Conference on Salvator Rosa in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Posted in conferences (to attend), Member News by Editor on July 22, 2010

From The Paul Mellon Centre:

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

This conference, organized by Dr Helen Langdon, accompanies the exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Salvator Rosa (1615-1673): Bandits, Wilderness and Magic (15 September–28 November 2010) which concentrates on the quality and variety of Rosa’s works – savage landscapes, fanciful portraits of romantic figures, intriguing philosopher-paintings, witches and dragons. The conference explores the impact of this many-sided art on British painting, literature and art theory.

9:30 Registration

Morning Session introduced and chaired by Claire Pace (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Glasgow); Wendy Wassyng Roworth (Professor of Art History, University of Rhode Island), ‘The Legacy of Genius: Salvator Rosa, Joshua Reynolds and Painting in Britain’; Elinor Shaffer (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London), ‘The Lives of Artists: William Beckford and Salvator Rosa’.

Visit to the exhibition, Salvator Rosa (1615-1673): Bandits, Wilderness and Magic, led by Helen Langdon and Xavier F. Salomon, Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Afternoon Session I introduced and chaired by Susan Jenkins (Senior Curator, English Heritage); Cinzia Maria Sicca (Associate Professor of the History of European Art, University of Pisa), ‘“One of the most excellent Masters that Italy has produced in this century”: The circulation of Salvator Rosa’s works through the English community in Leghorn’; Alexis Ashot, Associate Specialist, Old Master and British Pictures, Christie’s, ‘“Unbounded capacity”: a 1778 vita of Salvator Rosa by the London connoisseur, Charles Rogers’.

Afternoon Session II introduced and chaired by Christoph Vogtherr (Curator of Pictures, pre-1800, The Wallace Collection); Jonathan Yarker (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge), ‘Joseph Goupy and the imitation of Rosa in early eighteenth-century England’; Helen Langdon (curator of the exhibition), ‘Belisarius in Norfolk’.

17.00 Panel and audience discussion chaired by Claire Pace, followed by wine reception.

Full conference fee, including coffee, lunch, tea, private view of the exhibition, and wine reception: £40. Student and Senior concessions £20. To register for the conference please check availability with Ella Fleming at The Paul Mellon Centre: Email: events@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk, Tel: 020 7580 0311, Fax: 020 7636 6730.

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