Online Conference | Buying Art and Antiquities in 18th-Century Italy

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on October 17, 2021

From the conference program:

Buying Art and Antiquities in Eighteenth-Century Italy
La compra de arte y antigüedades en la Italia del siglo XVIII
Online, UNED, Madrid, 4, 11, 18, 23 November and 2 December 2021

Organized by Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira and David Ojeda Nogales

Jean-François Sablet, In the Antiquities Shop, Rome, 1788 (Private Collection)

The third meeting of the international conference series Transnational Relations and the Arts will address the issue of art and antiquities markets in eighteenth century. With the Grand Tour at its peak, men from all over Europe and beyond flooded into the cities of Italy, mainly Rome but also Naples, Venice, and Florence. These grand tourists fed an already flourishing art market and were also active agents of the spread of ancient marbles and vases, Old Master paintings, ancient coins, and medals back to their homelands, not to mention the diffusion of an international ‘buon gusto’ among the middling and upper classes. For virtual access via Zoom, please email dojeda@geo.uned.es and diezdelcorral@geo.uned.es. The conference is also available for streaming (without registration) here.

This conference is part of the results of the I+D+i project (PID2020-117326GB-I00), FAKE- La perdurabilidad del engaño: Falsificación de Antigüedades en la Roma del siglo XVIII, and the Ramón y Cajal research Project (2017-22131), Academias artísticas, diplomacia e identidad de España y Portugal en la Roma de la primera mitad del siglo XVIII, both funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

First Session — Agents and Art Markets
4 November 2021, 15.00 (Madrid Time)

• Sascha Kansteiner (Curator of Greek and Roman sculpture, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden), Cavaceppi: Sculptor, Restorer, Dealer, Publisher, and Forger
• Jeffrey Laird Collins (Professor of Art History and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center, New York), The Pope, the Curator, the Milord, and his Dealer: Rome’s Red-Hot Antiquities Market in Theory and in Practice.
• Heiner Krellig (Independent Scholar, Venice and Berlin), Preliminary Notes for a History of the Art Market in Eighteenth-Century Venice
• Paola D’Alconzo (Universidad de Nápoles Federico II), Il mercato di antichità nel Regno di Napoli nel XVIII secolo: quadro normativo e alcuni casi esemplari
• Alexandre Vico Martori (Universidad de Gerona), ‘Quattro quadri dipinti per il traverso dipinti in tavola’: El redescubrimiento de Sandro Botticelli y la adquisición de las spalliere del Palazzo Pucci

Second Session — Agents and Art Markets, part 2
11 November 2021, 15.00 (Madrid Time)

• Paweł Gołyźniak (Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University), Philipp von Stosch (1691–1757) and His Dominant Position in Terms of Trade, Collecting, and Research of Engraved Gems in Eighteenth-Century Italy
• Tara Zanardi (Hunter College of the City University of New York), Isabel de Farnesio, Filippo Juvarra, and the Modern Interior at La Granja
• Mercedes Simal (Unversidad de Jaén), Troiano Acquaviva y el mercado artístico romano: un agente al servicio de los reyes de España y Nápoles
• Elena Dmitrieva (Department of the Classical Antiquities, The State Hermitage Museum), Russian Buyers of Antique and Modern Gems in the Italian Art Market in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
• Odile Boubakeur (Ecole du Louvre / Université Paris-Saclay), ‘Italy, Garden of the World’…or ‘jardin à l’anglaise’? British Supremacy on the Italian Antique Art Market through the Eighteenth Century

Third Session — Collectors and Their Collections
18 November 2021, 15.00 (Madrid Time)

