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LEDs, Science and New Dimensions Open Lab Day at LRZ's V2C

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany appeared - with a contribution by PD Dr. Matteo Burioni - at "LEDs, Science and New Dimensions Open Lab Day at LRZ's V2C" at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) on Thursday, October 19, 2023.


Historic Spaces and Multisensory Experience. A Digital Exploration of Light, Sound, and Movement


Date: October 11-13, 2023

Venue: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Main building, Lecture Hall E 216,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich

Participation on-site or via Zoom.
Please register until October 06, 2023.: franziska.kaiser@kunstgeschichte.uni-muenchen.de

Zoom link: lmu-munich.zoom-x.de/j/68475497216

Meeting ID: 684 7549 7216
Identification code: 219238

The event will be recorded for scientific documentation.

Organization and Concept by Stephan Hoppe and Matteo Burioni


Baroque ceiling painting: weekly excursion tips with the 49-Euro-Ticket

Discover weekly excursion tips with the 49-Euro Ticket, recommended by the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting. Follow the campaign on the BAdW Twitter Channel.

Explore all the Summer 2023 excursion tips from the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting, gathered here.

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting at the Kunstareal-Festival 2023

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting will be showcased at the Kunstareal Festival on July 16, 2023, and will be located in the foyer of the Museum Mineralogia.

If you want more information about the CbDD event at Kunstareal-Fest, you can click here.

No registration is necessary, and participation is completely free of charge.

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting at the Bavarian-Czech State Exhibition 2023 "Baroque! Bavaria and Bohemia"

The House of Bavarian History (HdBG) and the National Museum in Prague (NM) have joined forces to organize the Bavarian-Czech national exhibition titled "Baroque! Bavaria and Bohemia." The exhibition will be presented in two locations: from May 10 to October 3, 2023, it will be showcased in the special exhibition area (Donausaal) of the House of Bavarian History in Regensburg, and from December 8, 2023, to May 8, 2024, it will be displayed in the special exhibition area of the National Museum in Prague, located in the main building on Wenceslas Square.

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting is represented by two media stations.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Website: www.hdbg.de

Exploring the exhibition "Guido Reni: The Divine"

Our Team was guided by Dr. Bastian Eclercy through the exhibition "Guido Reni. The Divine," which is on view at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt a. M. from November 23, 2022, to March 5, 2023.

Exploring Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's Ceiling Fresco: Insights into 17th and 18th Century European Decorative Art

PD Dr. Matteo Burioni will be delivering a guest lecture on January 10, 2023, at 4:15 p.m., as part of the VL "History of Architecture I" by Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Anna Minta. The lecture will focus on his research on painted and sculpted ceiling decorations in 17th and 18th-century Europe, specifically using Giovanni Battista Tiepolo as an example.

The lecture titled "Image and Space: The Ceiling Fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in the Staircase of the Würzburg Residence" will provide a comprehensive overview of the art-historical and digital research possibilities in the study of ceiling painting, showcasing the influence of this courtly decorative art form across Europe during its peak around 1700.

Exploring the restored frescoes by Hans Georg Asam in Freising

Dr. Ulrike Götz accompanies the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting on a visit to the Theater Hall in Freising (former Episcopal Lyceum) in honor of the ongoing restoration of the frescoes by Hans Georg Asam.

Baroque Ceiling Painting and the Accompanying Media of Representation - Perspectives of Production and Reception

International conference of the project "Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany" (CbDD),

Ceiling painting in the 17th century, in conjunction with architecture, becomes probably the most important medium of dynastic, princely, and ecclesiastical representation in the whole Central European area. Its main purpose and content is the visual demonstration of status, power, and prestige, but also of belonging, taste, and sophistication of its patrons. In the profane sphere, their place is the residence of a territorial lord: the prince's castle, the great hall, the representation or staterooms. In the sacred realm, the church room itself serves as the surface in the first place, which in turn is often finely subdivided.

