Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Between Artistic and Scientific Visual Reconstruction: Case Study of Vilnius Upper Castle

Edita Povilaitytė-Leliugienė (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania)


The article tells the history of reconstruction images of the Vilnius Upper Castle. The rapid decay of the defences constructions in 19th century have encouraged not only the first heritage protection practices but also artistic inspirations to visually recreate the majestic spirit of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Artists, architects, art critics, and later archaeologists, investigated first construction forms by analysing the remains of architectural elements and by referring to iconographic, archaeological data and analogues. Images, schemes and models from the second half of 20th century had a particularly large influence on today’s’ understanding of historic visualisation of architectural forms of the castle. The purpose of this article is to examine the origin of reconstructive images and the grounds of the visual playback of architectural forms.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2017-05-09

Keyword(s): Vilnius Upper Castle; heritage; visual reconstruction; image; architectural research; iconography; cartography.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2017.994

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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