• Tracy L. Ehrlich (Associate Teaching Professor, Parsons School of Design / The New School, New York), Alessandro Albani and European Practices of Collecting and Display in the Era of the Grand Tour
• Fabrizio Federici (Independent Scholar), Dispersing a Collection in Eighteenth-Century Italy: The Paintings and Statues of the Cybo Malaspina Family
• John E. Davies (FRHistS, former County Archivist Carmarthenshire Archive Service, independent scholar), An Examination of the Art Collecting of the First Baron Cawdor
• Theresa Kutasz Christensen (Exhibitions Researcher, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Baltimore Museum of Art), The King is Dead, Long Live the King’s Things: The Transformation of Private Pleasures into Public Propaganda in Gustav III of Sweden’s Museum of Antiquities
• Alexander V. Kruglov (Independent Scholar, New York), The Russian Grand Tour: Sculptures Purchased by Count and Countess of the North in Rome in 1782

Fourth Session — Collectors and Collections
23 November 2021, 15.00 (Madrid Time)

• Daniela Roberts (Assistant Professor, Institute of Art History, University of Würzburg), Grand Tour Pickings: Antiquities for Georgian Gothic Houses
• Maureen Cassidy-Geiger (Independent Scholar), Bringing Rome Home: Souvenirs and Gifts for Crown Prince Friedrich Christian of Saxony/Poland during His Sojourn in the Eternal City, 1738–39
• José Antonio Vigara Zafra (UNED), El Grand Tour del VI conde de Fernán Núñez: un ejemplo de cultura cortesana en la Europa de la Ilustración
• Domenico Pino (University College London), Gems Never Seen Before: William Hamilton, Vesuvius, and the Rising Taste for Precious Marble in Europe, c. 1770
• Ginevra Odone (Université de Lorraine / La Sapienza Università di Roma / Society for the History of Collecting, Italian Chapter), From Rome to London: Expertise, Dealer, and Buyer for Two Antique Hands

Fifth Session — Works of Art
2 December 2021, 15.00 (Madrid Time)

• Max Kunze (Professor at the University of Mannheim), Winckelmann and the Venus Menophantus or Emphatic Aspects of Restored Sculptures in the Eighteenth Century
• Alexis R. Culotta (Professor of Practice, Tulane University), Commemorating Italy?: The Walpole and Brand Cabinets as Grand Tour Souvenirs of Elsewhere
• David Ojeda (UNED), Forgeries in the Eighteenth Century and Classical Art: A Methodological Conundrum
• Julio C. Ruiz (Universidad Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona), Sobre un torso masculino con indumentaria militar en el Museo del Prado
• Lorenzo Ebanista (Independent Scholar), La felloplastica napoletana nel XVIII secolo tra scenografie presepiali, souvenirs del Grand Tour e rappresentazioni naturalistiche
• Eliška Petřeková (Masaryk University Brno), Between a Souvenir and Archeological Documentation: The Cork Model of the Paestum Temple in the Chancellor Metternich‘s Collection

New Book | Nicolas Party: Pastel

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on October 17, 2021

The catalogue for the exhibition is now available:

Nicolas Party, ed., Pastel (New York: The FLAG Art Foundation, 2021), 216 pages, ISBN: ‎978-1949172522, $50. Contributions by Nicolas Party and Dodie Kazanjian; conversation with artists Louis Fratino, Loie Hollowell, Billy Sullivan, Robin F. Williams, moderated by FLAG Founder Glenn Fuhrman; essay by Melissa Hyde, “‘Dust From a Butterfly’s Wing’: The Gentle Art of Pastel, A Short History.”

In 2019, Nicolas Party transformed The FLAG Art Foundation in New York into a rose-colored stage set for a suite of soft pastel, Rococo-inspired murals that serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of pastels from the 18th century to the present. Pastel commemorates the exhibition, its celebration of the pastel medium, and the range of contemporary artists who are giving new energy to this uniquely fragile medium. Artists in the exhibition included Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Louis Fratino, Marsden Hartley, Loie Hollowell, Julian Martin, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Billy Sullivan, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robin F. Williams.

Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) is an artist living and working in Brussels and New York. He earned a BA in Fine Art at the Lausanne School of Art in 2004 and an MA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2009. More information is available here.

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