IRSA Foundation Projects 2020
Publication of the scholarly art-historical journal ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE
In 2020 the IRSA Foundation published two issues of ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE:
- no. 81, XLI, appeared in June 2020
- no. 82, XLI, appeared in December 2020
Organisation of the IRSA anniversary conference
Members of the IRSA Foundation Board visited Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice to set programme of the IRSA anniversary conference. Simone Gueriero, Simone Tonini, Józef Grabski, and Maria Grabski decided on the title of the conference “ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE – To the Arts and History”, place: Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, and date: 26–28 May 2020.
Meeting in Florence
Members of the IRSA Foundation met in Florence with the director of the Opera del Duomo Museum, Mons. Professor Timothy Verdon to discuss his participation in the conference “ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE – To the Arts and History”.
Meeting with the Director of the National Museum in Cracow
Director of the National Museum in Cracow Professor Andrzej Szczerski visited the IRSA Foundation to discuss cooperation between both institutions, regarding a possibility of organising a one-man exhibition of Jerzy Tchórzewski in the National Museum.
Wiktor Kusznirenko in the IRSA Foundation
Wiktor Kusznirenko chair of the Pidhirtsy Castle Foundation (Lviv) visited the IRSA Foundation.
Solo exhibition of Jerzy Tchórzewski
Closing of the exhibition of the works by Jerzy Tchórzewski in the Museum of the Warsaw Archdiocese. Meeting with artists, former students and friends of the artist, and presentation of the two-volume monograph of Tchórzewski.
Meeting in the Grand Theatre – National Opera
Józef Grabski presented the monograph of Jerzy Tchórzewski to Waldemar Dąbrowski, director of the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw. A solo exhibition of Tchórzewski was held in the Galeria Opera [Opera Gallery] in the Grand Theatre in Warsaw in 2015.
Organisation of a lecture by Professor Damian Dombrowski
The lecture by Professor Damian Dombrowski Dissolving Hierarchies, Embracing the World: Ornament and Globalism in Tiepolo’s Würzburg Frescoes, organised by IRSA, which was to take place on March 19th in the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University was cancelled according to a decree of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University to limit spreading of the SARS-Cov-2 virus among the community of the Jagiellonian University. An article by Professor Dombrowski discussing the role of women in the artistic output of Giovani Battista Tiepolo appeared in ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE, no. 81, 2020.
A new book by Professor Andréi Nakov
In April the IRSA Foundation published a new book by Professor Andréi Nakov entitledTatlin’s Reliefs: from Cubism to Abstraction. The book, an English translation of Les reliefs de Tatline: du cubisme à l’abstraction, discusses reliefs executed by Vladimir Tatlin in 1914–1915 against a background of contemporary Russian art and works made in the artistic centres of Western Europe.
Presentation of a special issue of ASTIBUS ET HISTORIAE
A special issue of ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE “Papers in Honour of William L. Barcham” (81/2020), under guest editorship of Stefania Mason and Peter Humfrey, was presented to the Dedicatee during an on-line meeting. The issue includes papers written by Catherine Puglisi, Beverly Louise Brown, John Marciari and Philip Sohm, among others.
A new book by Professor Stanisław Mossakowski
In September the IRSA Foundation published a book by Professor Stanisław Mossakowski entitled Ars Temporis Sui Testimonium. Ten Essays in Art History. The book includes ten articles discussing the history of architecture and art which were selected by the author as his most important contribution to the world art history.
The Marian Sokołowski Prize
The Marian Sokołowski Prize for the best MA thesis in art history written at Cracow universities in the 2019/2020 academic year was awarded to Wiktoria Tombarkiewicz, MA, for her thesis The Catholic Narrative of the Nation – Ethnohistory in the Space of the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary Star of New Evangelization and St John Paul II in Toruń written under the supervision of Professor Wojciech Bałus. Distinctions went to Natalia Bukowska, MA, for her thesis “Icones et miracula sanctorum Poloniae” – Prints by Giacomo Lauro and Marcin Baroniusz in the Light of Publishing Practices in Rome around 1600 written under the supervision of Professor Marek Walczak, and to Gabriela Gruszczak, MA, for her thesis The St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wawrzeńczyce as the Component of Sacred Heritage of Małopolska. History of the Monument and the Issues of its Preservation written under the supervision of Professor Piotr Krasny. All the theses were written in the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University. Special award of the IRSA Foundation went to Oleksii Rudenko, MA, for his thesis The Classical Reception, Royal Image and Strengthening the King’s Power in Early Modern Poland (1520–1572) written under the supervision of Professor Jakub Niedźwiedź in the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University.
A lecture by Józef Grabski
Józef Grabski gave an on-line lecture on works of Titian to the students of art history. The lecture was organised by Koło Naukowe Studentów Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego [Debating Society of the Art History Students at the Jagiellonian University] as a part of the “Tripolis 12” event.
A new book by IRSA
An English translation of the two-volume monograph Suffering Form. Jerzy Tchórzewski. Painting, published by the IRSA Foundation in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz Institute appeared. The book was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multi-annual Programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2022 accompanying the centenary of Poland’s regaining of independence.