The conference aims to explore the medial contexts of European ceiling painting between about 1550 and 1800 in the context of project conception, planning, and execution, as well as in post-project reception. Using case studies, it examines how Baroque ceiling painting is integrated into the accompanying and reproductive visual and textual media, and what role these play in its validity and mode of action.

The event is conceived and hosted by:

  • Hubert Locher (Director DDK; Head of Arbeitsstelle Marburg)
  • Stephan Hoppe (LMU, Institute for KG, overall project manager CbDD)
  • Matteo Burioni (LMU; Institute for KG; Project Coordinator and Head of the Munich Office)

The International Conference will take place within the framework of the "Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany", a project within the Academies Program of the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, funded by the Federal Government and the States of Bavaria and Hesse, located at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Registration (until September 30, 2022) and contact:

Jasmin Kruse (research associate and coordinator of the CbDD's Marburg office).
Tel.: +49-6421-28-23325

Venue: Landgrafensaal, Hessian State Archives Marburg
Friedrichsplatz 15 | 35037 Marburg


Results of the Pax & Pecunia Project in the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting

Under the title Pax & Pecunia, students at the University of Augsburg, under the project leadership of Prof. Dr. Andrea Gottdang and Dr. Angelika Dreyer, have been examining preserved and lost Baroque ceiling paintings in Augsburg townhouses since 2019. The starting point for this was around 30 gouaches made between 1936 and 1945 by Karl Nicolai (1883-1949), who copied the wall paintings, which were difficult to access at the time and are often lost today. In cooperation between the Chair of Art History at the University of Augsburg and the Augsburg Art Collections and Museums, an exhibition was created that will now be shown in Augsburg's Schaezlerpalais between May 19 and September 12, 2022. The diverse, often surprising results of the research project are presented in a catalog published by Imhof-Verlag. Thanks to the cooperation with the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany, individual Augsburg objects can also be presented in more detail in its database: www.deckenmalerei.eu.

Link to the exhibition: https://kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de/pax-und-pecunia.

LRZ Celebrates 60 Years: Congratulations from the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany

At the ceremony "60 years LRZ" on July 14, 2022, PD Dr. Matteo Burioni paid tribute to the successful collaboration of the LRZ with the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany. 


Article "Under French-German Skies. Digital Exploration of Ceiling Painting on Both Sides of the Rhine"

In the article "Under German-French Skies. Digital Research of Ceiling Painting on Both Sides of the Rhine" by PD Dr. Matteo Burioni in Akademie Aktuell 76/2022 discusses the digital research of ceiling painting on the German and French sides of the Rhine. The article offers insights into the latest developments and approaches to researching and documenting this important form of artistic expression.

Presentation of the CbDD at the kickoff workshop of the Herrenhaus Center by PD Dr. Matteo Burioni

The Manor House Center, a newly established institution, focuses on studying post-medieval manor houses from 1500 onwards. These architectural treasures remain integral to the distinctive cultural landscape of the Baltic Sea region.

With an estimated count of 12,000 to 15,000 estates, these properties span across ten countries: Germany, Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad, Ingermanland, and Karelia*), Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. The project receives equal funding from the Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting at the XXXVI. German Art Historians' Conference 2022

Baroque Splendor: The Restorative Journey of Discovery to Carlo Carloni's Frescoes in Ansbach

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting is conducting a laser scanning and photogrammetry campaign with the team of Prof. Dr. Mona Hess (University of Bamberg) and in cooperation with the Bavarian Palace Department on the occasion of the restoration of Carlo Carlone's frescoes in Ansbach.


International Conference on Baroque Ceiling Paintings in Europe

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany and the German Forum for Art History, as well as the Université de Bourgogne, are organizing the international conference "Plafonds peints en Europe XIVe -XXIe siècles: formes, fonctions, fictions" in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2021. The conference is generously supported by special funds from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


Three lectures of the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting at the conference "301 Years of the Mannheim Residence"

At the conference "301 Years of the Mannheim Residence: From the Laying of the Foundation Stone to Digital Reconstruction", the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting will be represented with three exciting lectures.


