Visual Arts and Communication of Power

Daniel Premerl

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Research Associate at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb, where he has been employed since 2000. He received his PhD degree at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb with a dissertation entitled 17th Century Wooden Altarpieces in Dalmatia (supervisor: Dr. Radoslav Tomić, head of the committee: Dr. Sanja Cvetnić, member of the committee: academician Vladimir Marković).

His area of interest includes 17th and 18th century artistic heritage in Croatia, within which he has focused on Croatian commissions in Italy, political context of commissions and iconography, patrons and commissioners. In 2013 he participated in the exhibition Stephen, the Saint-King in Székesfehérvár (having written a chapter on the Zagreb reliquary of St Stephen, cast in Rome) and co-authored the book Dubrovnik Cathedral (with a chapter on altarpieces made in Naples, Genoa and Carrara). He has published a book on the iconography of the Baroque wall paintings in the Illyrian-Hungarian College in Bologna. He has thought an undergraduate course on the history of Christian art and architecture at the Matija Vlačić Ilirik Theological Faculty (2011/2012, 2013/2014). He has worked as a thesis supervisor and co-supervisor at the doctoral program in the early modern period and art history at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. In 2013 he was a visiting lecturer at the doctoral program in art history, and in 2011 he was a participant in the round table at the doctoral program in the early modern period. In 2002/2003 he was awarded a nine-month research fellowship at the University of Oxford (OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarship); in 2006/2007 he was granted a six-month research fellowship at the Università Ca' Foscari, Venice; in 2012 he attended the CAA Conference, Los Angeles (Getty Foundation Travel Grant). He participated in four international conferences in Croatia. He has reviewed papers focusing on Croatian art history for international research journals. He has worked in editorial boards in numerous publication projects by the Institute of Art History. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Peristil journal.

He has worked as a research associate on the following projects led by Radoslav Tomić: Painting and Sculpture Between the 16th and 19th Centuries (2001−2002), Painting and Sculpture Between the 15th and 19th Centuries in Coastal Croatia (2002−2006), Painting and Sculpture Between the 16th and 18th Centuries in Coastal Croatia (2007−2013).