Call for Papers
Baroque Ceiling Painting: Theory & Praxis
Czech Republic, Litomyšl, October 20–22, 2022
The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno and the Studio of Wall Painting Restoration of the Faculty of Restoration, University of Pardubice, are preparing an international scientific Conference devoted to the problems of art theory and practice in the field of wall and ceiling painting of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. The Conference is organized within the frame of the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Research Group for Baroque Ceiling Painting in Central Europe (BCPCE), with the support of the Czech Academy of Sciences, program Strategy AV21: Cultural Heritage as Part of European and Global Discourse.
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Under the impression of a disturbing report and based on unfortunate historical experience, The Research Group for Baroque Ceiling Painting in Central Europe, an association of experts and professional institutions from Europe and the United States, dedicated to the study of monumental painting of the early modern period, strongly condemns the unjustifiable military aggression of the Putin regime and its army against Ukraine, during which civilians, including women and children, are being murdered and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have already been forced to flee their homes. We oppose the unacceptable invasion of the territory of a free state, which is a flagrant violation of international law and a drastic violation of basic human rights. Last but not least, we condemn this aggression by Putin’s Russia as a real and already implemented threat to the values of the world’s cultural heritage, to which Ukrainian cultural property undoubtedly belongs. We call for a halt to Russia’s barbaric war campaign and for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine!
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