IRSA Foundation Projects 2023

IRSA Foundation Projects 2023

Publication of the scholarly art-historical journal ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE

In 2023 the IRSA Foundation published two issues of ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE:

  • no. 87, XLIV
  • no. 88, XLIV

April 26th

A lecture by Professor Bernard Aikema

Professor Bernard Aikema (Professor Emeritus, Università di Verona) delivered a lecture The “Dalpontiana Methodus”. A Neglected Pictorial Mode in Early Modern Europe in the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University. This event was co-organised by the IRSA Foundation.

April 27th

A lecture on Hieronymus Bosch

A lecture by Professor Barnard Aikema (Professor Emeritus, Università di Verona) Jheronimus Bosch and the Renaissance in Europe, co-organised by the IRSA Foundation, took place at the Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University.


Research on the Portrait of Clement X Altieri by Gianlorenzo Bernini

IRSA was invited to the technological research carried out on the “Portrait of Clement X Altieri”, a medal by Gianlorenzo Bernini, in Berlin. The interdisciplinary research was carried out as part of the work of an international team of specialists from the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome and the University of Toronto.

Members of the research team: Evonne Levy (Distinguished Professor of Early Modern Art at the University of Toronto), Lisa Ellis (Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto), Jane Bassett (Head and Conservator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum), Enrico Fontolan (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History), Józef Grabski (IRSA)

October 9th

A lecture by Józef Grabski in Warsaw

Professor Józef Grabski gave a lecture at a scholarly symposium on the Portrait of a Young Man by Titian, held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

December 5th

Discussion on the publications on Jerzy Tchórzewski

A discussion “Wokół katalogu raisonné Jerzego Tchórzewskiego. Proces powstania, dylematy. Różnice w publikacji online i wersji książkowej” (Around the catalogue raisonné of the works by Jerzy Tchórzewski. The making process, dilemmas. Differences between the on-line version and the book) took place in the seat of the Common Arts Foundation. IRSA Foundation was represented by Krystyna Czerni, PhD, the editor of the book.

Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Krystyna Czerni and Iwona Wojnarowicz during discussion

December 8th

The Marian Sokołowski Prize

The Marian Sokołowski Prize for the best MA thesis in art history written at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University in the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic years was handed out to the prizewinners in the Museum of Photography. Professor Józef Grabski, the Chair of the IRSA Foundation, is one of the members of the award jury.

This year’s prize was awarded to Kinga Burek-Domżalska, MA, for her thesis “Turning fiction into fiction and reality into fiction. Surreal contexts of Andrzej Pawłowski’s art in the optics of short stories by Bruno Schulz”, written under the supervision of Professor Wojciech Bałus.

Distinctions went to Andriy Yegorovow, MA, for the thesis “Light and plastic. Light installations by Leon Tarasewicz 2017–2020”, written under the supervision of Professor Wojciech Bałus, and to Klaudia Śnieżek, MA, for the thesis “The Romanesque Architecture of the Canons Regular Abbey in Czerwińsk” written under the supervision of Professor Teresa Rodzińska-Chorąży.


Publishing of a book by Professor Jan K. Ostrowski

A book “Portraiture in Old Poland” by Professor Jan K. Ostrowski was published in collaboration of the IRSA Foundation, Wawel Royal Castle – State Art Collection and Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów.

The English translation was made possible thanks to a grant from the Lanckoroński Foundation.