Stefan Kummer

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Stefan Kummer (born October 3, 1947 in Würzburg ) is a German art historian .


After graduating from high school in 1967, Stefan Kummer studied art history, classical archeology and medieval history at the University of Würzburg with a semester abroad at the University of Perugia . In preparation for his dissertation in 1974, he made several study trips to Milan . After graduating as Dr. phil. He was initially a research assistant at the ground monument preservation in Lübeck , 1975 adviser at the State Office for Monument Preservation Baden-Württemberg (branch office Tübingen ). From 1977 to 1984 Kummer worked as a research assistant and habilitation candidate at the Art History Institute of the University of Tübingen . After completing his habilitation , he was Professor of Art History at the University of Freiburg from 1984 to 1987 . From 1987 until his retirement in 2013, Kummer held the chair for Medieval and Modern Art History at the University of Würzburg , where he also headed the newer department of the Martin von Wagner Museum .

Kummer was Vice Dean in Würzburg from 1990 to 1992 , Dean of the Philosophical Faculty II from 1992–1994 and a member of the University's Senate from 1994–1996. He was a member of the Bavarian State Monument Council from 1995 to 2009. From 2006 to 2012 he was the scientific director of the Institute for Higher Education at the University of Würzburg.

Kummer works mainly on Romanesque architecture, Italian art and architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque, and southern German Baroque architecture. He is considered a specialist in the history of art in Würzburg. He retired on March 31, 2013 .

Kummer is an honorary philistine of the Wingolf Association Chattia zu Würzburg.

Fonts (selection)

  • Milan church buildings by Francesco Maria Ricchini. Diss., 3 vol. Würzburg 1974
  • Beginnings and expansion of the stucco decoration in the Roman church interior 1500–1600. Tübingen 1987
  • Architecture and fine arts from the beginnings of the Renaissance to the end of the Baroque. In: Ulrich Wagner (Hrsg.): History of the city of Würzburg. 4 volumes; Volume 2: From the Peasants' War in 1525 to the transition to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1814. Theiss, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-8062-1477-8 , pp. 576–678 and 942–952
  • Art history of the city of Würzburg 800–1945. Regensburg 2011
  • A lofty building. The parish church Mariae Himmelfahrt in Bad Neustadt an der Saale by Heinrich Alois Geigel. A contribution to early classicism in southern Germany. Bad Neustadt / Creußen 2013; 2nd edition ibid 2017.

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