The CbDD at the Great Garden in Dresden

Pablo Gumiel Campos, a member of the European doctoral network Palamusto ETN (Research and Training for the Palace Museum of Tomorrow), shares insights from the photogrammetry and laser scanning campaign conducted for the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Paintings in Germany. The campaign took place at the Great Garden n in Dresden and was carried out in collaboration with Schlösserland Sachsen GmbH and Staatsbetriebe Bau- und Immobilienmanagement Sachsen.

The CbDD at the 53rd German Historians' Conference

The "Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany" of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities invites you to virtual tours of magnificent Baroque buildings on October 5 and 6 at 1 pm. The tours will take place in the Mozilla Hub and last about 30 minutes.

Interested parties can register to participate by emailing pressestelle(at)badw-muenchen.de

Further information on the 53rd German Historians' Day with the theme "Interpretation Battles" is available on the homepage of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities as well as the homepage of the  Historians' Day

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting at the Kunstareal-Fest 2021

The Kunstareal-Fest is an event organized by the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Munich, and the Förderkreis Kunstareal München.

Together with Munich's large and small art and cultural institutions, the Kunstareal-Fest is taking place for the fifth time and, under this year's title "Blickpunkte" (Viewpoints), invites visitors to an "inspiring journey of exploration through 5,000 years of cultural history - on-site and digitally".

This year, the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting is also represented with an online guided tour through the virtual reconstructions of the Bamberg Imperial Hall and the lost Lusthaus of the Munich Residence. 

Dates of the online guided tour
15. 07. / 18:00 to 18:30 
15. 07. / 19:00 to 19:30 
15. 07. / 20:00 to 20:30
16. 07. / 16:30 to 17:00 
19. 07. / 16:30 to 17:00
20. 07. / 16:30 to 17:00
21. 07. / 16:30 to 17:00

For more information on the CbDD event at the Kunstareal Festival, click here.

Register to participate by emailing e.radmacher(at)kunstgeschichte.uni-muenchen.de.

Participation is free of charge.

The virtual reconstructions were created in cooperation with Elisabeth Mayer / Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ).

Art Enjoyment in Pandemic Times

We are delighted to present the article "Art Enjoyment in Pandemic Times" written by Dr. Matteo Burioni, featured in Akademie Aktuell on June 15, 2021. Discover how art has become a source of enjoyment and inspiration, even amidst challenging circumstances. Join us in exploring the uplifting power of art during the pandemic.

Read the full article here!

Article about Sebastiano Ricci's ceiling painting in Schönbrunn

An article about Sebastiano Ricci's ceiling painting in the Schönbrunn Palace was published in the newspaper 'Die Presse' on April 17, 2021. Read the exclusive interview with Herbert Karner from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, who gives exciting insights into the artist's work.

Full article.

Call for Papers: Painted Ceilings in Europe (XIV- XXI Century)

Organized by the German Forum for Art History-DFK (Paris), the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich) and the Université de Bourgogne (LIR3S, CNRS, UMR 7366).

International Conference, Paris, DFK, 2-3 December 2021.

More Information.

The legacy of baroque ceilings: a look at Germany's magnificent art history

Published in the Donaukurier of the Passauer Neue Presse on February 23, 2021, the article is dedicated to the fascinating "Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany." Immerse yourself in the rich art history of the Baroque period and discover the impressive diversity of ceiling painting that shapes our cultural heritage. Learn more about the significant works that enrich this special era of art throughout the country.

Panel: The Munich Residence during the Renaissance

Join us for a panel about the Munich Residence," organized in collaboration with the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany, which is part of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (BAdW). Esteemed scholars Prof. Dr. Stephan Hoppe and PD Dr. Matteo Burioni will be leading the discussions.

  • Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Articel SZ

The January 28, 2021 issue of SZ EXTRA Culture and Pastimes features an exciting article about the fascinating publication database of the "Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Paintings in Germany". Dive into a world full of artistic masterpieces and discover valuable information about Baroque ceiling paintings in Germany.

Read the Article now. 

