Exhibition | Paintings from the Society of Antiquaries of London

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on May 20, 2014

The summer kicks off the first of what’s planned as a regular feature of annual temporary exhibitions at the Society of Antiquaries of London:

Portraying the Past: Paintings from the Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House, Society of Antiquaries of London, 30 June — 1 August 2014

posterAn exhibition of the Society’s collection of paintings including portraits of eighteenth-century antiquaries and rare fifteenth- and sixteenth-century portraits of medieval and Tudor monarchs and rulers of early modern Europe. These include the outstanding group of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century panel paintings bequeathed to the Society in 1828 by Thomas Kerrich, FSA, including portraits of Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII, as well as such works of international importance as the portraits of Jan van Scorel, by Antonis Mor, and of Mary I, by Hans Eworth.

Conference | Idols in the Museum: Sculpture and Historiography

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 20, 2014

From the conference programme:

Les Idoles Entrent au Musée: La sculpture, son historiographie, sa muséographie, 1650–1880
École du Louvre, Paris, 10–12 June 2014

La participation au colloque Les idoles entrent au musée. La sculpture, son historiographie, sa muséographie, 1650–1880 est gratuite mais subordonnée à une inscription préalable obligatoire à colloques@ecoledulouvre.fr.

Comité scientifique: Caroline van Eck (Leyde), Pascal Griener (Neuchâtel), Maarten Delbeke (Gand/Leyde)

M A R D I ,  1 0  J U I N  2 0 1 4

Première partie : Des histoires visuelles de la sculpture
Président de la session : Pascal Griener

13.00 Accueil

13.30 Ouverture du colloque (Philippe Durey/Caroline van Eck)

14.00 Frits Scholten (Conservateur en chef du département de la sculpture, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), ‘The Amsterdam ivories of Francis van Bossuit (1635–1692): reception and transformation in the 18th century’ [‘Les ivoires d’Amsterdam de Francis van Bossuit (1635–1692) ; réception et transformation au XVIIIe siècle’]

14.45 Erin Downey (Doctorante Temple University. Kress Fellow Université de Leyde), ‘Sculptures in print: the Galleria Giustiniana as exemplar and agent of taste in early modern Europe’ [‘Sculptures imprimées : la Galleria
Giustiniana comme exemple et agent de goût en Europe prémoderne’]

15.30 Pause

16.00 Anne Ritz-Guilbert (docteur en histoire de l’art, membre de l’équipe de recherche de l’Ecole du Louvre), ‘La sculpture comme source historique : les dessins de la collection de François-Roger de Gaignières (1642–1715)’

16.45 Guilhem Scherf (Conservateur en chef du département de la sculpture, Musée du Louvre), ‘Une collection révélée par le livre : Les Monumens érigés en France à la gloire de Louis XV de Pierre Patte (1765)’

M E R C R E D I ,  1 1  J U I N  2 0 1 4

Deuxième partie : La muséographie de la sculpture
Présidente de la session : Caroline van Eck

10.00 Accueil

10.30 Ruurd Halbertsma (Conservateur en chef du départment des sculptures Grecques, Musée National d’Antiquités. Professeur en muséologie Université de Leiden), ‘Admiration and indignation: calvinistic approaches to classical sculpture in the Netherlands’ [‘Admiration et indignation : les approches calvinistes de la sculpture aux Pays-Bas’]

11.15 Claire Mazel (Docteur en histoire de l’art, CRHIA, université de Nantes), ‘Désenchantement et réenchantement de la sculpture européenne dans la collection de Robien’

12.00 Thomas Beaufils (Maître de conférences à l’université Lille 3, actuellement en détachement à l’Institut français des Pays-Bas. Membre de l’Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS) – UMR CNRS 8529 – Lille 3), ‘Manque-t-il quelque chose ? L’incompréhensible statuaire de l’île indonésienne de Nias dans les musées de France et des Pays-Bas’

12.30 Pause

14.00 Cecilia Griener Hurley (Docteur en histoire de l’art. Membre de l’équipe de recherche de l’Ecole du Louvre), ‘La présentation du paragone dans les dispositifs muséaux au XIXème siècle’

14.45 Bram van Oostveldt (Postdoc Université de Leyde. Maître de conférences Université d’Amsterdam), ‘La mise en scène de la sculpture aux visites nocturnes du Louvre comme au théâtre’

