Interior of the Split Cathedral during the Renaissance
2015-2016 (2nd sem)
Josip Belamarić received his MA and PhD from the University of Zagreb, where he studied Art History and Musicology. In 1979, he began working for the monument protection services in Split and, between 1991 and 2009, he served as director of the Regional Office. Since 2010, he has been director of the newly established Cvito Fisković Center at the Institute of Art History in Split. He is also a Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Split. He has published several books and articles about the urban history of Dalmatian cities, and on Medieval and Renaissance art.
Through a reinterpretation of the extant inventory and from a reading of the archiepiscopal visitations, together with a series of other unpublished documents, an attempt will be made to reconstruct the appearance of St Domnius' Cathedral in Split (formerly Diocletian's Mausoleum). This was entirely different before the purifying operations that were carried out during the 19th and 20th centuries.