Project of the month

In January 2021, the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany is Project of the Month in a presentation of the Academies Program of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Homepage BMBF.

New project movie of the CbDD

Discover a captivating new project film that takes you on a virtual journey to the magnificent residences in Würzburg and Ellingen, showcasing the remarkable work of the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany (CbDD) across the Federal Republic.

Witness the seamless collaboration between the project's two essential units: the Munich-based art historians utilizing high-resolution photographs from Marburg to collect, document, and research the stunning baroque interiors. The publication database opens up these treasures to researchers worldwide, offering unparalleled access to this exceptional art.

Concept, Camera, and Editing by Dr. Laura Räuber, © Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften 2020.

For more information, read the press release "From the Residence to the Screen: New Project Film on Baroque Ceiling Painting in the BAdW Media Library Online" by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Dr. Matteo Burioni in an interview with "Akademie Aktuell

New publication at Hirmer and beta version of the publication platform online

Baroque ceiling painting for browsing and surfing

Discover and marvel at ceiling paintings in churches and monasteries, castles and banquet halls without stiff neck and without having to leave your own living room: This is made possible by the new volume of the BAdW project "Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany".  

Ceiling Painting around 1700 in Europe - Courts and Residences

Edited by: Stephan Hoppe, Heiko Laß and Herbert Karner

At the same time, the beta version of the publication platform www.deckenmalerei.eu goes online, which covers the ceiling painting from 1550 to 1800 in the area of today's Federal Republic of Germany is recorded, documented, and researched.

NFDI4Culture: Projektvorstellung in Mainz

Auf seiner Sommerreise besuchte der Staatsminister Konrad Wolf die Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz und informierte sich über das Konsortium NFDI4Culture (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur for Culture), das Ende Juni 2020 bewilligt wurde und dessen Träger die Akademie ist. 

Als Teil des Konsortiums wurde der "Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland" neben dem Projekt "Motion Bank" ausgewählt, sich und ihr Forschungsvorhaben in Mainz vorzustellen. Präsentiert wurde der Bamberger Kaisersaal, der mithilfe von Virtual Reality erfahrbar und begehbar gemacht werden konnte. 

Hier finden Sie den Bericht zum Besuch des Ministers auf der Website der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz und die Pressemitteilung.

Article in the Augsburger Allgemeine

In the article "Baroque Gems in Augsburg", the Augsburger Allgemeine reports on the cooperation of the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany with the project "Pax et Pecunia. Baroque ceiling painting in Augsburg townhouses". Website-Link

Augsburger Allgemeine, July 16, 2020


Photo campaign in the staircase of the Würzburg Residence

The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities was able to photograph Tiepolo's frescoes in the stairwell of the Würzburg Residenz during the Corona-related Lockdown. 

Special thanks go to the Bavarian Palace Department, which made this photo campaign possible and offered us the unique opportunity to photograph the deserted staircase of the Würzburg Residenz.


Business trip with Mask

Jens Fachbach travels to Mainz, in order to visit the Landesdenkmalamt for his research. The headquarters of the Landesdenkmalpflege department is located in the Erthaler Hof, where this selfie was taken. 

Photo Campaign in Saxony: Behind the scenes

Uwe Gaasch takes photographs for the corpus of baroque ceiling paintings in Germany in the Hoflössnitz in Radebeul. The wall and ceiling painting of the Lusthaus of the Saxon Electors was made by Albert Eckhout and Centurio Weibel and dates from 1650 to 1656.

Start of NFDI4Culture

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences is represented with two research projects in the new consortium NFDI4Culture: The Corpus of Baroque ceiling paintings in Germany and the Critical Edition of the Works of Richard Strauss.

The consortium is led by the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (ADW Mainz). On 26 June, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) approved the application submitted by an association of various academies, universities and cultural heritage institutions. With NFDI4culture, the cooperation between the academies will be strengthened sustainably at the operational level.

"The national strategy for research data infrastructure and especially the NFDI4culture offer great opportunities for the corpus of baroque ceiling painting in Germany in terms of research data re-use, data analysis and the provision of 3D data. This will bring considerable simplifications and improvements, especially for the digitally launched academy projects such as the Corpus".

