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Call for Papers: Rosa in Britain (witches and magic!)

Posted in Calls for Papers, exhibitions by Editor on October 28, 2009

Conference: Salvator Rosa in Britain
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 18 October 2010

Proposals Due by 30 December 2009

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Salvator Rosa, "Soldiers Gambling," ca. 1658 (Dulwich Picture Gallery)

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art will be hosting a conference, Salvator Rosa in Britain, on October 18th, 2010, at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, to accompany the exhibition Salvator Rosa (1615-1673): Bandits, Wilderness and Magic, to be held there from 15 September – 28 November 2010.  Rosa has always had a double importance for art in Britain, as both painter and phenomenon, and the conference aims to explore his vast impact on both painters and writers. Possible themes might include

  • collectors and collecting
  • Rosa and concepts of the sublime, both in landscape and in magic, prophecy and enchantment
  • the afterlife of some outstanding works once or still in Britain, such as the Democritus, Belisarius, Atilius Regulus, or Empedocles Leaping into Etna
  • Rosa and the concepts of Romantic genius and the freedom of the artist
  • the myths woven around Rosa’s biography
  • bandits and witches.

Please send a 250 to 500-word outline of your proposal for a twenty-five minute presentation, along with a CV and a list of publications to Helenlangdon@hotmail.com.

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