Lecture | Diplomacy and Decoration in France and Siam

Posted in lectures (to attend), Member News by Editor on October 19, 2013

From The New School:

Meredith Martin | Mirror Reflections: Diplomacy and Decoration in France and Siam, 1680 / 1860s
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, 25 October 2013


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Friday October 25, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Glass Corner (Room E206), Parsons East Building
25 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

This talk given by Meredith Martin, associate professor of Art History at New York University, explores the circulation, use, and interior display of images and art objects associated with diplomatic missions that traveled between France and Siam (Thailand) in the 1680s and 1860s. In analyzing these two different but related episodes of diplomatic and cross-cultural exchange, Martin will show how art and architectural display were crucial to articulating the political and commercial aims of each power as well as how those aims were interpreted by French and Siamese audiences.

Meredith Martin received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and her B.A. from Princeton. She is the author of Dairy Queens: The Politics of Pastoral Architecture from Catherine de’ Medici to Marie-Antoinette (Harvard University Press, 2011), and a co-editor of Architectural Space in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Constructing Identities and Interiors (Ashgate, 2010). Martin has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews on 18th and 19th century French architectural history and decoration as well as contemporary art. Her current project focuses on art, diplomacy, and intercultural encounter in France from the reign of Louis XIV to the era of Napoleon.

INSIDE (hi) STORIES is a Histories & Theories series, curated by design historian Sarah Lichtman, assistant professor of Art and Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, and architectural historian Ioanna Theocharopoulou, assistant professor of Interior Design in the School of Instructed Environments.

Call for Papers | Tuscan Painting in the Eighteenth Century

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on October 19, 2013

Predella: Journal of Visual Arts | June 2014 Issue: Tuscan Painting in the Eighteenth Century
Proposals due by 15 December 2013

The Predella issue scheduled for June 2014 (no. 35) will be dedicated to Tuscan painting in the eighteenth century. It will be edited by Emanuele Pellegrini and Stefano Renzoni. This issue aims to bring new contributions on the activity of Tuscan painters in their homeland and abroad, and at the same time to shed light on foreign painters active in Tuscany throughout the Settecento. Furthermore, this Predella monograph intends to offer new evidences on less studied topics, both individual artists (like Luigi Garzi, Vincenzo Meucci, Giovanni Battista Tempesti), and general problems (the relationships of Tuscan artists with other capital cities like Rome or Venice, the diffusion of ‘popular painting’). Proposals of no more than 300 words should be submitted, with a cover letter or a 2 page CV, by December 15, 2013 to the attention of Emanuele Pellegrini and Stefano Renzoni to the following email address: emanuele.pellegrini@unive.it. Selected papers will be announced by January 15, 2014.

2014 Terra Foundation Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Posted in fellowships by Editor on October 19, 2013

2014 Terra Foundation Academic Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

A wide range of Terra Foundation academic awards, fellowships, and grants help scholars realize their academic and professional goals and support the worldwide study and presentation of the art of the United States.

The deadline for all academic award, fellowship, and grant applications is January 15, 2014 unless otherwise indicated.

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Travel Grants to the United States

International Essay Prize for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Publication Grants

Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowships in Washington, D.C.

Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

Academic Program Grants


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