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Orient oder Rom? And Strzygowski in 2017

Authors

FOLETTI Ivan

MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Description The heritage of Strzygowski, notwithstanding the political or personal motivations, is particularly meaningful to contemporary man. The non-surprising fact to those who are interested in historiography is that it is our present and our own historicity that determine the interrogations we have towards History. The present conference seems to me as a result of the past 25 years that have cancelled the iron curtain dividing for decades Europe and of the renewed large Mediterranean space where the circulation of persons has again become a rule. That is why, similarly to Strzygowski and as an example, I had myself the occasion to rediscover the art of Caucasia which brought me inevitably to ask once again the same question “Orient oder Rom?”. Unfortunately, and especially these recent years and months, it is also linked with the figures like Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen as well as various leaders of Eastern European countries and their nationalistic and aggressive politics that remind us other moments of the history, decisively less fascinating.
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