Rudolf Preimesberger, GENOA-IANUA. S. Maria Assunta di Carignano 1481-1724. Sculptural Decoration and Urban Planning


Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Gould Hall

This presentation focuses on Galeazzo Alessi’s S. Maria Assunta di Carignano after the completion of the basilica in 1606, and thus on the history of its sculptural decoration until 1724, and on the new role of the façade. A new hypothesis addresses the construction of the Ponte di Carignano, connecting this project with urban planning in Genoa.

Rudolf Preimesberger, Professor emeritus of Art History at the Freie Universität Berlin, was born in 1936 in Austria. After receiving his PhD in 1962 at the University of Vienna, he worked at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, and the Zentralinstitut in Munich. He taught at the Universities of Munich, Berlin and Zurich. Until 2001 he was a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. His main interest is in Italian art in early modern time. Besides studies in works of Bernini,  Cortona, Algardi, Raphael, Van Eyck, Caravaggio, and the genre of portrait, he has published several contributions concerning the Paragone and diverse modalities of the relationship between word and image.