Conference | Networks and Practices of Connoisseurship

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 22, 2022

From ArtHist.net:

Networks and Practices of Connoisseurship in the Global 18th Century
Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, 2–4 June 2022

Organized by Valérie Kobi and Kristel Smentek

A collaboration between faculty from the Art History Department at Universität Hamburg and the History, Theory, and Criticism Program of the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

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

3.00  Welcome and Introduction
• Valérie Kobi and Kristel Smentek

3.30  Panel 1: Networks
• Maureen Cassidy-Geiger (Independent Scholar), ‘Tout Rome veut vendre’: Raymond LePlat, King August the Strong, and the Sale of the Gualtieri Collection in Rome, 1728–1729
• Émilie Roffidal (CNRS, Laboratoire FRAMESPA-UMR5136, Toulouse), The Connoisseurship Practices of the ‘Levantines’ of Marseille, or When Trade Meets Art
• Mrinalini Sil (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Jean Baptiste Gentil’s Album of Peintures Orientales: A Study in the Visual Nodes and Aesthetic Modes of Firangee Paintings in 18th-Century India

5.00  Coffee Break

5.30  Discussion

7.00  Keynote Lecture
• Charlotte Guichard (École Nationale Supérieure, Paris), Connoisseurship at Large: Art and Expertise in Global Cities in the Eighteenth Century

F R I D A Y ,  3  J U N E  2 0 2 2

10.00  Panel 2: Transmission
• Friederike Weis (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin), The Appropriation of Mughal Albums by European Collectors in India
• Caitlin E. Karyadi (Princeton University), A Collision of Signifiers: Chinese Painting, Criticism, and the Contours of Canonical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan
• Maria Gabriella Matarazzo (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), Vicente Victoria and the Problem of the Origin of Printmaking between Europe and China

11.30  Coffee Break

12.00  Discussion

Lunch Break

2.00  Panel 3: Practices
• Gabriel Batalla (Université de Bourgogne), The Practice of Drawing as a Connoisseurship Tool in 18th-Century Europe
• Julia Kloss-Weber (Universität Hamburg), Fragonard’s Pendants for the Marquis de Véri: A Painted Narrative of Modern French Painting as Result of Transcultural Negotiations

3.00  Coffee Break

3.30  Discussion

S A T U R D A  Y ,  4  J U N E  2 0 2 2

10.00  Panel 4: Appropriation
• Domenico Pino (University College London), Breaking Grounds: Print Connoisseurship and Resurfacing Antiquities in Naples
• Kit Brooks (National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution), Treasured Textures: Japanese Still Life Surimono as Artefacts of 18th-Century Treasure Gatherings
• Michele Matteini (New York University), Western Painting Inside Out: Pak Chiwon and the Connoisseurship of Western Painting in 18th-Century East Asia

11.30  Coffee Break

12.00  Discussion

Contact and Information
Valérie Kobi, valerie.kobi@uni-hamburg.de
Kristel Smentek, smentek@mit.edu

With thanks to our sponsors:
Universität Hamburg
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung

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