Conference: Diocletian’s Palace in the Works of Adam, Clérisseau and Cassas

27-29 November 2014

Split City Museum, Papalićeva 1, Split 21000, Croatia

International conference organized by Institute of Art History – Cvito
Fiskovic Centre Split

Scientific Committee:
Josko Belamaric (Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fiskovic Split)
Milan Pelc (Institute of Art History Zagreb)
Pierre Pinon (ENSA de Paris-Belleville, École de Chaillot, Institut
national d’Histoire de l’Art Paris)
John A. Pinto (Princeton University)
Ana Sverko (Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fiskovic Split)

Organizing Committee:
Josko Belamaric, Milan Pelc, Ana Sverko

Assistants:
Marina Horvat, Ivana Tadic

The international conference entitled Diocletian’s palace in the
works of Adam, Clérisseau and Cassas – Split, November 26-29,
2014, organized by the Institute of Art History, arises out of the
installation research project Dalmatia – a destination of European
Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th century (2014-2017) of the
Institute of Art History, under the aegis of the Croatian Science
Foundation. The conference is financed by the Croatian Ministry of
Science, Education and Sports and the City of Split.
Researchers from several countries responded to the invitation to
explore the role of Diocletian’s Palace in the work of Robert Adam,
Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Louis-François Cassas, as well as the
influence of Diocletian’s Palace on the development of European
neo-classicism.

The papers are divided into four groups. The section subtitled
Reading the Place brings together papers primarily devoted to the
ways in which the space is understood and recorded in image and
word, based on the direct observation of the monuments and their
surroundings. Representing the Past collects works in which the
emphasis is placed on depictions of Diocletian’s Palace as sources
for scholarship. From today’s perspective, they are an important
document concerning the state of the monument of that time.
Here there is also a contribution about the only extant specimen
of the Livorno edition of Adam’s Diocletian’s Palace. The group
linked by the subtitle Diocletian’s Palace and the Adam Style
presents works in which there is discussion of the direct influence
of Diocletian’s Palace on the work of Robert Adam, while Lessons
of Diocletian’s Palace focuses on the later influences of the works
of Adam, Clérisseau and Cassas about the Palace on neo-classicist
architecture and culture, as well as on later periods and on the
conservation of the Palace itself.

PROGRAMME

Thursday, November 27
Split City Museum

9.00 – 10.00
Registration

10.00
Welcoming remarks

10.30
1st session
Reading the Place
Moderators: Frances Sands, Milan Pelc

10.30
Heather Hyde Minor
Robert Adam as Author

10.55
Angelo Lorenzi
The Adam’s point of view

11.20
Ana Sverko
“The view from the Palace is no less beautiful”: the context of
Diocletian’s Palace in the book Ruins of the palace of the Emperor
Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia

11.45
Isabelle Warin
The Ornamentation of Diocletian’s Palace in the work of Louis-François
Cassas (1756-1827)

12.10-12.40
Coffee Break

12.40 – 13.10
Discussion

13.30
Lunch Break

16.00
2nd session
Representing the Past
Moderators: Flora Turner-Vucetic, John A. Pinto

16.00
Josko Belamaric
The Split Peristyle as interpreted by Robert Adam

16.25
Krasanka Majer Jurisic
The 18th Century graphics of the Porta Ferrea and the Communal square In

16.50
Ivan Mirnik, Ante Rendic-Miocevic
Another look at the Livorno edition of Adam’s Diocletian’s Palace

17.15-17.45
Discussion

17.45 -18.15
Coffee Break

18.30-19.30
Lecture
John A. Pinto
“The most glorious place in the universal world”: Rome in the Age of the
Grand Tour

Friday, November 28
Split City Museum

9.30
3rd session
Diocletian’s Palace and the Adam Style
Moderators: Heather Hyde Minor, Ante Rendic-Miocevic

9.30
Frances Sands
Reconstructed and in ruins: the influence of Diocletian’s Palace within
the drawings of Robert Adam

9.55
John A. Pinto
“The Beautiful Spirit of Antiquity”: Robert Adam and Diocletian’s Palace

10.20
Colin Thom
‘Spalatro’ on Thames: or how Diocletian’s Palace inspired Robert Adam’s
most audacious development – the Adelphi

10.20
Elke Katharina Wittich
Variety and elegance. Details of Diocletian’s Palace in architectural
decorations

10.45-11.15
Discussion

11.15 – 12.15
Coffee Break

12.15
4th session
Lessons of Diocletian’s Palace
Moderators: Barbara Vujanovic, Fabien Bellat

12.15
Annie Gilet
Dessins et gravures du Palais de Dioclétien à Split par Louis-François
Cassas (1756-1827), un exercice préparatoire aux relevés des grands
sites archéologiques du Levant en 1785

12.40
Amanda Green
Experiential Neoclassicism and the Adam ‘Revolution’ in English
Architecture

13.05
Stephen Caffey
Imperial Capriccio: The Palace of Diocletian and England’s Visual
Cultures of Empire

13.30-14.00
Discussion

14.30
Lunch Break

16.30
4th session
Lessons of Diocletian’s Palace
Moderators: Elke Katharina Wittich, Josko Belamaric

16.30
Viktor Lorincz
Local Antiquities and Architecture in the 18th Century Central-Europe:
The Case of Cardinal Migazzi and I.M.A. Ganneval

16.55
Olivia Sara Carli
The influence of Adam, Clérisseau and Cassas on Diocletian’s Palace
restoration

17.20
Fabien Bellat
Stalinists avatars of Diocletian Palace

17.45-18.15
Discussion

18.15 -18.45
Coffee Break

18.45-19.45
Lecture
Ivan Mirnik, Ante Rendic-Miocevic
Sheila Mc Nally and excavations of Diocletian’s Palace (1968-75)

Saturday, November 29
Diocletian’s Palace

9.30 – 12.30
Walking tour in Diocletian’s Palace

12.30-13.30
Summary of the Conference

Source:  http://arthist.net/archive/8947

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