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Conference | The Artistic Taste of Nations, 1550–1815

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 11, 2019

From the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:

The Artistic Taste of Nations: Contesting Geographies of European Art, 1550–1815
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 13–15 June 2019

Organized by Ingrid Vermeulen and Huigen Leeflang

The school of art is a fundamental art-historical concept. When it emerged in the early modern period, it was variously used to indicate academies, the style of art works and local, regional, or national taste. As such it gave rise to an artistic geography, which was debated in the context of academies, art literature, markets, and collections all over Europe. This conference aims to address the vitality as well as the pitfalls of the concept of school for the geography of European art.

T H U R S D A Y ,  1 3  J U N E  2 0 1 9

12.00  Registration

12.30  Welcome by Gert-Jan Burgers (director research institute CLUE+) and Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit)

13.00  Academies of Art and Artistic Nations
Moderator: Arno Witte (KNIR Rome/ Universiteit van Amsterdam)
• Susanne Kubersky-Piredda (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte Rome), Notions of Nationhood and Artistic Identity in 17th-Century Rome
• Maria Onori (Sapienza Università di Roma), Spanish Artists and the Academies: Places of Belonging in the Second Half of the 17th Century in Rome
• Ludovica Cappelletti (Politecnico di Milano), Shaping Architecture: The Case of the Regia Accademia di Pittura, Scultura e Architettura in Mantua

14.45  Break

15.15  Drawings, Connoisseurship, and Geography
Moderator: Klazina Botke (Vrije Universiteit)
• Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò (Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’), Father Sebastiano Resta (1635–1714) and the Italian Schools of Design
• Federica Mancini (Musée du Louvre), Connoisseurship beyond Geography: Some Puzzling Drawings from Filippo Baldinucci’s Personal Collection
• Sarah W. Mallory (Harvard University), Arthur Pond’s Prints in Imitations of Drawings: Connoisseurship and the National School in Early 18th-Century Britain

17.00  Drinks reception

F R I D A Y ,  1 4  J U N E  2 0 1 9

9.00  Registration

9.30  The Taste and Genius of Nations
Moderator: Marije Osnabrugge (Université de Genève)
• Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit), The ‘Taste of Nations’: Roger de Piles’s Diplomatic Views on European Art
• Pascal Griener (Université de Neuchâtel), How Do Great Geniuses Appear in a Nation? A Historiographical Problem for the Enlightenment Period

10.40  Break

11.10  Print Collecting and School Formation
Moderator: Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum)
• Gaëtane Maës (Université de Lille), Between Theory and Practice: Dezallier d’Argenville’s Idea on Print Collections
• Véronique Meyer (Université de Poitiers), Des Notices générales au Manuel du Curieux: Michael Huber et l’Ecole française de gravure (From Notices Générales to Manuel du Curieux: Michael Huber and the French School of Printmaking)
• Stephan Brakensiek (Universität Trier), Chronology and School: Questioning Two Competing Criteria for the Classification of Graphic Collections around 1800

13.00  Lunch break

14.00  Transnational Identities
Moderator: TBA
• Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz), Towards the Construction of an Italian School: The Transformative Power of Place in Bellori’s Lives
• Marije Osnabrugge (Université de Genève), Claimed by All or Too Elusive to Include: The Place of Mobile Artists in Artist Biographies and the Local Canon
• Ewa Manikowska (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw), The Galeriewerk and the Self-Fashioning of Artists at the Dresden Court

15.45  Break

16.15  Practices of Classification
Moderator: Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit)
• Everhard Korthals Altes (Technische Universiteit Delft), The Dutch and Flemish Schools of Painting in 18th-Century Art Literature, Auction Catalogues, and Collections: Together or Apart?
• Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum), Pieter Cornelis van Leyden’s Collections of Prints and Paintings: Content, Organization, and Schools
• Irina Emelianova (Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Ch), «In the school of the Netherlands I joined two schools, Flemish and Holandaise, I even added some German painters»: The Problem of European Artistic Schools in the Context of the Russian Enlightenment

18.30  Conference dinner for speakers and moderators at the Botanical Gardens, Vrije Universiteit

S A T U R D A Y ,  1 5  J U N E  2 0 1 9

9.00  Registration

9.30  Schools Going Public: The Picture Gallery
Moderator: Everhard Korthals Altes (Technische Universiteit Delft)
• Cécilia Hurley (École du Louvre/ Université de Neuchâtel), In Search of a Higher Order: The Organisation of the Munich Hofgartengalerie at the End of the 18th Century
• Christine Godfroy-Gallardo (HICSA Université Paris I – Sorbonne), An Organisation by Schools Considered Too Commercial for the Newly Founded Louvre Museum
• Pier Paolo Racioppi (Fondazione IES Abroad Italy Rome), The ‘Louvre Effect’: The New Arrangement of the Vatican Pinacoteca and Guattani’s Catalogue I più celebri quadri delle diverse scuole italiane (1820)

11.15  Break

11.30  Panel discussion and closing remarks

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