Tracing the Art of the Straub Family

4 Participating countries:
Start: 01-06-2017 - End: 30-11-2019 - Duration: 30 months
Project Reference: 583688-CREA-1-2017-1-HR-CULT-COOP1
Union Grant: 199799.18 EUR
Part of :

Programme: Creative Europe

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Sub-programme: Culture

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Action: Cooperation projects

Summary

The project proposal is based on the fact that five brothers from the Straub family were leading sculptors in the 18th century in several cities belonging to present-day Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia (Munich, Vienna, Graz, Radgona, Maribor and Zagreb). The artists came from the same sculpture and joinery workshop in Wiesensteig, belonging to their father Johann Georg from whom they received the initial education. They enhanced their knowledge and artistic skills interacting with the cultural environment they worked in. The success they achieved was due to the top-grade technical basis, as well as to their exceptional adaptability to the expectations of the communities they worked for. The latter factor, combined with the individual talent, led to considerable variations within their common Rococo vocabulary. The comparative research would cast light on the importance of the Straub family in shaping and propagating the Rococo stylistic features in the framework of the Central Europe art. The research will also focus on the social, political and cultural foundations that brought about reshaping the style in a way specific for each of the studied communities. In order to cover the topic, additional archival research has to be carried out, completed with a comparative study of design, materials and technology. The goal of the project is the creation of a catalogue of the works of art attributed to the Straub family members. The results of the research carried out by the participants from the four partner countries is going to be publicly presented on the multiple language website containing a database driven application and a printed monograph. The experts from the participating kin institutions will exchange experience concerning the methods of conservation-restoration, sustainable strategies of preservation and possibilities of presentation of the works of art to the wider public including the groups of different social background, age and health status.

Results

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Coordinator

HRVATSKI RESTAURATORSKI ZAVOD

NIKE GRSKOVICA 23, 10002
ZAGREB
Croatia Extra-Regio
HR
Organisation type: National Public body

Partners

JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE
LJUBLJANA
Extra-Regio NUTS 3

Organisation type: National Public body
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
GRAZ
Steiermark
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)
BAVARIAN STATE DEPARTMENT OF MONUMENTS AND SITES
MUNCHEN
BAYERN

Organisation type: National Public body
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
LJUBLJANA
Extra-Regio NUTS 3

Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)