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Summary: In the project "Selected questions of Dalmatian painting of
the 14th to the 20th centuries" research was carried out on numerous not
studied or not enough examined questions of the history of painting in
Dalmatia in the cited course of time. The paintings from the 14th century
were the oldest studied. Discovered are some up to now unknown works that
enlighten that time in which Ghotic and Byzantine encountered (Breviarium
spalatense in Museo Correr in Museo Correr, Missale of the duke Novak).
Particular care was payed to the most important chapter of the old
Dalmatian painting so called "Dalmatian school of painting" which become
active in the 15th and through the whole 16th century. From one side
surveyed and defined were up to now not perceived peculiarities, from the
other disclosed were some umknown pictures or have their attributions been
changed, given new evaluation and brought forward new analysis (Blaž
Jurjev, Nikola Vladanov, Dujam Vušković, Ivan Petrov iz Milana, Ivan
Ugrinović, Lovro Dobričević, Nikola Božidarević, Miho Hamzić). Special
attention was paid to the paintings of the Renaissance artists (L.
Bastiani, F. Bissolo) an to the scarcely known Manneristic painting in
Dalmatia (P. Brocardo, J. Ventura, Martin Benetović). Newly reached
synthetized views and specificness concern the so called "Schiavoni"
principally those appearing to the Renaissance and Manneristic period.
Many new attributions and finds enriched the catalogue of the Renaissance,
Manneristic nad Baroque painting import (F. Negro, J. Fyt, J. Palma
Junior, M. Ponzoni, C. Maratti, G.B. Pitteri, A. Vicentino, B. D'Anna, F.
Zaninberti, F. Baroci, M. Schiavone), along with some local masters of
that period (S. de Vita). Separately a great number of iconographic
questions were scrutinized, specialy problems of iconography of Virgin
Mary. New contributions were also confirmed in the sphere of the modest
Dalmatian painting of the 19th century (Juraj Pavlović, G. Candellari).
For the 20th century stressed were some questions on our and foreign
critic (Vladimir Rismondo, Ivo Delalle, C.A. Argan).
Keywords: Croatia, Dalmatia, paintig of Trecento, painting from Ghotic to Baroque period, "Dalmatian school of painting", "Schiavoni", paintings by foreign masters in Dalmatia from XV-XVIII ct., painting of the 19th and 20th centuries, iconography of St. Mary,
Research goals: Treating the project questions and various aspects
of the appearing problems should in the proximate future result with
anoverall survey of history of Dalmatian painting (chronologically
covering from the 14th to the 20th centuries). Such an estimation should
display the importance of Dalmatian painting with all its characteristics
and distinctive features in the boundaries of Croatian or European
context. Although a notable number of researchers published their papers
making a marked contribution during the last few decades, there still
exist problems andquestions to be answered. Filling these vacancies and
dilemmas with appropriate answers resulting with the synthesis is one of
the main project goals. This calls for the incorporation of the unknown
works, completing and correcting of some earlier opinions and attitudes.
Reevocation of some of the significant artists profiles should be
performed simultaneously as the work of many artists is still not valued
enough, and inserting of some new metodes in examinating and sintetical
questions of project's problematic. Other information about the project.