Lectures | Alessandro Quinzi: Trieste art system in the 19th century

Marco Moro, Trieste, 1854. Source: Wikimedia
Marco Moro, Trieste, 1854. Source: Wikimedia

Together with the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana we cordially invite you to attend two lectures by art historian Alessandro Quinzi about the Trieste art system in the 19th century. The lectures are part of the seminar Art for Collective Use: Art Exhibiting in Slovenia, from the Early 19th Century to Today.


The Trieste Art System in the First Half of the 19th Century
Monday, 7 November 2016, 7 pm, Faculty of Arts (room 343), Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana
After the introductory presentation of the general historical picture of Trieste in the 19th century, right up to the beginning of the 20th century, the bulk of the lecture focuses on the operation of two societies that mounted art exhibitions in Trieste in the first half of the 19th century, Società di Minerva (1829–33) and Società triestina di Belle Arti (1840–47). In addition, it also considers other topical issues of the time: newspaper coverage (L’Osservatore triestino, La Favilla), works by painter Jožef Tominc, construction feats, especially in connection with decorative painting and sculpture, and private commissions and collections.
The Trieste Art System from Mid-19th Century to 1910
Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 1 pm, Faculty of Arts (room 343), Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana
The most important among the societies that, in the 1870s, more or less successfully mounted exhibitions was Società di Belle Arti. Its operation of more than a decade (1870–82) was especially marked by Esposizione Agricolo–Industriale e di Belle Arti di Trieste (1871), at which they participated with their own pavilion. In the 1880s, the leading role was gradually taken over by Circolo Artistico Triestino, which operated from 1885 until the end of World War I. The turning point for artists, and not only those from Trieste, was the establishment of the Revoltella Museum in 1872. The period concluded with the exhibition of the Sava Group at the Max Fabiani Narodni dom (Slovene National Hall) in 1907 and the 1910 Venice Biennale, at which Italian painters from Trieste appeared together.

Alessandro Quinzi is the curator of the art collection of Musei Provinciali di Gorizia (Regional Museums in Gorizia), who graduated from the University of Udine in conservation of cultural heritage (1995) and obtained a specialisation diploma in art history (1999). He wrote a monograph on Jožef Tominc/Giuseppe Tominz (2011). He is a member of the Institute for Religious and Social History in Gorizia and the broader editorial board of Goriški letnik, the journal of the Goriški muzej (Regional Museum in Nova Gorica). The main fields of his research are related to the historical Gorizia region and its artistic connections with its neighbouring regions and the museum collection of Regional Museums in Gorizia.

Organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory; Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana