Karl Moseneder

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Karl Möseneder (born January 11, 1949 in Vöcklabruck ) is an Austrian art historian . From 1994 to 2013 he was Professor of Art History at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg .


Moseneder studied art history , archeology , psychology and philosophy at the University of Salzburg , where he received his doctorate in 1974 on the subject of "The fountains of Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli". 1975–1977 he worked in the editorial department of the Reallexikons zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte at the Central Institute for Art History in Munich, from 1977 he was a research assistant at the Institute for Art History at the University of Regensburg , where, after completing his habilitation, he taught as a professor of art history from 1982. In 1988 Möseneder was appointed professor for art history and Christian archeology at the University of Passau , from 1994 until his retirement in 2013 he was professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and head of the institute for art history there.

The commemorative publication “ Constantly changing. Innovations - transformations - concretizations. Festschrift for Karl Möseneder on his 60th birthday ”, published by Christian Hecht (Berlin 2009).

Research priorities

Moseneder's research focuses on Italian sculpture from the 15th and 16th centuries, festival culture in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present (focus on the epoch of Louis XIV), Passau Cathedral, modern ceiling paintings in Austria and southern Germany, and Paracelsus' pictorial theory , the art history of Nuremberg, Philipp Otto Runge and Jakob Böhme, Adalbert Stifter as landscape painter and art educator, art theory and history of art from the 15th to the 20th century, iconography of tolerance, research on the interdependencies of style and iconography .

Individual evidence

  1. Professor Karl Möseneder retired in March 2013 ( memento from June 20, 2014 in the web archive archive.today )
  2. Prof. Dr. Karl Möseneder / Research priorities. Retrieved November 23, 2017 .

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