15.30 Pause

17.00 Visite collections de sculpture du Musée du Louvre

J E U D I ,  1 2  J U I N  20 1 4

Troisième partie : le statut de la sculpture
Président de la session : Maarten Delbeke

14.30 Stijn Bussels (Directeur du programme ERC Elevated Minds : The sublime in the public arts in 17th-century Paris and Amsterdam, Université de Leyde), ‘»We are still trembling when we think of it »’ Honouring the sculptures of the Amsterdam Town Hall’ [‘« Nous tremblons encore quand nous y pensons » : comment rendre honneur aux scultures de l’Hôtel de Ville d’Amsterdam ?’

15.15 Pascal Griener (Professeur en histoire de l’art et muséologie, Université de Neuchâtel), ‘Les idoles au musée. Pour revisiter la description de l’Apollon Belvédère par Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1764).’

16.00 Tomas Macsotay (Postdoc Université Autonome de Barcelona, Département d’histoire de l’art et musicologie), ‘Baron D’ Hancarville’s Recherches on the evolution of sculpture: submerged emblems and the collective self’ [Baron d’Hancarville’s Recherches sur l’évolution de la sculpture : emblèmes sousmergés et le soi collectif’]

16.45 Caroline van Eck (Professeur en histoire de l’art et de l’architecture prémodernes, Université de Leyde), ‘Une histoire visuelle de la sculpture. Présence matérielle et trompe l’oeil dans le programme de décoration du Musée Charles X.’

17.30 Conclusion du colloque

Call for Articles | Intersections 2017: Global Republic of Sacred Things

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on May 20, 2014

As noted at The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (among other places) . . .

Intersections: Yearbook for Early Modern Studies 2017
The Global Republic of Sacred Things: The Circulation of Religious Art in the Early Modern World

Proposals due by 30 June 2014

Sixteenth-century Europe was a time when monarchial territories were redrawn, permanent schisms split a single church, and sustained, repeated circumnavigation of the globe was achieved for the first time. The ‘globalization’ of the early modern world expanded and transformed the ‘Republic of Things’. While there has been an increasing literature on biographies and itineraries of objects, European religious overseas networks, often at the heart of Protestant Reformation and post-Tridentine political, geographical and theological reform, have received considerably less attention to date. How, for example, did points of contact by agent, merchant and missionary impact the early modern imagination as a social practice? And how did the journeys of images, artifacts, and precious cargoes across intersecting networks affect their value and use? Previously, these webs of communication
bore only incidental information about the material cultures their presence at the frontiers of known lands stimulated at home and abroad. Further still, as European systems largely governed by and for Europeans, the things that linked religious and commercial networks have the potential to offer insight into Europe’s initial attempts to grapple with long-distance contact zones. In a challenge to models of individual organizations, cultural comparisons, and post-colonial theories of industrialized societies, this volume seeks to consider how a sacred Republic of Things—material residues of global encounter most broadly conceived (masterpieces, decorative art and functional objects)—can cast light on the dramatis personae of the fifteenth- to eighteenth-centuries as they came to terms with an expanding world.

Objects should give some evidence of the interaction of Europe with Asia, Africa or the Americas, and religious ‘things’, or objects of devotion, that have not yet had their moment in the sun are ideal. We are particularly interested in the production of artisanal cultures, local accommodation via technologies and materials, shifting currencies of value and objects used against the grain of their intended purpose. Issues at stake could include, but need not be limited to, the globalization of different types of religious subjects or objects, the use of new media (either alone or in conjunction with others), mimesis and memory, spolia and translation, commoditization and mobility.

Working Schedule
Proposals are due June 30, 2014.
Applicants will be notified no later than July 31, 2014.
First drafts of papers (approximately 8,000 words, including endnotes) will be expected by December 15, 2015.
An intensive workshop (pending funding) will take place the week of January 18, 2016.
Final papers should be sent to the editors by July 1, 2016.
Publication is scheduled for 2017.

Please send proposals (PDF format preferred) before June 30, 2014 to both editors (Prof. Dr. Christine Göttler, Prof. Dr. Mia M. Mochizuki)
1. A one-page abstract (300 words) with at least one exemplary image
2. A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)

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