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Himmlische Botschaften

Botschaften in bürgerlichen Welten –
Barocke Deckenmalerei in Bürgerhäusern

Augsburg, 6. und 7. Mai 2021 in Augsburg

Liebe Mitglieder und Freunde der BCPCE,

anbei findet Ihr den Flyer zur Tagung Himmlische Botschaften in bürgerlichen Welten – Barocke Deckenmalerei in Bürgerhäusern am 6. und 7. Mai 2021 in Augsburg. Diese kann aufgrund der Einschränkungen durch die Coronapandemie nun auch ein Jahr später leider doch nur virtuell abgehalten werden.

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Call for papers: The heaven of the well-to-do citizen. Baroque ceiling painting in townhouses

Peace and Prosperity – both conditions for political stability and economic prosperity always determined the lifestyle of the upper middle classes and are reflected visually in the ceiling
frescoes of the 18 th. century. A speedily executed and therefore affordable medium, ceiling painting was apt for representations of complex subject matters supported by its vast surfaces.

The free imperial city of Augsburg provided ideal conditions. The trade in textiles or silver products flourished as well as banking. In Augsburg, the centre of publishing houses and printing, a rich supply of iconographic and compositional possibilities was available. The bi-confessionally ruled academy attracted many fresco painters from the surrounding territories. Therefore, Augsburg seems to be the ideal place for an interdisciplinary symposium on ceiling paintings in bourgeois houses within a European context.

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