Publish Date: 23.03.2011

Category: News from the University

The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) today presented the University of Ljubljana with an edition of the collection Iconotheca Valvasoriana, a facsimile of the collection of 7752 graphics compiled by Janez Vajkard Valvasor. Valvasor’s art collection is a unique cultural and historical monument comprising 7752 graphics and drawings by Dürer, Cranach, Schongauer, Altdorfer, Callot, van Leyden, Niepoort and many other German, Dutch, French, Flemish, Italian and local masters from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The contents of the collection are organised in a series of volumes: from volume I to XII are based on themes (scenes from the Bible, depictions of saints, various scenes from everyday life, maps, coats of arms, seasons, plants, animals, etc.), volumes XIII to XV are based on author nationality, volume XVI is organised partly based on themes and partly on techniques (woodcut collections) and volumes XVII and XVIII are organised exclusively according to techniques (watercolours). As volume IV has been lost since the 19th century, there are a total of 17 volumes.

The collection was presented to the University by Prof. Dr. Matjaž Kmecl, Head of the Janez Vajkard Valvasor Foundation at the SASA. On this occasion, the collection was introduced by its editor and project leader Dr. Lojze Gostiša.





Foto: Željko Stevanić, IFP d.o.o.