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Destruction and restoration of the Franciscan church in Vukovar


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Moser, Mateja. (2018). Destruction and restoration of the Franciscan church in Vukovar. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Špikić, Marko].

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Church of St. Philip and James and the Franciscan monastery belong to the most important baroque buildings in the town of Vukovar. Church of St. Philip and James were built from 1723 to 1733, and the monastery from 1723 to 1754. After that, there were subsequent upgrades and remodeling, and the most significant remodeling was at the end of the 19th century according to Richard Jordan's project. The church is a one-nave building with a tower / bell tower on the front, and a transept with three beams and three side chapels continues to the ship and is completed by a semicircular apse. The monastery consists of three wings and has a cloister and a monastery courtyard. During the three-month military siege of Vukovar in 1991 by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and paramilitary forces from Serbia, the monastery was severely damaged by a large number of missiles, and later included in the five priority buildings needed to be preserved. The restoration of the Franciscan monastery started in 1998 and lasted until 2015/2016. With the restoration of damaged parts, much of the church and monastery has been reconstructed by the "facsimile" method with the use of historical sources and photographic documentation. In the church there is the altar of the Sorrowing Virgin, which is preserved in "wounded" form, so that the parts of the destroyed altar are merged into the whole, and the wall behind the altar is left besieged. The crypt of the church was reconstructed in modern forms with three restored sarcophagi.These two together with the "Wounded Jesus", which is the rest of the crucifix, mark the three stations that the believers visit when entering the church.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baroque, Homeland War, Franciscan Church, conservation, war destruction, restoration, Vukovar
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Špikić, Marko
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 09:55

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