Salon du Dessin 2019

Posted in Art Market, conferences (to attend), exhibitions by Editor on March 28, 2019

From the press kit:

Salon du Dessin 2019
Palais Brongniart, Paris, 27 March — 1 April 2019

The eagerly anticipated Salon du Dessin will take place again this spring under the vaulted roof of Paris’s Palais Brongniart and will once again feature a selection of outstanding works on paper. among the 39 exhibitors from around the world will be four handpicked new galleries and two that are returning after an absence of a few years. Among the treasures on display will be rare drawings by egon schiele and Gustav Klimt, presented by the Austrian gallery Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, and a solo show of the work of contemporary artist Jean-Baptiste Sécheret on the stand of Galerie Jacques Elbaz. The German dealer Martin Moeller will celebrate 100 years of drawings from his country, while the Galerie de la Présidence features drawings by sculptors.

Juan Antonio Conchillos y Falcó, Academic Study, 1703; offered by Artur Ramon Art ($36,000).

The 28th edition of the art fair will also host two museum-level exhibitions. Festivities in Paris will feature drawings from the collection of the Musée Carnavalet-Histoire de Paris (currently closed for renovation until late 2019), while the Maison Chaumet will exhibit drawings of its jewelry in an exhibition on the theme of nature, curated by botanist Marc Jeanson, who worked on the magnificent exhibition Jardins at the Grand Palais in 2017.

Other highlights of the Salon du Dessin will be the presentation of the 12th Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing Prize and the return of a program of international symposia, which will focus on the performing arts this year. Drawing Week, a highly popular off-site event organized in partnership with over 20 museums and institutions, will offer access to graphic arts collections that are usually off-limits to the public.

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Occupying the Stage: Sets and Costumes
Chair: Jean-Claude Yon (Professor at the University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

• Emmanuelle Brugerolles (Curator General at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris), Georges Focus and the Theater: Sets and Staging
• Rudi Risatti (Curator at the Theatermuseum in Vienna), The Magic Space: Technical and Aesthetic Solutions in Baroque Scenography as Seen in Drawings from the Theatermuseum in Vienna
• Marc-Henri Jordan (independent art historian, doctoral student, University of Lausanne), The Royal Academy of Music in Search of Draftsmen and Painters: Identification of Decorative Drawings and Clothing, ca. 1780
• Catherine Join-Diéterle (Curator General, former director of the Musée Galliera, Paris), Theater Sets in the Romantic Era: A New Approach to the Stage Area
• Marine Kisiel (Painting Curator at the Musée d’Orsay), ‘A Unique System of Lines’: The Body in Space in the Work of Edgar Degas
• Mathias Auclair (Director of the Music Department at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris), The Stage Seen as a Painting: The Birth of Scenography at the Paris Opera, 1914–1972

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Occupying the City: Festivities and Ceremonies
Chair: Michel Delon (Professor at the University of Paris-IV Sorbonne)

• Franca Varallo (Professor at the university of Turin), Onorato Tiranti’s Il Laberinto de Groppi and Drawings for Festivities by Tommaso Borgonio
• Jérôme de La Gorce (Emeritus Research Director, CNRS- Centre André Chastel), Collections of Drawings Held in Paris and Madrid Illustrating Important Celebrations of the Marriage of Madame to the Infant of Spain, 1739
• Maria Ida Biggi (Director of the Centro Studi per la Ricerca Documentale sul Teatro Europeo Fondazione Cini, Venice), Le feste sull’acqua: Apparati per Napoleone
• Gaëlle Lafage (Postdoctoral Researcher, Université de Paris Sorbonne), Drawing as a Source of Study of Fireworks
• José de Los Llanos (Chief Curator, Head of the Musée Carnavalet’s Graphic art Department) and David Simonneau (Conservation Assistant, Musée Carnavalet Graphic art department), Festivals and Spectacles in the Collection of the Musée Carnavalet-Histoire de Paris, 17th–19th Centuries

Conference | 1802: Cultural Exchange between Paris and London

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 28, 2019

Thomas Girtin, View of Pont de la Tournelle and Notre Dame, etching and aquatint, from A Selection of Twenty of the Most Picturesque Views in Paris, and Its Environs (London, 1803), RB 400000, (San Marino: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens).

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From the program for the upcoming conference:

1802: Cultural Exchange between Paris and London during the Peace of Amiens
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, 17–18 May 2019

This interdisciplinary conference illuminates the movement of writers, artists, scientists, and cultural goods between Paris and London during the fourteen months of peace ushered in by the Treaty of Amiens, from March 1802 through May 1803—the first break in hostilities after a decade of Revolutionary warfare. Registration information is available here.

Funding provided by The Dibner History of Science Program at The Huntington

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9:00  Registration and Coffee

9:30  Welcome by Steve Hindle (The Huntington) and Opening Remarks by Cora Gilroy-Ware (Isaac Julien Studio) and Paris Spies-Gans (Harvard University)

10:00  Session 1: Writers
Moderator: Kevin Gilmartin (California Institute of Technology)
• Susan Lanser (Brandeis University), Helen Maria Williams, Radical Sociability, and the Uneasy Peace of Amiens
• Kelly Summers (MacEwan University), Between Amiens and Amnesty: The Parisian Wanderings of the d’Arblays, c. 1802

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Session 2: Artists
Moderator: Hector Reyes (University of Southern California)
• Cora Gilroy-Ware (Isaac Julien Studio), Inferior Beauty: The (British) Artist’s Gaze on the Streets and in the Louvre
• Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University), ‘Great National Establishments’: Amiens and the Foundation of the British Institution

3:00 Break

3:15  Session 3: Publication
Moderator: Paula Radisich (Whittier College)
• Melinda McCurdy (The Huntington), Thomas Girtin’s Paris Venture
• Susan Siegfried (University of Michigan), Amelia Opie’s ‘Recollections of a Visit to Paris in 1802’

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9:30  Registration and Coffee

10:00  Session 4: Intellectual Exchanges
Moderator: Alexander Statman (Dibner Long-Term Research Fellow, The Huntington)
• Dena Goodman (University of Michigan), French Scientists Cross the Channel: Peace and the Advancement of Knowledge, Industry, and Agriculture
• Joshua Ehrlich (University of Macau), Alexander Hamilton, Asian Knowledge, and Anglo-French Competition

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Session 5: Material Culture
Moderator: Mary Terrall (University of California, Los Angeles)
• Courtney Wilder (University of Michigan), Revolutions and Rivalries in the Printed Textile Trade before, during, and after the Peace of Amiens
• Renaud Morieux (University of Cambridge), The ‘Obscene’ and ‘Infamous’ Trade between Britain and Europe around the Peace of Amiens

3:00  Break

3:15  Session 6: Shaping the Narrative
Moderator: Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (University of Southern California)
• Simon Macdonald (Queen Mary University of London), The Argus, or London Review’d in Paris: Mediascape between France and Britain during the Peace of Amiens
• Paris Spies-Gans (Harvard University), ‘In this Country the Law is on my Side:’ Marie Tussaud, the Peace of Amiens, and the Formation of a Wax Empire

5:15  Closing Remarks by Cora Gilroy-Ware, Dena Goodman, and Paris Spies-Gans

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