Julia Kynast is awarded the first Carl Justi doctoral scholarship in Dresden
The scholarship has been awarded to Julia Kynast, who studied Art History at the University of Leipzig. 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 the Dresden University of Technology, supervised by Prof. Dr. Karge, is to compare the handling of photography as a new medium during the transition from the 19th to the 20th century in Spain and Germany, and to demonstrate this fully by means of the photography of art and monuments. The emergence of the new medium is considered in both countries to have given major impetus to the development of the scientific discipline of art history, making posible the first comprehensive surveys of cultural heritage as well as the incorporation of scattered and little-known artworks and architectural monuments into the art-historical canon. This project is based on the research that Kynast carried out in Seville for her MA dissertation, supervised by Prof. Dr. Scholz-Hänsel and focused on the use of photography in the context of German-Spanish cultural transfer in the early 20th century, which she examined starting with the Spanish art historians Francisco Murillo Herrera and Diego Angulo Íñiguez and the beginnings of the SGI Fototeca-Laboratorio de Arte at the University of Seville.