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Art and society in modern Sibiu

2020 Zenodo  
The cultural chronology of Sibiu cannot overlap with the political chronology of Romania or the principality of Transylvania, having its own criteria and benchmarks regarding the beginning and end of an era. Thus, the modernity of Sibiu is similar to the period of expression of the Baroque current, imposed locally after the conquest of the city by the Habsburg Empire (1787) and declined in the decades before the revolution of 1848. The Sibiu Baroque, of Viennese expression, was fully manifested
more » ... as fully manifested in architecture, painting, theater, sculpture and literature – through personalities educated in Vienna and active in Sibiu. Here, in the political and military capital of Transylvania, the Baroque met a fertile social ground, satisfying the needs of a high social class, politically and administratively capable, speaking German, which overcame confessional differences in order to build and enjoy together the Viennese-inspired baroque expressions. Today, the baroque part of Sibiu defines it and represents the main cultural and tourist attraction.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3978113 fatcat:zj66omceifecjja6n7g5q64kga