Conference | Artistic Trade between Spain and Its Viceroyalties

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 20, 2018

Plaza Mayor in Lima, 1680, oil on canvas
(Madrid: Museo de América)

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From the conference flyer:

Artistic Trade between Spain and Its Viceroyalties, 1500–1800
Keynes Hall, King’s College, University of Cambridge, 22 June 2018

This is the first conference in the United Kingdom devoted to artistic trade between Spain and its viceroyalties. Referring to Cambridge’s Spanish and colonial art collections and with the indispensable support of the King’s College Nigel Glendinning studentship, this conference brings together scholars specialized in the art from the Spanish Viceroyalties. The speakers will trace the artworks from their production, their movement with the help of agents and their collection and display at their destination. For further information, please contact Akemi Herráez Vossbrink at alh64@cam.ac.uk, and register for free at Eventbrite.


9:15  Akemi Herráez Vossbrink (University of Cambridge), Introductory Remarks

9:30  Keynote Speaker | Luisa Elena Alcalá (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Passageways of Art in the Atlantic World: Artists, Patrons, and Agents

10:00–11:30 | Workshops and Artists Producing Art for the Spanish Viceroyalties and Transitory Spaces
Chaired by Akemi Herráez Vossbrink (University of Cambridge)
• Holly Trusted (Victoria and Albert Museum), Shipwrecked Ivories: The Confluence of East and West
• Piers Baker Bates (The Open University), Traveling between the Viceroyalties: Artistic Translation in the Sixteenth-Century Hispanic World
• Escardiel González Estevez (Universidad de Sevilla), Alonso Vázquez between Seville, Mexico, and Manila, 1603–1608: The Paradigm of a ‘Global Artist’

13:30-15:00 | The Role of Agents Commercializing Artworks between Spain and Its Viceroyalties
Chaired by José Ramón Marcaida López (University of Saint Andrews)
• Sandra Van Ginhoven (Getty Research Institute, Research Associate), Spanish Transatlantic Agents and the Flemish Guilliam Forchondt in the Overseas Paintings Trade
• Corinna Gramatke (Technical University of Munich Chair of Conservation-Restoration), ‘The Portable Europe’: European Artworks for the Jesuit Province of Paraguay, 1608–1767
• Eduardo Lamas Delgado (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels), Madrilenian Painters and America: Artistic Production for Overseas Trade Networks and Their Possible Agents

16:00–17:30 | Collecting and Display in Private, Civil, and Religious Spaces in the Spanish Viceroyalties
Chaired by Jean Michel Massing (University of Cambridge)
• Kathryn Santner (Leverhulme Trust Fellow, ILAS, London), Conventual Art Collections and Artistic Exchange in the Colonial Viceroyalties
• Isabel Oleas Mogollón (University of Delaware), The Divine and the Self: Uses and Meanings of Mirrors in Quito’s Jesuit Church
• Veronika Winkler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München), Witnessing the Saint’s Life: Patrons and Hagiographical Painting Cycles of Viceregal Peru

New Book | The Women Who Built the Ottoman World

Posted in books by Editor on March 20, 2018

From I. B. Tauris:

Muzaffer Özgüles, The Women Who Built the Ottoman World: Female Patronage and the Architectural Legacy of Gülnus Sultan (London: I. B. Tauris & Co, 2017), 304 pages, ISBN: 9781784539269, £64 / $99.

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Ottoman Empire remained the grandest and most powerful of Middle Eastern empires. One hitherto overlooked aspect of the Empire’s remarkable cultural legacy was the role of powerful women—often the head of the harem, or wives or mothers of sultans. These educated and discerning patrons left a great array of buildings across the Ottoman lands: opulent, lavish, and powerful palaces and mausoleums, but also essential works for ordinary citizens, such as bridges and waterworks. Muzaffer Ozgules here uses new primary scholarship and archaeological evidence to reveal the stories of these Imperial builders. Gulnus Sultan (1642–1715), the favourite of the imperial harem under Mehmed IV and mother to his sons, was exceptionally pictured on horseback, travelled widely across the Middle East and Balkans, and commissioned architectural projects around the Empire. Her buildings were personal projects designed to showcase Ottoman power and they were built from Constantinople to Mecca, from modern-day Ukraine to Algeria. Ozgules seeks to re-establish the importance of some of these buildings, since lost, and traces the history of those that remain. The Women Who Built the Ottoman World is a valuable contribution to the architectural history of the Ottoman Empire and to the growing history of the women within it.

Muzaffer Özgüles is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at Gaziantep University, Turkey, and was the Barakat Trust Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Khalili Research Centre at the University of Oxford from 2014 to 2015. He gained his PhD in Architectural History at Istanbul Technical University in 2013.

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