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Colloquium | Sculpture and Parisian Decorative Arts in Europe, Part II

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 25, 2016

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From H-ArtHist, with the programme as a PDF file available here:

Le rôle de la sculpture dans la conception, la production, le collectionnisme et
la présentation des arts décoratifs parisiens en Europe, 1715–1815
Centre André Chastel de l’université de Paris-Sorbonne, 14–15 March 2016

Collaboration entre le Centre André Chastel de l’université de Paris-Sorbonne et l’association Low Countries Sculpture, avec nos vifs remerciements pour son soutien à The Boulle Project, Paris. Seconde Partie, suite à la première tenue en 2015 à Mons alors Capitale européenne de la Culture.

Between 1715 and 1830 Paris gradually became the capital of Europe, “a city of power and pleasure, a magnet for people of all nationalities that exerted an influence far beyond the reaches of France,” as Philip Mansel wrote, or as Prince Metternich phrased it, “When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.” Within this historical framework and in a time of profound societal change, the consumption and appreciation of luxury goods reached a peak in Paris.

The focus of this one-day international conference will be to investigate the role of the sculptor in the design and production processes of Parisian decorative arts, from large-scale furniture and interior decoration projects to porcelain, silver, gilt bronzes and clocks. In the last few years a number of studies were carried out under the auspices of decorative arts museums and societies such as the Furniture History Society and the French Porcelain Society. It now seems appropriate to bring some of these together to encourage cross-disciplinary approaches on a European level and discussion between all those interested in the materiality and the three-dimensionality of their objects of study.

The relationships between, on the one hand, architects, ornemanistes and other designers, and on the other sculptors, menuisiers, ébénistes, goldsmiths, porcelain manufacturers, bronze casters and other producers, as well as the marchands merciers, will be at the heart of the studies about the design processes. A second layer of understanding of the importance of sculpture in the decorative arts will be shown in the collecting and display in European capitals in subsequent generations, particularly those immediately after the French Revolution, as epitomised by King George IV.

Overall, the intention of this conference is to attempt to shed light on the sculptural aspect of decorative arts produced in Paris in the long 18th century and collected and displayed in the capitals of Europe. Without pretending to be exhaustive, this study day—and its publication—hopes to bring together discussions about the histories and methodologies that could lead to furthering the study of hitherto all too often neglected aspects of the decorative arts.

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Le colloque est accessible gratuitement à tous sur inscription préalable obligatoire par email. Les inscriptions seront clôturées le jeudi 10 mars à minuit.

15.00  Accueil

15.30  Bienvenue et introduction

15.40 Session 1: Collectionnisme et emprunts faits à Paris pour les élites européennes
Président: Peter Fuhring (Fondation Custodia, Paris)
• Lilit Sadoyan (University of California, Santa Barbara / J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), Collecting at court and beyond: The dissemination and display of Girardon’s sculptural groups
• Jean-Baptiste Corne (École du Louvre / École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Gilles-Paul Cauvet, architecte, sculpteur, graveur, bronzier et collectionneur: un artiste parisien des Lumières?
• Elisabeth Fritz (Universität Jena), Framing the ‘fête galante’ at the court of Frederick the Great
• Giuseppe Dardanello (Università degli Studi di Torino), Francesco Ladatte’s Parisian legacy in the decorative arts in Piedmont

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8.30  Inscription au colloque

9.00  Session 2: La représentation d’arts décoratifs sculpturaux
• Ute Christina Koch (LWL-Museumsamt für Westfalen, Münster), From Paris to Dresden: Two recently discovered paintings by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer and their references to the decoration at the court of Louis XIV
• Miriam Schefzyk (Universität Münster), Les ébénistes allemands à Paris et leurs conceptions sculpturales de meubles (1750–1800): L’exemple des meubles à plaques de porcelaine de Martin Carlin
• John Whitehead (historien d’art), Piat-Joseph Sauvage – une carrière variée: de la peinture monumentale à la miniature en passant par la porcelaine

10.40  Pause café

11.00  Session 3: Le rôle des modèles et la transformation de deux en trois dimensions, I.
Président: Emmanuel Lurin (Centre André Chastel, Université de Paris-Sorbonne)
• Grégory Maugé et Jean-Dominique Augarde (historiens d’art), La sculpture d’André-Charles Boulle et les gravures de Charmeton
• Jarl Kremeier (historien d’art, Berlin), Balthasar Neumann in Paris in 1723: Sculpture and Decoration, Books and Prints
• Léon Lock (université de Leuven), Comment la rocaille parisienne conquit Munich. Le rôle de l’architecte et dessinateur François Cuvilliés (1695–1768)

12.45  Déjeuner

13.45  Session 4: Le rôle des modèles et la transformation de deux en trois dimensions, II.
Président: Antonia Boström (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
• Alan Darr (The Detroit Institute of Arts), The Role of Sculpture in French Decorative Arts: Case Studies of Notable Acquisitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts
• Laura Langelüddecke (The Wallace Collection, London), Jean-Claude Duplessis père’s designs for the Vincennes/Sèvres manufactory
• Kee Il Choi Jr. (University of Warwick), A Qing imperial portrait as a design source at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory at Sèvres

15.25  Pause café

15.45  Session 5: Nouveauté et continuité dans le rôle de la sculpture entre Louis XVI et Napoléon III
• Alicia Adamczak (Institut catholique de Paris), La sculpture au service des arts décoratifs à l’aube de la Révolution: les ouvrages de Jean-Joseph Foucou pour la duchesse de Mazarin et le comte de Vaudreuil
• Stéphane Laurent (Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne), Jean-Baptiste Jules Klagmann, un sculpteur pour les arts décoratifs au dix-neuvième siècle
• Alexandre Gady (Centre André Chastel, Université de Paris-Sorbonne), Jean-Baptiste-Louis Plantar (1790–1879), dernier sculpteur des Bâtiments du Roi

17.30  Conclusions

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