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Study Day | Ceramics as Sculpture

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 9, 2019

Pierre Giovanni Volpato, Personification of the River Nile, ca. 1785–95, hard-paste biscuit porcelain, Giovanni Volpato’s Factory Rome, 30 × 59 × 30 cm (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Purchase, The Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation Inc. Gift, 2001.456).

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From The French Porcelain Society:

Ceramics as Sculpture, French Porcelain Society Study Day
Masterpiece London, 28 June 2019

The French Porcelain Society is pleased to announce that it will be holding a study day entitled Ceramics as Sculpture, celebrating figurative art, at this year’s Masterpiece London, on Friday, 28 June 2019. The conference aims to open up wider discussion about the contemporary and historical contexts for ceramic sculpture and its place within art history. It also seeks to underline the primacy of sculpture in all the decorative arts, bringing together scholars, curators, artists, and dealers working in the interconnected fields of ceramics and sculpture. Tickets: £45 (includes free entrance to Masterpiece, lectures, tour, tea and coffee, and champagne reception), £20 (student concession). For additional information, please contact Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, c.mccaffrey-howarth@leeds.ac.uk.

P R O G R A M M E

9.30  Registration

10.00  Welcome by Oliver Fairclough, FSA (Chairman of the French Porcelain Society) and introduction by Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth (V&A/RCA and University of Leeds)

10.10  Session One
• Federica Carta (PhD Candidate, Université de Picardie Jules Verne and at the Università degli Studi di Perugia), Ceramic Sculpture: Ornament and Figuration in the Chapels by Luca Della Robbia at Impruneta
• Antoine D’Albis (Former Chief Scientist at the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres), La Source ou la Naïade en Porcelaine de Vincennes-Sèvres du Musée du Louvre, New Research
• Elizabeth Saari Browne (PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Sculpting le Goût Pittoresque: Clodion’s Bacchic Subjects
• Matthew Martin (Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship, University of Melbourne; Former Curator of International Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Victoria, 2006–18), Porcelain and Sculptural Aesthetics: Untangling a Troubled Relationship

11.30  Tea and coffee

12.00  Session Two
• Alicia Caticha (PhD Candidate, University of Virginia), Casting Replication: Porcelain and Sculpture Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris
• Tamara Préaud (Former Archivist of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres), Sculpture and Personal Creativity at Sèvres during the Second Empire, 1850–70
• Oliva Rucellai (Former Curator of the Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia in Sesto Fiorentino, 2002–14), Gio Ponti and Ceramic Sculpture for Richard-Ginori: An Art Director’s Approach
• Martin Chapman (Curator in Charge, European Art, interim; Curator in Charge, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco), Accident or Design? Ceramic Sculpture in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

Thank you by Dame Rosalind Savill, DBE, FBA, FSA (President of the French Porcelain Society, Former Director of the Wallace Collection)

13.30  Lunch break

15.00  Private group tours to ceramics and sculpture stalls at the Masterpiece Fair

17.00  Champagne reception on the terrace

Summer School Program | Three Exhibitions at The Prado

Posted in graduate students, opportunities by Editor on May 9, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Escuela de Verano: Tres exposiciones temporales en el Prado, Concepción y organización
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 8–10 July 2019

Applications due by 24 May 2019

La Escuela de Verano del Museo del Prado es una nueva iniciativa académica de la Escuela del Prado cuyo objetivo principal es abarcar aquellos aspectos de la formación de jóvenes historiadores del arte, futuros conservadores y gestores de museos que las Universidades no pueden cubrir con su programación y que solo se pueden abordar desde una institución como el Prado. Los cursos profundizarán en diversos temas relacionados con el Museo del Prado, sus colecciones, la museografía y la museología, y en distintos aspectos relativos a la gestión de esta gran institución museística, desde la investigación a la exposición de obras de arte o a la conservación de sus colecciones.

