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Former Scholarship Holders

Julia Kynast 

The scholarship has been awarded to Julia Kynast, who studied Art History at the University of Leipzig (MA dissertation supervised by Prof. Dr. Michael Scholz-Hänsel). Her research interests lie in the beginnings of photography, Spanish and German art historiography, and questions of intercultural exchange. The aim of this dissertation project at Technische Universität Dresden, which is supervised by Prof. Dr. Henrik Karge, will be to compare the handling of photography as new medium, during the transition from the 19th to the 20th century in Spain and Germany, and to demonstrate this comprehensively by means of the photography of art and monuments. The emergence of the new medium is considered in both countries to be an important impulse for the development of the scientific discipline of art history and enabled the first comprehensive surveys of cultural heritage as well as the entry of scattered and little known artworks and architectural monuments into the art-historical canon.
This project is based on the research that Kynast already carried out for her MA dissertation in Seville. There, she focused on the use of photography in the context of German-Spanish cultural transfer at the beginning of the 20th century, which she examined starting with the Spanish art historians Francisco Murillo Herrera and Diego Angulo Iniguez and the beginnings of the SGI Fototeca-Laboratorio de Arte at the University of Seville.

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