Conference | Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 14, 2020

This weekend in Switzerland at the Vitromusée Romont (via ArtHist.net), in conjunction with the exhibition Reflets de Chine: Three Centuries of Chinese Glass Painting:

China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting
Vitromusée Romont, 14–16 February 2020

Organized by Francine Giese, Hans Bjarne Thomsen, and Elisa Ambrosio

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9.30  Welcome

9.45  Danielle Elisseeff (EHESS, Paris), Quelques remarques sur le concept d’hybridité

10.00  Transfer and Transmateriality
Chair: Francine Giese (Vitrocentre Romont)
• Jessica Lee Patterson (University of San Diego), Varieties of Replication in Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
• Patrick Conner (London), Figures of Westerners in Early Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
• Alina Martimyanova (University of Zurich), From Wooden Blocks to Glass: Regarding the Transfer of Vernacular Motives and Other Common Features of the Chinese New Year Prints and Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings
• Kee II Choi Jr. (University of Leiden), Originality among les arts du feu: Illusionistic Painting on Glass, Porcelain, and Copper in Early Modern Canton

12.30  Lunch break

14.00  Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in European Collections
Chair: Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich)
• Rosalien van der Poel (University of Leiden), 18th-Century Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in a Dutch Collection: Art and Commodity
• Patricia Ferguson (London), Reflecting Asia: The Reception of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in Britain in the 18th Century
• Michaela Pejčochová (National Gallery Prague), ‘In all of Beijing, there are no more than four paintings on glass that would fall within our consideration’: European Collecting of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in the Inter-war Period and Its Contexts

15.30  Coffee break

16.00  Guided tour of the exhibition Reflets de Chine: Three Centuries of Chinese Glass Painting

17.30  Keynote Lecture
Chair: Danielle Elisseeff (EHESS, Paris)
• Thierry Audric (Vitrocentre Romont), Brève histoire de la peinture sous verre chinoise

18.30  Reception

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9.00  Beyond China
Chair: Elisa Ambrosio (Vitrocentre Romont)
• Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich), Japanese Reverse Glass Painting: The Other East Asian Tradition
• William Hsingyo Ma (College of Art, Louisiana State University), Guangzhou-made Reverse Glass Paintings in Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam
• Karina Corrigan (Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), From Oudh to Guangzhou: Tilly Kettle’s Portrait of Shuja-ud-Daula in Cantonese Reverse Glass Painting
• Catherine Raymond (Northern Illinois University), Reverse Glass Paintings in Mainland Southeast Asia and the Key Role of the Chinese Diaspora
• Jérôme Samuel (Inalco-Case, Paris), China and Its South: Chinese Ladies on Glass in 19th- and 20th-Century Java

12.00  Lunch break

13.30  Workshops and Techniques
Chair: Sophie Wolf (Vitrocentre Romont)
• Charlotte Pageot (ERIMIT- Université Rennes 2), Jean-Denis Attiret’s Reverse Glass Paintings at Qianlong Court Workshop
• Jan van Campen (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Glass Paintings in the Collection of Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest (1739–1801)
• Rupprecht Mayer (Germany), Painting Styles in 19th- and 20th-Century Chinese Glass Pictures: A First Approach
• Simon Steger (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin), Spectroscopic Analysis of Colourants and Binders of Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings: Tracing a Cultural Dialogue

15.30  Coffee break

16.00  Translucidity
Chair: Alina Martimyanova (University of Zurich)
• Lihong Liu (University of Rochester), From Virtuosity to Vernacularism: Reversals of Glass Paintings
• Christopher Maxwell (Corning Museum of Glass), People in Glass Houses: Plate Glass and Politeness in 18th-Century Britain

17.00  Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zurich), Closing Remarks

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Optional morning with tours of the Vitromusée Romont and local historical sites of the town of Romont: Collégiale and Fille-Dieu.