Emanuel Loewy

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Grave of Emanuel Löwy in the Dobling cemetery

Emanuel Loewy (last name partly also Löwy ; born September 1, 1857 in Vienna ; † February 11, 1938 ibid) was an Austrian classical archaeologist .

From 1891 to 1915 Loewy was a professor of archeology and ancient art history at the University of Rome , among his students were Giulio Quirino Giglioli and Alessandro Della Seta . Here he was also the numismatic advisor to King Viktor Emanuel and was responsible for the acquisition of important antiquities and legacies by the Italian state. Since he had kept his Austrian citizenship, he had to leave Italy during World War I and was Professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Vienna from 1918 to 1928 .

Loewy used the methodology of the universal psychological sources of form in his work . He was influenced by the concept of the “memory image” by Ernst Brücke and specialized in ancient Greek vase painting , among other things . In 1889 the German Archaeological Institute appointed him a full member.

Loewy was friends with Sigmund Freud . He found his final resting place in the Döblinger Friedhof in Vienna.

Fonts (selection)

  • Investigations into the history of Greek artists . Vienna, Gerold's son 1883.
  • Inscriptions by Greek sculptors , 1885.
  • Greek inscription texts Vienna, Tempsky 1888.
  • Lysipp and his position in the Greek sculpture Hamburg 1891.
  • The natural restoration in older Greek art Rome, Loescher 1900.
  • The Greek sculpture . 2 vols. Leipzig: Klinkhardt and Biermann 1911.
  • Stone and ore in statuary art . Innsbruck, Wagner 1915.
  • Neo-Attic art . Leipzig, Seeman 1922.
  • The beginnings of the triumphal arch . Vienna, Schroll 1928.
  • Polygnot: A Book of Greek Painting . 2 vols. Vienna, Schroll 1929.
  • Origins of the fine arts . Vienna, Holder-Pilchler-Tempsky 1930.
  • On the chronology of early Greek art: The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus . Vienna, Holder-Pichler-Tempsky 1932.
  • The beginning of red-figure vase painting , 1938.


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