Coincidiendo con el Bicentenario del Museo y partiendo de tres de las grandes exposiciones temporales organizadas por el Prado en 2019: Fra Angelico y los inicios del Renacimiento en Florencia; Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Miradas afines; y Solo la voluntad me sobra. Dibujos de Goya, el objetivo de esta edición de la Escuela de Verano es acercar a los alumnos al proceso de creación de una exposición desde el momento mismo de su concepción. Esta edición de la Escuela estará dirigida por José Manuel Matilla (Jefe del Área de Dibujos y Estampas del MNP ) y Alejandro Vergara (Jefe del Área de Pintura Flamenca y Escuelas del Norte (hasta 1700) del MNP ). Los alumnos tendrán la oportunidad de recibir la información directamente de los profesionales de distintas disciplinas involucrados en el proceso de una exposición –diseñadores, restauradores, coordinadores de exposición, …- y de poder aprender a través del contacto directo con las obras de arte. El reducido número de alumnos permitirá un contacto directo con el claustro de profesores, y a la vez lograr una participación activa en un ambiente dinámico de recíproca colaboración entre profesores y alumnos.

La Escuela de Verano se desarrollará durante tres días consecutivos, en sesiones que combinarán clases teóricas y clases prácticas que consistirán en visitas a diversos espacios del Museo del Prado como las Salas de Exposiciones Temporales y Permanente, los Talleres de Restauración y los Almacenes de obras de arte, o el Gabinete de Dibujos y Estampas, entre otros.

La Escuela de Verano es una actividad gratuita gracias a la colaboración de la Fundación Banco Sabadell. El plazo de inscripción es de 30 de abril al 24 de mayo de 2019. El número máximo de alumnos admitidos en la Escuela de Verano será de 30 (en dos grupos de 15 participantes por grupo). Los aspirantes no deben superar los 30 años y deben estar en el último año del grado o ser estudiantes de postgrado. No se admitirán candidatos que posean una nota media inferior a notable en el grado. Consultas: escuela.prado@museodelprado.es.

Exhibition | Solo la voluntad me sobra: Drawings by Goya

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on May 9, 2019

Opening this fall at The Prado:

Solo la voluntad me sobra: Dibujos de Goya
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 19 November 2019 — 16 February 2020

Curated by José Manuel Matilla and Manuela Mena

This exhibition is the result of the research undertaken for the publication of a new catalogue raisonné of Goya’s drawings, as a result of the collaboration agreement signed in 2014 between the Fundación Botín and the Museo del Prado. Since the publication of Gassier’s catalogue in 1973 the number of drawings attributed to Goya has changed, giving rise to the need for a new catalogue raisonné which updates the enormous body of information accumulated over the course of two centuries of literature on this subject.

The exhibition will bring together more than 100 drawings by Goya from the Prado’s own collections and from public and private ones around the world. It will be presented as a chronological survey of his work that includes drawings from throughout his career, ranging from the Italian Sketchbook to the Bordeaux Albums. It will also offer an up-to-date vision of the ideas that recurrently appear in Goya’s work, revealing the ongoing and long-lasting relevance of his thinking. The exhibition is curated by José Manuel Matilla (Museo Nacional del Prado Senior Curator Drawings and Prints) and Manuela Mena (Museo del Prado Senior Curator Eighteenth-Century Painting).

Exhibition | The Master of Paper: Spanish Drawing Books

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on May 9, 2019

Opening this fall at The Prado:

The Master of Paper: Spanish Drawing Books of the 17th and 18th Centuries
El maestro de papel: Cartillas españolas para aprender a dibujar de los siglos XVII y XVIII
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 15 October 2019 — 2 February 2020

Curated by José Manuel Matilla and María Luisa Cuenca

This exhibition will place particular emphasis on Spanish drawing manuals of the 17th and 18th centuries, locating them in their international context. Although few in number they are particularly important, not just because they rapidly reflected this new tradition in art but also because they are notably from the outset for their distinctive Spanish and on occasions innovative character, as well as for the presence of unique elements that denote their national origin. Notable among Spanish artists in this field are Pedro de Villafranca y Malagón and prior to him, José de Ribera. Also notable are the manuals by José García Hidalgo, Friar Matías de Irala and José López Enguídanos.

The exhibition is curated by José Manuel Matilla, Museo Nacional del Prado Senior Curator Drawings and Prints and María Luisa Cuenca, Head of Library, Archive and Documentation Department at Museo Nacional del Prado.