Thieme, Cristina

Das Tafelbild aus der Kathedrale von Trogir

Kunsttechnologische Studien zur Tafelmalerei Dalmatiens des 13. Jahrhunderts

22.5 x 31.5 cm, 292 p., 120 illustrations b/w, 2 line drawings color, 224 halftones color, 49 line drawings b/w, hardback
88,00 €

ISBN: 9783895005626
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Short Description

The panel of Trogir was created as a retabel for the high altar in the cathedral of the small Dalmatian town of Trogir at the Adriatic sea. It is considered a unique amalgation of the cultures and arts of East and West and reflects the prime of this encounter. The author describes in detail the panel itself, the wood technology and preparation, painting technique, questions of style and quality.


In 1990, the fragment of a panel dating back to the 13th century was found in the choir stalls of the cathedral of Trogir. Technological aspects of this work of art have been examined and the importance of the panel has been discussed against the background of its creation in the Dalmatian seaside town which was then under the influence of Byzantium and the West. Studies on the history of the city of Trogir, on its cathedral and on its local adoration of saints are the basis for these studies.
The panel is special because it has been spared from later treatment, thanks to the fact that it has been built into the choir stalls. Therefore it was possible to study the medieval painting technique in a unique way. Comparisons with artwork from the western sphere illustrate the isolated status of the panel. Its sumptuous and ingenious painting technique is bound to originate from the Byzantine East. Studies regarding the reconstruction and proportion of the original design, form and size of the panel have been made and they delivered important basic information both regarding the typological classification and function and the original installation site of the panel at the cathedral of Trogir.

Biographical Note

Dr. phil. Dipl.-Restauratorin Cristina Thieme, geboren in Mailand, absolvierte ihr Studium der Konservierung und Restaurierung an der Hochschule der Künste (HKB), Bern. 1991 bis 1995 war sie Mitarbeiterin am Bayerischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und bearbeitete Konservierungsfragen der Polychromie der Terrakottaarmee des Ersten Kaisers von China, Qin Shi Huandi. Seit 1997 ist sie wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Lehrstuhl für Restaurierung, Kunsttechnologie und Konservierungswissenschaft an der Technischen Universität München. 2006 promovierte sie über das Tafelbild von Trogir an der Technischen Universität München. Forschungsschwerpunkte sind kunsttechnologische Fragen zur Maltechnik, Mikroskopie und die Analytik von Malmaterialien.


13th century, c 1200 to c 1299 (105) || Archaeology (465) || Archaeology by period / region (382) || Croatia || Fine arts: art forms (175) || Fine arts: treatments & subjects (394) || History of art (232) || History of engineering & technology (7) || Mittelalter (262) || Painting & paintings (36) || Religious art (25) || Southeast Europe (39) || c 1000 CE to c 1500 (359)