(Matteo Burioni, Project Coordinator CbDD)

See the Press release "NFDI4Culture" of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences

Testing Mozilla Hubs


In cooperation with the Leibniz Computing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (LRZ), the corpus of baroque ceiling paintings in Germany is testing Mozilla Hubs for the virtual visit of our 3D reconstruction of the Bamberg Kaisersaal.

First Selfie by Prof. Dr. Ute Verstegen (FAU Erlangen) and Dr. Georg Hohmann (Deutsches Museum) in the 3D reconstruction of the Bamberg Kaisersaal in Mozilla Hubs.

Book Announcement

Deckenmalerei um 1700 in Europa - Höfe und Residenzen

published by:

  • Stephan Hoppe
  • Heiko Laß
  • Herbert Karner

Across both Northern and Southern Europe, a multitude of baroque residences mesmerize visitors with their grandeur, adorning ceilings and walls with magnificent paintings depicting the realms of princely governance and the allure of an idealized reality. This volume delves into the significant role these artworks played as a vital instrument of self-representation for nearly all of Europe's prominent dynasties. With profound insights, the book reveals how these striking visual narratives were strategically employed to showcase the power and prestige of these noble families throughout history.

Click here for more information.

New Release

Ulrike Seeger: 

"Schloss Ludwigsburg und die Formierung eines reichsfürstlichen Gestaltungsanspruchs" 

This book delves into the captivating story of Ludwigsburg Palace, one of Europe's most splendidly adorned baroque palaces. Built by Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg in 1704, the work examines how the palace achieved its astonishingly high artistic and conceptual standards, despite facing challenging circumstances.

Delving into historical records and sources, the book uncovers the secrets of how Ludwigsburg Palace was designed to match the grandeur of other imperial courts. Artists' networks, courtly prints, and the influence of higher-ranking courts within and beyond the imperial association all played crucial roles in shaping the palace's opulent features.

The book not only highlights the meticulously hierarchical layout of the palace and garden, masterfully crafted by Johann Friedrich Nette but also unveils the imperial princely design of the interior. With detailed reconstructions up to the year 1716, this publication provides a comprehensive insight into the grandeur and magnificence of Ludwigsburg Palace.

Click here for more information

Pax et Pecunia – Baroque ceiling painting in Augsburg townhouses

The Corpus has started a cooperation with the research and exhibition project "Pax et Pecunia - Barocke Deckenmalerei in Augsburger Bürgerhäusern" led by Prof. Dr. Andrea Gottdang (University of Augsburg) and Dr. Angelika Dreyer (CbDD). The results of the Augsburg project will be published on the publication database of the Corpus.

Click here for more information. 

Continuity of research


Amidst the Corona crisis, the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany persists in its endeavors as a distributed digital project. The team employs video conferences, digital messengers, and efficient project management to communicate and coordinate their collaboration. Our primary objective is to expedite the launch of our new publication platform, providing seamless digital access to Germany's rich cultural heritage.

Thank you Cambridge!

Dr. Aleksandra Koutny-Jones from the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) at the University of Cambridge compliments the English version of our homepage on Twitter during the corona crisis.

"In die Freiheit entlassen. Tiepolo und die Deckenmalerei"

The lecture by PD Dr. Matteo Burioni took place on the 27th of February in the Hamburger Kunsthalle as a special event for the exhibition Goya, Fragonard, Tiepolo - Die Freiheit der Malerei.  

Link to the event here.

Tiepolo und die Deckenmalerei: Lecture by Prof. Dr Stephan Hoppe and PD Dr Matteo Burioni

As part of the current Tiepolo exhibition in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, the study day on Saturday will also be devoted entirely to the artist: 

"Tiepolo und seine Welt: Studientag und Podiumsgespräch"

Tiepolo's painting opens up pictorial spaces full of light and colour. But in which worlds did the artist operate? Well-known researchers from the history of art and music open up new perspectives on Tiepolo's life and work. The artist's fantastic pictorial inventions are illuminated, as is the music that accompanied him in Venice and Würzburg. A further contribution uncovers Tiepolo's traces in Germany, which extend as far as Ludwigsburg Palace. The concluding discussion of the artist will focus on the question of Tiepolo's modernity: what can his paintings still tell us today? 

