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New Book | Venice and Drawing, 1500–1800

Posted in books by Editor on December 17, 2016

From Yale UP:

Catherine Whistler, Venice and Drawing, 1500–1800: Theory, Practice, and Collecting (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), 380 pages, ISBN: 978 0300  187731, $65.

61ngau3jrcl-_sx258_bo1204203200_From the time of Titian and Tintoretto to that of Canaletto and Tiepolo, drawing was an important part of artistic practice and was highly valued in Venice. This exciting new study overturns traditional views on the significance of drawing in Venice, as an art and an act, from the Renaissance to the age of the Grand Tour. Gathering together the separate strands of theory, artistic practice, and collecting, Catherine Whistler highlights the interactions and tensions between a developing literary discourse and the practices of making and collecting graphic art. Her analysis challenges the conventional definition of Venetian art purely in terms of color, demonstrating that 16th-century Venetian artists and writers had a highly developed sense of the role and importance of disegno and drawing in art. The book’s generous illustrations support these striking arguments, as well as conveying the great variety, interest, and beauty of the drawings themselves.

Catherine Whistler is senior curator of European art, Ashmolean Museum, and a fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford.

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2017 Scholar-in-Residence Program, Hillwood Estate in D.C.

Posted in graduate students, museums, opportunities by Editor on December 17, 2016

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Abraham and David Roentgen, Rolltop Desk, 1765–70, wood marquetry, mother-of-pearl, gilt bronze, steel, leather, glass, 46 × 42 × 25 inches (Washington, D.C., Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens).

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2017 Scholar-in-Residence Program
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C.

Applications due by 15 February 2017

PhD candidates and other highly qualified scholars conducting research that may benefit from Hillwood’s holdings are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal—not to exceed 500 words—stating the necessary length of residence, materials to be used, and the project’s relevance to Hillwood’s collections or exhibition program, including, but not limited to: art and architecture, landscape design, conservation and restoration, archives, library or special collections, as well as broader study areas such as the history of collecting or material culture. The project description should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation. Materials will be reviewed by the selection committee. There are three types of awards:

1 Week
Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; housing near campus; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs.

2–3 Weeks
Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs; a stipend of up to $1,200 depending on length of stay.

1–2 Months
Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs; a stipend of up to $1,500 per month depending on length of stay.

Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887–1973), heir to the Post Cereal Company, which later became General Foods, the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens houses over 17,000 works of art. Hillwood is in a special class of cultural heritage institution as a historic site, testament to the life of an important 20th-century figure, an estate campus, magnificent garden, and a museum with world renowned special collections. It includes one of the largest and most important collections of Russian art outside of Russia, comprising pieces from the pre-Petrine to early Soviet periods, an outstanding collection of French and European art, and jewelry, textile, fashion, and accessories collections. Scholars will have access to Hillwood’s art and research collections based on accessibility and staff availability. The Library has over 38,000 volumes including monographs, serials, annotated and early auction catalogues, and electronic resources; the Archives contain the papers of Marjorie Merriweather Post, her staff, and family members. Please submit applications or inquiries to Scholarinresidence@hillwoodmuseum.org by 15 February 2017 (applicants will be notified by 13 March 2017).

 

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