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Remarks to the Question of the so called Monastic Schools Of Architecture, by Ernő Marosi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The art historical hypothesis of the schools in Romanesque architecture was based on the concept of monastic networks. Their existence was denied with arguments of the monumental evidence as well as corresponding to the non-centralized organization of early monastic orders. In the history of the medieval architecture in Hungary the centralized reform orders (Cistercians, Premonstratensians) are traditionally considered as mediators of both the typological and the stylistic factors. It cannot be proved that architecture was determined by schools, only the liturgic consuetudines had a role like that.


Ernő Marosi is art historian and an ordinary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1993- now). He was a fellow (1974-2010) and former director (1990-2000) of the Institute of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences but also a member of the staff (1963-2010). He is now professor emeritus at the Institute for Art History of the Budapest Eötvös Loránd University. His main research fields are focused on Medieval art, mainly on history of architecture and sculpture, and on  Historiography of art history.