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1 to 5 pm 

About the programme

Invitation to the Salon Sophie Charlotte in Berlin

Weltbilder: This is the theme of this year's Salon Sophie Charlotte in Berlin, organized by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the corpus of Baroque ceiling painting is also represented. For more information see https://salon.bbaw.de/home/

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 6 to 12 pm

About the Programme

Appearance of the CbDD on ARD

The documentary film by Bayerischer Rundfunk showcasing long-term research will air on ARD alpha at 8:15 pm on Monday, December 2. The Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Paintings in Germany has been featured in this film, offering fascinating insights into the daily operations of an art historical research project in the digital age.

Now available in the BR media library: Wissenschaft mit langem Atem - Was bringt Langzeitforschung? (Long-Term Research: The Impact of Endurance in Science).

Lecture: Dr. Heiko Laß: „Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe“ – Die Weihnachtsgeschichte in der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland

On the ceilings of numerous churches and monasteries there are various scenes and representations of the Christmas story. Especially the adoration of the shepherds and the Three Kings were popular motifs in early modern times. Sometimes it is late at night and only a few people can be seen, but sometimes it is as bright as day or there are crowds of angels in the sky and crowds of people on earth. But also the annunciation or the offering in the temple have been painted by the artists again and again on walls and ceilings. Depending on the season, Dr. Heiko Laß, research assistant in the project Corpus of Baroque ceiling painting, guides us through the Christmas story with the help of various examples.

Monday, December 2nd, 2019, 7:30 pm

Rittersaal auf der Wasserburg

About the programme

FAZ interviews Laura Albers

Our research assistant Laura Albers visits the Residence of Ellingen in Franconia and presents her dissertation project, which is part of the research project "Corpus of Baroque ceiling painting in Germany" at the LMU Munich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stephan Hoppe. The FAZ accompanied her on the tour. 

You will find the whole interview "Wie malte man gute Kriege?" here.   

Budapest and Warschau – Lectures by Dr. Angelika Dreyer

Dr. Angelika Dreyer will give a lecture on "Akademischen Reformen und barocker Freskomalerei" at the international workshop "Neue Forschungen zur barocken Deckenmalerei" and the annual meeting of the Baroque ceiling painting group of central Europe (BCPCE) in Budapest from 31 May to 2 June. You can find more information here.

On June 5th the lecture on "Katholischen Aufklärung und ihre Reflexion in der visuellen Kultur der barocken Deckenmalerei in Süddeutschland" will follow. Dr. Angelika Dreyer will speak here in the course of the "Internationalen Methodenkonferenz" at the University of Warsaw.
You can find more information here.

„Der Stil muss deutlich, einfach und verständlich sein!“ – Lecture at the Collegium historiae artium

Dr. Angelika Dreyer speaks on April 24, 2019 in Prague, at the Collegium historiae artium, about the frescoes of Joseph Mages (1728 - 1769) and the Catholic Enlightenment in the Diocese of Augsburg.

The pictorial implementation of the iconography of the cross passed through an interesting development in South German ceiling painting. About the middle of the 18th century a change can be observed here: It leads away from the narrative depictions of the themes of the Finding of the Cross and the Exaltation of the Cross, which are decisive in the fraternal festival calendar, or the eventful depiction of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Instead, a turn towards the painterly implementation of Christ's crucifixion is now evident, in which the piety of Christ and the implementation of devotional themes play a decisive role.
The fresco by Joseph Mages in the parish church of Dillishausen shows in an exemplary way how the enlightened renewal movement towards post-Tridentine piety practice found its way into the content and formal design. All in all, the diocese of Augsburg proved to be an essential centre for the artistically relevant implementation of the reform efforts of the Catholic Enlightenment, which were initiated to a large extent by Lodovio Antonio Muratori (1672-1750).
More information here

