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Andreae, Bernard

    Full Name: Andreae, Bernard

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1930

    Place Born: Graz, Steiermark, Austria

    Home Country/ies: Austria

    Subject Area(s): Classical


    Classical art scholar and director of the DAI, 1984-. Andreae graduated from the university at Marburg in 1956, where he studied under Friedrich Matz (1890-1974). His thesis focused on the iconography of patrimony in Roman sarcofagi. Between 1956 and 1959 he was assistant professor at the DAI or German archaeological Institute in Rome contributing frequently to the Archaeologische Anzeiger. His 1962 habilitationschrift on Roman funerary objects, Studien zur römischen Grabkunst, was dedicated to his three mentors, Matz, Reinhard Herbig and Ernst Langlotz. His study of the Nasoni tomb paintings was a major contribution to the literature of Pompeii. Bernard moved to Bonn where he succeeded his mentor, Langlotz. He published his book on the Aldobrandini Wedding in 1962 and another on imitation and originality in the sarcophagi of the third century (1970). Andreae was selected in the 1960s to write with Theodor Kraus the volume on Roman art for the second edition of the Propyläen Kunstgeschichte. In the 1970s he made use of the excavations at Sperlonga (Villa of Tiberio). Andreae was chair of the department of archaeology at Bonn between 1965 and 1977. In 1973 he issued his survey on Roman art, Römische Kunst, which appeared in numerous subsequent editions and translations, including English. From 1974 onward Andreae assumed the editorship of the Corpus of Roman sarcophagi, begun by Carl Robert and continued by Gerhart Rodenwaldt and Matz. He edited a book on the mosaics of Alexander of Pompeii in 1977. He accepted an appointment at the University in Marburg in 1978. In 1985 he returned to Rome to succeed Kraus as the director of the DAI and the Neue Forschungen in Pompeji. His contributions have included a volume hunting scenes and their Hellenistic roots. Since 1977 he has directed (and also published) the “Talks” on the Roman sarcofagi, (1982 Pisa) and (1990 Marburg).

    Selected Bibliography

    [Habilitationschrift:] Studien zur römischen Grabkunst. Heidelberg: F. H. Kerle, 1963; Antike Bildmosaiken. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2003; Römische Kunst. Freiburg: Herder, 1973. English, The Art of Rome. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1977; and Blanck, Horst, and Weber-Lehmann, Cornelia. Malerei der Etrusker in Zeichnungen des 19. Jahrhunderts, Dokumentation vor der Photographie aus dem Archiv des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts in Rom. Mainz: P. von Zabern, 1987; and Stadler, Martin, and Anger, Klaus. Museo Chiaramonti. 3 vols. Berlin: W. de Gruyter, 1995; edited, with Kyrieleis, Helmut. Neue Forschungen in Pompeji und den anderen vom Vesuvausbruch 79 n. Chr. verschütteten Städten. [selected papers from a meeting of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and the Gemeinnütziger Verein Villa Hügel] Recklinghausen: Bongers, 1975; Phyromachos-Probleme: mit einem Anhang zur Datierung des grossen Altares von Pergamon. Mainz: P. von Zabern, 1990; and Kraus, Theodor. Das römische Weltreich. Propyläen Kunstgeschichte 2. Berlin: Propyläen Verlag, 1967; Die römischen Jagdsarkophage. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, 1980; and Hirmer, Albert, and Ernstmeier-Hirmer, Irmgard. Skulptur des Hellenismus. Munich: Hirmer, 2001.


    Giudizio della Commissione per l’attribuzione del Premio Galileo Galilei dei Rotary Italiani.


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