SVIBOR - Project code: 6-02-122


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Project code: 6-02-122

Medieval Art and Architecture from IX to XVI cc. in Continental Parts of Croatia

Main researcher: VUKIČEVIĆ-SAMARŽIJA, DIANA (42245)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 92
Institution name: Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Zagreb (20)
Department/Institute: Medieval Art Section
Address: Avenija Vukovar 68/III
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 538 060
Fax: 385 (0)1 537 613

Summary: The research programme contained several fundamental investigations as a basis for a Corpus of monuments of medieval architecture, sculpture and certain segments of wall-painting. As the structure of the Corpus is adapted to the geographical boundaries of the bishoprics and archdeaconates, the research has been centred on the regions of NW Croatia. The work included critical re-examination of all existent written sources, i. e. archivalia and scientific literature, as well as field-surveys and field-studies. The buildings included in the Corpus (25 items) are presented with professional photographs and architectural drawings and plans. The architectural scientific documentation thus made contains ground-plans, longitudinal and transversal cross-sections, and also the architectural drawings of other structures or details where needed.

Keywords: Middle-ages, Romanesque, Gothic, Religious architecture, Wall-painting, Fortification, Iconographical programme, Architectural decoration

Research goals: The basic aim of the project is the creation of Corpora concerning all the relevant data about medieval architecture, mainly churches, pieces of sculpture, as well as some segments of medieval wall-painting. The research results serve as a basis for further studies. In creating the Corpus'structure it was necessary to adapt it to the geographical borders of medieval bishoprics. Therefore, some specialist studies were concieved to deal with single monuments (Zagreb Cathedral, churches in Čazma and Remetinec), regions (Gothic church architecture in the region of Hrvatsko zagorje), artistic developments (Early-medieval wooden architecture), monastic orders (Templars, Franciscans, etc.). Also the knowledge on the sites where the arhitecture dating from Roman antiquity was antecedent or was replaced by medieval building structures, especially churches, as well as on the relations between churches and castles has been widened. The scientific data are part of the database "Artistic Heritage of Croatia".


  1. Name of institution: Zentralinstitut fuer Kunstgeschichte
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Systematic exchange of information
    City: 80000 - Muenchen, Deutschland

  2. Name of institution: Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia, Mueveszettorteneti kutato csoport
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Joint project
    City: 1250 - Budapest, Hungary

  3. Name of institution: Ustavu dejin umeni Akademie ved Česke Republiky
    Type of institution: State institute
    Type of cooperation: Joint publishing of scientific papers

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Last update: 10/16/95