Renate Prochno-Schinkel

Dr Renate Prochno-SchinkelPhotograph: © Hubert Auer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Renate Prochno-Schinkel

Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, Room 2.430, 5020 Salzburg

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Research Focus

Painting in Britain 1500-1800
Art and culture in Burgundy, the Netherlands, and France in the late Middle Ages
Iconography of precious stones (Early Middle Ages)
Competition in art
Westphalian painting around 1200


Renate Prochno-Schinkel studied Art History in Münster, Munich and London, minoring in History and Educational Science. Her dissertation, Sir Joshua Reynolds: Diskurse und Gemälde, supervised by Hans Belting, was completed in 1987, and published as a book three years later. After a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the J. Paul Getty Trust at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, she taught at Bamberg University as a Visiting Lecturer, and became Assistant Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In 1996, she received her ‘Habilitation’ with the study Die Kartause von Champmol, Grablege der Valois-Herzöge: Rekonstruktion der Anlage und Ausstattung, Funktion und Nachfolge, which was published as a book in 2002. She was Visiting Fellow of the University of Melbourne in 1996, and went on teaching at the universities of Munich and Hamburg as a Guest Professor until being appointed to the chair of Art History at Salzburg University in 2000. From 2000, she served as Head of Institute, and became Director of the Department of Art History, Musicology and Dance Studies in 2009.


Joshua Reynolds. Diskurse und Gemälde (Diss. München 1986), Weinheim: Acta humaniora 1990.

Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte. Eine praxisbetonte Einführung, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag 1999, 2., überarb. Auflage 2003, 3., überarb. Aufl. 2008.

Die Kartause von Champmol. Grablege der burgundischen Herzöge 1364-1477, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag 2002 (Habilitationsschrift).

Konkurrenz und ihre Gesichter in der Kunst. Wettbewerb, Kreativität und ihre Wirkungen, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag 2006.

Die Stephansburse. Die Sprache der Steine: Edelsteinallegorese im frühen Mittelalter, Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner 2012.

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