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Exhibition | Secret Tiepolo

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on November 26, 2018

Seven frescoes by Giandomenico Tiepolo are on public view for the first time in Vicenza:

Secret Tiepolo / Tiepolo Segreto
Palladio Museum, Vicenza, 3 November 2017 — 31 December 2018

Curated by Guido Beltramini and Fabrizio Magani

Sette straordinari affreschi di Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727–1804) da oltre cinquant’anni anni erano conservati nelle residenze dei proprietari che coraggiosamente li salvarono dalle distruzioni belliche. Oggi gli eredi, convinti dell’opportunità di un godimento pubblico di tali capolavori, li hanno destinati al Palladio Museum. Ad essi viene dedicata una mostra, realizzata grazie alle competenze e alla collaborazione della Soprintendenza di Verona diretta da Fabrizio Magani, che la cura insieme al direttore del Palladio Museum, Guido Beltramini.

In questa vicenda s’intrecciano più storie. Quella della straordinaria arte dei Tiepolo, in grado di trasformare dalla radice la tradizione frescante veneta. Quella della difesa del patrimonio artistico negli anni cupi della seconda guerra mondiale. Ma esiste una terza storia che lega in modo indissolubile gli affreschi di Palazzo Valmarana Franco agli studi palladiani: essi infatti sono realizzati due decenni dopo la straordinaria decorazione di Villa Valmarana ai Nani, per il figlio del committente, Gaetano Valmarana. Nella dimora suburbana a poca distanza dalla Rotonda palladiana, per il padre Giustino Valmarana, i Tiepolo celebrano la naturalezza di una vita ‘moralizzata’ in campagna. Vent’anni dopo, in città, a poca distanza dal Teatro Olimpico, il registro è completamente diverso: Tiepolo concepisce per il figlio una riedizione in pittura della magnificente scena del teatro all’antica di Palladio adottando non più il registro lieve e scherzoso della vita agreste ma il linguaggio aulico, monocromo ma nondimeno guizzante, della vicina architettura palladiana.

“Siamo orgogliosi di poter contribuire alla cultura della nostra città—dichiarano Camillo e Giovanni Franco, proprietari degli affreschi—con una parte della storia della nostra famiglia.” Fu fra l’altro Fausto Franco, zio dei generosi proprietari e Soprintendente ai Monumenti, a seguire il salvataggio degli affreschi di famiglia nel 1945. Dieci anni dopo lo stesso Franco, insieme—fra gli altri—a Rodolfo Pallucchini, Anthony Blunt, Rudolf Wittkower e André Chastel, fu fra i tredici fondatori del primo Consiglio scientifico del Centro palladiano, coordinato da Renato Cevese.

Tiepolo Segreto (Vicenza, Palladium Museum, 2018), 80 pages, ISBN: 978-8899765781, 17€.

Call for Papers | Rome and Lisbon in the 18th Century

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 26, 2018

From the Call for Papers:

Rome and Lisbon in the 18th Century: Music, Visual Arts, and Cultural Transfers
National Library of Portugal, Lisbon, 28–29 March 2019

Proposals due by 10 January 2019

Jean Ranc, Portrait of John (João) V, King of Portugal, 1729, oil on canvas, 109 × 91 cm (Madrid: The Prado).

Political, diplomatic, cultural, and artistic relations—including music and the visual arts—between Rome and Lisbon in the 18th century have, at different times, aroused the interest of several scholars. However, these research fields have often been approached in parallel paths within the traditions of each of the disciplines, without establishing in most cases a true dialogue between the different areas of knowledge and disregarding cross-cutting issues. On the other hand, the study of artistic relations and cultural transfers presupposes an in-depth and up-to-date view of the historical and social context of each city in their own peculiarities. This international conference intends to promote new approaches to the history of music and the arts through multidisciplinary dialogue involving different points of view. We invite researchers at any stage of their career, with backgrounds ranging from different fields (such as political, economic, cultural and art history, musicology, literature, and philosophy, among others) to send us a proposal.

We encourage submissions on the following topics, but other related issues might also be considered:
• Politics and diplomacy
• Arts, music, and diplomacy
• Royal, aristocratic, and cardinalic patronage
• Circulation of people between Rome and Lisbon (in political, religious, scientific, intellectual, and artistic spheres)
• Portuguese in Rome and Italians in Lisbon
• Foreign communities in Rome
• Circulation of musical repertoires, works of art, books, or scientific instruments
• Formal and informal training of musicians and artists
• Professional careers in the field of visual and performing arts
• Artistic, intellectual and sociability networks
• Spaces and institutions linked to music and the arts
• Stylistic issues and performance practices

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for individual papers with a maximum length of 20 minutes, as well as thematic panels with three or four communications (maximum duration: 1h30). Proposals should be submitted in English but presentations in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian are also accepted. Please include complete contact information (name, email, and phone number), institutional affiliation, an abstract (300 words maximum), and a brief biographical note (150 words max). Proposals should be submitted no later than 10 January 2019, and sent to romeandlisbon@gmail.com.

Parallel with the symposium, the National Library of Lisbon will host the exhibition From the Tagus to the Tiber: Portuguese Musicians and Artists in 18th-Century Rome, curated by Pilar Diez del Corral and Cristina Fernandes.

Organization
• Research group ‘Historical and Cultural Studies in Music’ from INET-md, Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH)
• Department of Art History, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid

Board of Directors
• Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira
• Cristina Fernandes

Scientific Committee
• Manuel Carlos de Brito (NOVA FCSH, Lisboa)
• Elisa Camboni (Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma)
• Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira (UNED, Madrid)
• Cristina Fernandes (INET-md, NOVA FCSH, Lisboa)
• Anne-Madeleine Goulet (CNRS, Projecto Performart-Roma)
• Teresa Leonor M. Vale (ARTIS, Universidade de Lisboa)
• Rui Vieira Nery (INET-md, NOVA FCSH/Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisboa)