Jan Klípa

PhDr. Jan Klípa, Ph.D.

Management of IAH / Department of Medieval Art

phone: +420 221 183 505
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Vice director and IAH's secretary for research, researcher at the Department of Medieval Art.

Jan Klípa studied art history at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Ph.D. 2007) and ecumenical theology at the Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University (BA 2000). Between 2004 and 2017, he worked as a curator (2004–2015) and secretary for research (2012–2017) at the National Gallery in Prague where he participated in exhibitions and publication projects such as Silesia, a Pearl in the Bohemian Crown, Open the Gates of Paradise: The Benedictines in the Heart of Europe 800–1300 and Without Borders: Art in the Ore Mountains Between the Gothic and the Renaissance and he also worked as the editor of the Bulletin of the National Gallery Prague. In 2017, he joined the IAH CAS as a researcher focusing on panel painting in the 14th and 15th centuries, Romanesque art in Central Europe and the relationship between art and liturgy. Jan Klípa also co-authored texts for the new comprehensive history of Bohemian medieval art Imago, imagines. He was the principal investigator of the grant project Image/s in Přemyslid era: Contexts and Forms (GAČR) and he is main editor of upcoming monography. He lectures at universities in Prague and Brno. 


Research outputs (selection):

Ivan Foletti – Jan Klípa, The Frescoes of the 12th-Century Rotunda in Znojmo: Between Historiography and Transcultural Perspectives, in: Ivan Foletti – Ondřej Jakubec – Radka Nokkala Miltová (edd.), Central Europe as a Meeting Point of Visual Cultures: Circulation of Persons, Artifacts, and Ideas. In honour of Jiří Kroupa, Viella – Masaryk University Press, Rome – Brno 2021, pp. 17-52.

Michaela Ottová – Jan Klípa – Aleš Mudra, Počátky a formování krásného slohu, in: Michaela Ottová – Petr Jindra (edd.), Nad slunce krásnější: Plzeňská madona a krásný sloh, ZČG v Plzni – KTF UK, Plzeň – Praha 2020, pp. 22-61.

Jan Klípa, Dlouhé stíny svatováclavské orlice a svazků StB: Josef Cibulka v restitučním sporu o Madonu z Veveří. In: Michal Sklenář – Kristina Uhlíková – Vít Vlnas (eds), Josef Cibulka. Kněz, pedagog a historik umění ve 20. století. ÚSTR – ÚDU AV ČR – KTF UK v Praze, Praha 2020, pp. 299–328.

Jan Klípa (as co-author of six chapters), in: Kateřina Kubínová – Klára Benešovská (edd.), Imago, imagines: Výtvarné dílo a proměny jeho funkcí v českých zemích od 10. do první třetiny 16. století I, II, Praha 2019.

Jan Klípa – Eliška Poláčková, Tabulae cum portis, vela, cortinae and sudaria: Remarks on the Liminal Zones in the Liturgical and Para-Liturgical Contexts in the Late Middle Ages, Convivium supplementum 2019, The Notion of Liminality and the Medieval Sacred Space, pp. 112-133.

Jan Klípa, The Enthroned Madonna from Dijon: A Recently Discovered Painting from the Workshop of the Master of the Vyšší Brod Altarpiece, Umění / Art LXVII, No. 3, 2019, pp. 215-225.

Jan Klípa – Michaela Ottová (edd.), Bez hranic. Umění v Krušnohoří mezi gotikou a renesancí, kat. výst., Národní galerie v Praze, Praha 2015.

Jan Klípa, Treasures from Benedictine Monasteries, in: Dušan Foltýn – Jan Klípa – Pavlína Mašková – Petr Sommer – Vít Vlnas (edd.), Open the Gates of paradise. The Benedictines in the Heart of Europe 800–1300 (exh. cat.), National Gallery in Prague, Prague 2015, pp. 257–281.

Jan Klípa, The Migration of Artists – Transfer of Ideas: The So-Called Ambras Model Book and the Question of „Influence“ in Central European Art around 1400, in: Marjeta Ciglenečki – Polona Vidmar (edd.), Art and Architecture around 1400: Global and Regional Perspectives / Umetnost okrog 1400: golbalni in regionalni pogledi, Maribor 2012, pp. 271–280.

Jan Klípa (with collaboration of Adam Pokorný), ymago de Praga. Desková malba ve střední Evropě 1400–1420, Praha 2012.

Jan Klípa, The Madonna of Vyšší Brod and the Madonna of Wrocław and Their Donors, Biuletyn Historii Sztuki 70, 2008, pp. 285–302.

Current projects:

Image/s in Přemyslid era: Contexts and Forms (GAČR 19-21654S) – principal investigator

Europe and the State: Between Barbarism and Civilisation (Strategy AV 21) – co-investigator

Imago, imagines
Imago, imagines
Image/s in Přemyslid era
Image/s in Přemyslid era
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