Baroque architecture in 3D

Teaching staff face up to digital teaching methods in the arts

On November 17, 2018, doko18 in Munich offered the lecture and workshop "KLÄREN – Digitale Medien nutzen – 3D-Modellierung des Klärens und (Nach-)Gestaltens barocker Architektur" in the context of the section "III: Rezeptionsangebote" moderated by Dr. Barbara Lutz-Sterzenbach and Prof. Dr. Frank Schulz. The speakers PD Dr. Ute Engel (LMU, Institute for Art History) and Dr. Karin Guminski (LMU, Institute for Art Education, Art and Multimedia) began by reporting on their joint seminar, in which they and students* of art history and art and multimedia virtually recreated the chamber orchestra of the Electress in Schleißheim Palace in 3D. For this purpose, the students photographed the room on site and later reconstructed it on the computer using various software. The result was presented at the LRZ in the CAVE, a room with 5-sided projections, which presented the chapel in three dimensions for viewers with the help of special glasses.

After the report, many interested questions about the applicability of 3D model technology were asked in an open discussion round. Which are the new insights for the art history resulting from this possibility? What perspective differences arise in a virtual view as opposed to an analogue view? How can it really offer students easier access to old buildings and works of art? And how can students create a 3D image themselves?

The last of these questions was finally answered during the workshop. The former art and multimedia students Elisabeth Mayer and Kristian Weinand explained to the teachers how to build a convincingly detailed 3D-model of a real object with a mobile phone camera and the program "Autodesk Recap Photo", which is free of charge for teaching institutions. The teachers were able to see this object three-dimensionally with a cardboard and their mobile phone and could take a manual home with them to try it out for themselves, or rather, to take it to school. A greater digitalisation of school lessons seems to be inevitable in the future. However, the fact that the technology for this is already available on smart phones for almost all pupils today must first be made clear to the teaching generation in order to be able to benefit from it. And even if some of the participants were still sceptical about the topic, the large attendance and the never-ending discussion showed the great interest of the teachers in the interface between art, technology and pedagogy.
text: Melissa Dietzel (student, study course art and multimedia, LMU Munich)

The 3D-model of the Bamberger Kaisersaal presented again

On September 24, 2018, the new SuperMUC-NG was ceremonially commissioned at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften by Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder, Science Minister Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle and Academy President Prof. Dr. Thomas Höllmann. The 3D-model of the Bamberger Kaisersaal, which was developed by the Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei (CbDD) together with Bernhard Strackenbrock from the company "illustrated architecture" and the LRZ, was also presented in the CAVE.

The 3D model of the Bamberger Kaisersaal was also on display in the exhibition "Lust der Täuschung" at the Kunsthalle Munich, which was shown from 17 August 2018 to 13 January 2019. The exhibition dealt with optical illusions and visual subtleties within the performing arts. A multitude of exhibits from different areas, such as sculpture, architecture, design, fashion and even spatially experienceable virtual reality art, offered the viewer penetrating insights into the "(art)-history of illusion and appearance". The illusionistic means of deceiving the eye in baroque ceiling painting are explained in an essay by project coordinator PD Dr. Ute Engel in the exhibition catalogue.

Akademie Aktuell Nr. 64/2018

A further issue of the publication magazine "Akademie Aktuell" informs about new, current topics in science. In the newly published issue the topic of virtual reality and visualization is addressed. The science project "Corpus of baroque ceiling painting in Germany" also deals with this topic. Thus, the wall and ceiling paintings are not only documented photographically, but also published digitally. The different recording techniques and image processing, as well as the two-dimensional form of presentation are important for the presentation of the image material. Download

Photo Campaigns

Making of: The new photo campaigns for the Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany (CbDD) are organized by the research team at Bildarchiv Foto Marburg - DDK on site and in close collaboration with the team of photographers: Preparations for the ideal lighting of the Kaisersaal in the residential palace of Bamberg (November 2015). Read more