Conference | Baroque to Neo-Baroque

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 23, 2019

From the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz:

Baroque to Neo-Baroque: Curves of an Art Historical Concept
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Florence, 3–5 June 2019

Organized by Estelle Lingo and Lorenzo Pericolo with Alessandro Nova and Tristan Weddigen

In recent decades there has been a notable revival of scholarly discourse on the baroque. The term ‘baroque’ emerged in the mid-eighteenth century as a pejorative designation for the dominant style of European art produced from c. 1600 to c. 1750. The critical valences the term possessed from the outset have endowed the ‘baroque’ with an afterlife in art history quite distinct from that of the Renaissance and one that it is now particularly timely to interrogate. This conference will bring together eminent and emerging scholars of seventeenth-century European art, colonial Latin American art, and modern and contemporary art to discuss and reassess the ‘baroque’ and the ways in which this concept is currently in play across these diverse subfields. Free admission until capacity is reached.

A cooperation of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut and the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte

M O N D A Y ,  3  J U N E  2 0 1 9

15:00  Welcome and Introduction by Estelle Lingo, Lorenzo Pericolo, Alessandro Nova, and Tristan Weddigen

15:30  Keynote Address
• Alina Payne (Harvard University and Villa I Tatti)

16:50  The Formation of a Concept
Chair: Estelle Lingo
• Evonne Levy (University of Toronto), ‘Baroque’: Mnemosyne Atlas
• Brigid Doherty, Princeton University), ‘Das direkte Herauskommen aus dem Bilde, das Losgehen auf den Beschauer’: Wölfflin, Benjamin, and the Possibility of a ‘Neo-Baroque’ Sistine Madonna in Reproduction

T U E S D A Y ,  4  J U N E  2 0 1 9

10:00  The European Baroque
Chair: Alessandro Nova
• Lorenzo Pericolo (University of Warwick), The Baroque Body as a Stylistic Paradox
• Celeste Brusati (University of Michigan), Painting Naturally in the Netherlands
• Estelle Lingo (University of Washington), Baroque Visuality between Perspective and the Photograph

15:00  The Colonial Baroque
Chair: Lorenzo Pericolo
• Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University), Baroque Classicism and Institutional Architecture in the Early Modern Spanish Empire
• Aaron Hyman (Johns Hopkins University), Toward a Notion of (Global, Colonial) Baroque Form
• Fernando Loffredo (New York University and The Cooper Union), The Baroque as National Identity: Aleijadinho in the Brazilian Cultural Imaginary

18:00  The Neo-Baroque
Chair: Tristan Weddigen
• Laura Moure Cecchini (Colgate University), Italian Fascism and the Baroque: Appropriation and Invention between 1922 and 1945

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

9:30  The Neo-Baroque (continued)
Chair: Tristan Weddigen
• Amy Buono (Chapman University), Hidden Dreams of the Brazilian Baroque
• Jens Baumgarten (Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo), Invention of the Baroque and Discourses of the Neo-Baroque: Politics and Religion in Brazil and the Philippines
• Peter Krieger (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Contemporary Neo-Baroque Architecture and Neo-Colonial Ideology: The Mexican Case

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