TEFAF Opens in Maastricht March 18

Posted in Art Market by Editor on March 8, 2011

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF)
Maastricht, 18-27 March 2011

TEFAF Maastricht has built its reputation as the world’s most influential art and antiques fair on the unique quality of its exhibits. The 24th edition at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre) in the southern Netherlands from 18 to 27 March 2011 will include great rarities and recent rediscoveries among more than 30,000 works of art, all rigorously vetted by committees of international experts. Among them will be the last fragment of an Egyptian water clock still in private hands, a painting containing one of the few self-portraits of Bernardo Bellotto, and a bronze by Gustave Courbet rediscovered after being lost for more than a century.

Bernardo Bellotto, Architectural Capriccio with a Self-Portrait of Bellotto in the Costume of a Venetian Nobleman, oil on canvas, 155 x 112 cm, 1760s — This painting contains one of the few self-portraits of Bellotto. He is depicted here lavishly clad in the traditional costume of Venetian nobility. The artist extends his arm in pride, inviting the viewer to admire the magnificent palatial setting, a testament of his exemplary artistic talent and innovation. Dating from the artist’s second Dresden sojourn between 1761 and 1767, the present work is the first of three known versions of the composition by Bellotto. Exhibited by Otto Naumann Ltd. Price: $11.5 million USD

Graduate Students and Young Scholars: Newberry Summer Workshop

Posted in graduate students, resources by Editor on March 8, 2011

Summer Workshop: Reintegrating British and American History, 1660-1750
The Newberry Library, Chicago, 11-22 July 2011

Applications due by 21 March 2011

Directors: Mark Knights and Trevor Burnard of the University of Warwick

Speakers: Kevin Sharpe, Queen Mary, University of London; David Hancock, University of Michigan; Evan Haefeli, Columbia University; Phil Withington, University of Cambridge; John Garrigus, University of Texas at Arlington; Lisa Cody, Claremont McKenna College.

Themes: British and American historiographies; trade and political economy; space and time; toleration, witchcraft and religious diversity; citizenship and communities; political culture; visual culture; race, Native Americans and slavery; French and Spanish America; gender. Participants will also have an opportunity to present a paper based on their own research.

Eligibility: Advanced graduate students and early career researchers who have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field within the last two years. Up to two graduate students studying in the UK with an interest in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries will be chosen to attend. Priority will be given to students/early postdoctoral scholars connected to institutions that are members of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.

Awards: Successful applicants will receive economy airfare to Chicago, accommodation near the Newberry Library, and a per diem for meals.

To apply: Complete the form here and upload a cover letter setting out why you would like to attend the workshop and how its themes relate to your research, and a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages. Include the names and contact details of two referees in your cover letter.

This program is funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.