The article examines an influence of the Viennese Art History School onto the art-historical thinking in Rumania during the 20th century. Three names proved to be the most influential. Philosopher Lucian Blaga (1895 -1961) made use of Alois Riegl's pluralistic notion of 'style'. Corolian Petranu (1893 -1945) and Virgil Vatasianu (1902 -1993), pupils of Josef Strzygowski, employed nationalistic standpoints of their teacher to strengthen the Rumanian position versus Hungarian demands after Trianon.
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