Nataša Ivanović: Spectators and Viewing Areas at the Turn of the 19th Century in the Habsburg Monarchy
Together with the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana we cordially invite you to attend the first public lecture that is part of the seminar Art for Collective Use: Art Exhibiting in Slovenia, from the Early 19th Century to Today.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1 pm, Faculty of Arts (room 343), Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana
Spectators and Viewing Areas at the Turn of the 19th Century in the Habsburg Monarchy: Landscape Graphics of Lovro Janša (1749–1812)
During the Habsburg Monarchy, the Enlightenment triggered the social need for the spectators of art to be educated and molded into art connoisseurs. It was precisely the viewing areas, which, during the time of the painter, drawer, but above all graphic artist Lovro Janša (1749–1812) and his fellow landscape artists in Vienna, was limited to exhibitions at the Vienna academy and the so-called “pay to play” venues, where a spectator could view a city panorama or have fun viewing landscapes in houses intended for arousing delight, joy, and pleasure (Lusthaus), which took on the educational role in making sense of the direct viewing of landscapes.
How did the establishment of the landscape genre influence the education of spectators, who conceived the institutional canons of mounting exhibitions and thereby the writing of exhibition catalogues, who were the spectators of landscape graphics, and, last but not least, how at the beginning of the 19th century did the view of collective consciousness about that which was “modern” influence the change from institutionally guiding spectators to the spectator’s subjectivisation of the landscape are questions that will receive their answers through a presentation of Janša’s landscapes.
Nataša Ivanović (Ljubljana) graduated in Art History and finished her studies with a doctoral dissertation in Historical Anthropology. From 2008 to 2013 she was employed as an assistant researcher at France Stele Institute of Art History, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana. In 2013 she cofounded RI19+, the Research Institute for Visual Culture from the 19th Century to the Present Time, where she is carrying on with her scientific research work. Her focus is on painting from 19th to 20th century, the methodology of art history, and the anthropology of art.
Organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory; Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana