)
    Biedermeier Environment of the Castle of Čechy pod Kosířem, the Seat of Portugal Family Silva Tarouc, the Basis for Josef Mánes by His Journeys to Slovácko and Slovakia

    15:40 – 16:00
    Petr Tomášek (Moravian Gallery in Brno, Brno)
    Biedermeier or Romanticism? Style and Ideological Pluralism at the early Stage of Work of Peter Fendi

    16:00 – 16:20
    Katarína Tánczosová (Bratislava)
    Biedermeier in Life and Work of Jozef Božetech Klemens

    16:20 – 16:40
    Anna Schirlbauer (Vienna)
    Aspects of Central-European Artistic Career at the Example of Female-painter Anna Zmeškalová (1813 – 1880)

    17:00 – 18:30
    Biedermeier – Exhibition tour with the curators Katarína Beňová, Jana Švantnerová and Silvia Seneši Lutherová

    October 2 / Friday
    Biedermeier at Gallery and Museum Collections

    9:30 – 9:50
    Jana Švantnerová (Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava)
    Towards Equality. Curatorial Selection of Judaica echoing seven main themes of „Biedermeier“exhibition

    9:50 – 10:10
    Alena Krkošková (Moravian Gallery in Brno, CZ)
    Hair Jewelry as a Specialty of Biedermeier Style and the Examples from the Moravian Gallery in Brno and other Collections

    10:10 – 10:30
    Zuzana Francová (Municipal Museum, Bratislava)
    Porcelain and Glass from Biedermeier Period from the Collection of the Municipal Museum in Bratislava

    10:30 – 11:00
    Marta Janovíčková (Municipal Museum, Bratislava)
    Furniture in Biedermeier Style from the Collection of the Municipal Museum in Bratislava

    11:00 – 11:20
    coffee break

    Toward the Modernization of the Biedermeier Era
    11:20 – 11:40
    Silvia Seneši Lutherová (Department of Theory and History of Art, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava)
    Biedermeier Ideal of Modern Interior

    11:40 – 12:00
    Lucia Almášiová (Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava)
    The Beginnings of the Photography Media in Slovakia

    12:00 – 12:20
    Ivana Komanická (Institute of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Technical University, Košice)
    Pottery from Upper Hungary: Democratic Inversion or Forming of Consume Society?

    Pluralism of Ideas – case studies II.
    12:20 – 12:40

    Viera Bartková (Institute of Esthetic, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava)
    Ethno Motives in Painting of the first half of the 19th century in Slovakia

    12:40 – 13:00
    Silvia Lorinčíková (SNM – Museum of Betliar, Betliar)
    Count George Andrássy. Between the City and Village

    final discussion

    Participants are kindly asked to register by e-mailing

    Deadline for registration: September 30, 2015