Conference | The Cabinet of Paintings of Karoline Luise von Baden

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Mattie Koppendrayer on June 30, 2014

As noted at H-ArtHist (click for the German version). . .

Aufgeklärter Kunstdiskurs und Höfische Sammelpraxis:
Das ‘Mahlerey-Cabinet’ Karoline Luise von Baden (17231783) im Europäischen Kontext

Enlightened Discourse in Art and Courtly Collecting Practices:
Caroline Louise of Baden’s (1723–1783) ‘Cabinet of Paintings’ in a European Context
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, 10–12 September 2014

Margravine Caroline Luise of Baden (1723–1783), painting by J.W. Hauwiller

J.W. Hauwiller, Portrait of Margravine Caroline Louise of Baden (1723–1783)

This research project is an interdisciplinary cooperation between the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, the Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe and the University of Mendrisio (Switzerland). The project focuses on the comprehensive study into the history of art and ideas of Caroline Louise’s ‘cabinet of paintings’, an extensive collection that once included more than 200 paintings.

Participating at the conference are eighteen academics from Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Sweden and the Netherlands who will be investigating in four separate sections the central questions of this research project. To some extent, the conference’s scholarly impulses will also benefit the exhibition concept of the upcoming Baden Wurttemberg State Exhibition Caroline Louise of Baden (1723–1783): A Collector of European Standing. This exhibition will be on display at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe for the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding from 30 May to 6 September 2015. The conference is open to public and participation is free of charge. Please confirm by sending us an email with the subject heading ‘Conference Enlightened Discourse’ to Sarah Salomon at salomon@kunsthalle-karlsruhe.de.

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19.00  Christoph Frank (University of Mendrisio, Switzerland),’Where Europe Ends: Caroline Louise, Her Agents and Correspondents’ (Lecture in German)

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9.00 Introduction by Wolfgang Zimmermann, Generallandesarchiv, Karlsruhe

1. Regionalism and European Perspective during the Ancien Régime

9.30  Wilhelm Kreutz (University of Mannheim), ‘Enlightenment along the Upper Rhine: People, Societies, and Institutions’ (Lecture in German)

10.00  Wolfgang Zimmermann (Generallandesarchiv, Karlsruhe), ‘Political Alliances—Grand Rivalry—Cultural Ambitions: The Upper Rhine Valley in the Mid-18th Century’  (Lecture in German)

10.30  Thorsten Huthwelker (Generallandesarchiv, Karlsruhe), ‘The Correspondence Network of Caroline Louise of Baden’ (Lecture in German)

11.00  Coffee

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Jean-Étienne Liotard, Portrait of Princess Caroline Louise of Hessen-Darmstadt, 1745 (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe)

2. Connoisseurship and Artistic Practice

11.30  Charlotte Guichard (CNRS – École Normale Supérieure, Paris) ‘“Amatrice “: Women in the Arts during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe’ (Lecture in French)

12.00  Katharina Weiler (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe), ‘The Art of Copying: Caroline Louise of Baden and the Loans from the Electoral Painting Cabinet of Mannheim’ (Lecture in German)

12.30  Lunch

14.30  Sarah Salomon (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe), ‘Seeing and Knowing: The Cabinet of Paintings—a Laboratory of Pictures?’ (Lecture in German)

15.00 Astrid Reuter (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe),’The Significance of Jean-Etienne Liotard and Pastel Painting for Caroline Louise’ (Lecture in German)

15.30  Coffee

19.00  Bénédicte Savoy (Technical University Berlin) ‘Temples of Art: Collections and their Audiences in the 18th Century’ (Lecture in German)

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3. The Art Market and the Development of Taste in the 18th Century

9.00 Everhard Korthals Altes (Delft University of Technology), ‘Caroline Louise’s Collecting Activities and the Dutch Art Market: The Role of Catalogues, Letter Correspondences and Agents’ (Lecture in English)

9.30 Holger Jacob-Friesen (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe), ‘Caroline Louise and her Agent in The Hague, Gottlieb Heinrich Treuer’ (Lecture in German)

10.00 Max Tillmann (Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe), ‘Caroline Louise of Baden and the French Enthusiasm for Netherlandish Painting in the 18th Century’ (Lecture in German)

10.30  Coffee

11.00 Thomas Kirchner (German Forum for Art History, Paris), ‘Caroline Louise of Baden and Contemporary French Painting’ (Lecture in German)

4. Representation and Aesthetics: Form and Function of European Art Collections

11.30  Ulrike Grimm (formerly Schlösserverwaltung, Baden-Württemberg) ‘”… Enfin cet appartemênt fera mes délices …” – Caroline Louise’s Apartments in the Palace of Karlsruhe’ (Lecture in German)

12.00 Dietmar Lüdke (formerly Staatliche, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe) ‘Form and Function of the Picture Frames in the Apartment of Margravine Caroline Louise of Baden’ (Lecture in German)

12.30  Lunch

14.00 Christoph Vogtherr (The Wallace Collection, London), ‘Caroline Louise of Baden and Frederick II of Prussia: Two Royal Art Collectors of the Ancien Régime in Comparison’ (Lecture in English)

14.30 Merit Laine (The Swedish Royal Collections, Stockholm),'”Y avoir tout ce qu’on peut s’imaginer” The Painting Collection of Queen Lovisa Ulrika Collection of Sweden and its Context at Drottningholm Palace’ (Lecture in English)

15.00  Coffee

15.30 Frédéric Bußmann (Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig), ‘Parisian Collections in the Second Half of the 18th Century: Between Connoisseurship and Representation’ (Lecture in German)

16.00  Concluding remarks

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Note (added 9 July 2014) — The lovely portrait by Liotard was not included as part of the original posting.


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