THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUNGARIAN AND ITALIAN EARLY RENAISSANCE GARDENS

  • Herczeg, A.
Abstract:
The most prominent period of Hungarian history in arts and science was during the reign of King Matthias (1443-1490). His humanist upbringing, his education and his political successes made him a renowned ruler of his time. In parallel with the emergence of Italian early Renaissance gardens, royal and ecclesiastical gardens were established in the Kingdom of Hungary. The numerous links well characterise and explain the affinity between early Renaissance gardens in Italy and Hungary. Alongside the king's bountiful vegetable gardens and the gardens of the clergy, revelry is combined with Renaissance architecture to satisfy new desires. By marking the sites of Matthias' buildings and well-known gardens on a map using a variety of sources, we can uncover a significant landscape heritage. Some of the gardens he created, together with his palaces and villas, are located around the Danube, on its banks. Others are along the road leading to Vienna. The Danube was one of the safest and most important communication roads of the time. Matthias, following in the footsteps of his ancestors, and similarly to his contemporaries, had a magnificent houseboat built. He travelled from Buda to his various residences in this boat, Bucentaurus. Interpreting the surviving descriptions and comparing them with contemporary portraits, it is possible to distinguish different royal residences.
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Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
early Renaissance; gardens; hungarian
Volume:
8
SGEM Book title:
8th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2021
Book number:
1
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conferences on ART and HUMANITIES - ISCAH
Pages:
67-74
Publisher address:
Vienna, Austria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
25 - 26 October, Florence, Italy
ISBN:
978-3-903438-02-6
ISSN:
2682-9940
Conference:
8th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2021, 25 - 26 October, 2021
DOI:
10.35603/sws.iscah.f2021/s06.08
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