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Conference | Art and Power, the Power of Art, Part III

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on December 4, 2018

From H-ArtHist:

Art et pouvoir, le pouvoir de l’art, III
Le séminaire annuel de l’équipe Histara
, EA 7347, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)

Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris, 5 December 2018

P R O G R A M M E

9.30  Sabine Frommel (EPHE) Introduction

9.45  Matin
Présidence: Rachel Lauthelier-Mourier (EPHE)
• Emilie d’Orgeix (EPHE), Dessiner le vide: Vues de villes et matérialisation du pouvoir, XVIIe–XVIIIe siècles
• Marina Viallon (EPHE), Les tournois à la cour de France à la Renaissance

11.15  Pause café

11.30  Matin
Présidence: Rachel Lauthelier-Mourier (EPHE)
• Kristina Deutsch (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Le décor du pouvoir entre la France et l’Allemagne vers 1700: Le pavillon des bains du château de Nymphenburg à Munich
• Jean-Michel Leniaud (EPHE), Les peintures de Delacroix à la bibliothèque du Sénat

13.00  Pause déjeuner

14.15  Après-midi
Présidence: Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE)
• Rachel Lauthelier-Mourier (EPHE), Les monarchies de l’âge classique confrontées au dévoilement du site de Persépolis et à l’obsédante question de la décadence
• Emmanuel de Waresquiel (EPHE), La prise de la Bastille et les métamorphoses de la liberté, 1789–1830
• Barbara von Orelli (Université de Zurich), Le préventorium Le Rosaire à Les Sciernes-d’Albeuve (Suisse): Un monument Art déco entre législation, administration et philanthropie

16.30  Pause café

16.45  Après-midi
Présidence: Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE)
• Florence Descamps (EPHE), Bercy. Décors ministériels
• Agnès Callu (CNRS), Domination(s): Histoire politique des commandes aux artistes, de 1980 à nos jours
• Jean-Miguel Pire (EPHE), L’histoire de l’art dans le débat public: Une ‘discipline active dans la cité’ (Chastel)?

19.00  Fin des travaux

Conference | Discovering Dalmatia IV

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 22, 2018

From H-ArtHist, with lots more information available from the conference programme:

Discovering Dalmatia IV
Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fisković Centre, Split, Croatia, 22–24 November 2018

The Discovering Dalmatia conference, to be held from 22 to 24 November 2018 at the Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fiskovic Centre in Split, is the fourth installment related to our interdisciplinary project Dalmatia: A Destination of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th Century. This year, alongside the traditional papers dedicated to the integration of knowledge about Dalmatia’s historical urban landscape, based on the travel writing of artists and scientists who visited it over the course of their travels, we would like to open the conference to another group of themes.

We have been inspired by the Institute’s new project, The Vocabulary of Classical Architecture, which is supported by the Croatian Science Foundation and conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, to dedicate a part of the conference to researching variations in terminology relating to historical architectural forms in Dalmatia. In addition, this year’s programme includes the presentation of two extensive garden-related projects focused on two incredibly important Croatian sites. One is dedicated to the gardens of the Benedictine Monastery and Maximilian’s summer residence on the island of Lokrum, across from Dubrovnik. These gardens form part of the city of Dubrovnik, which is itself on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The second study, meanwhile, gave rise to the extraordinary restoration project of the classicist garden of the Garagnin-Fanfogna family, on the mainland side of Trogir, right beside the historical walls of this Romanesque-Gothic town, which is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Scientific Committee
Josko Belamaric (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Katrina O’Loughlin (ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions UWA)
Ana Sverko (Institute of Art History – Cvito Fisković Centre Split)
Colin Thom (The Bartlett School of Architecture, London)
Elke Katharina Wittich (Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, AMD Hamburg)

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9.30  Registration and introduction

10.00  Morning Session
Moderators: Josko Belamaric and Sinisa Runjaic
• Antonia Tomic, The Adoption and Transformation of the Meaning of Ancient Architectural Terminology during the Expansion of Christianity
• Antonia Vodanovic, The Pentagram in the Context of the Traditional Architecture of the Makarska Coast
• Jasenka Gudelj and Petar Strunje, The Eastern Adriatic Coast and the Architectural Vocabulary of the Renaissance
• Croatian Glossary of Classical Architecture (KLAS)

12.00  Internal KLAS workshop / Visit to the Ethnographic Museum

14.30  Break

17.00  Afternoon Session
• Mara Maric, Gardens of the island Lokrum during the Habsburgs
• Ivan Vigjen, An Overview of the Current Research on the Benedictine Monastery and Maximilian’s Residences on Lokrum, 1986–2018
• Igor Belamaric and Ana Sverko, The Restoration of the Garagnin-Fanfogna Park in Trogir

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10.00  Morning Session
Moderators: Danko Zelic and Sanja Zaja Vrbica
• Sarah Rengel, Writing the ‘Inner Lives’ of the East: Encounters between Women in the Work of Female Travel Writers
• Elke Katharina Wittich, Stones and Costumes: Subjects of Interest in Alberto Fortis‘s Viaggio in Dalmazia
• Colin Thom, ‘This Knotty Business’: The Making of Robert Adam’s Spalatro (1764) Revealed in the Adam Brothers’ Grand Tour Letters

11.45  Break

14.00  Afternoon Session
Moderators: Ana Sverko and Colin Thom
• Sanja Zaja Vrbica, Highlands and Islands of the Adriatic: Dubrovnik in Andrew Archibald Paton’s 1849 Text
• Josip Belamaric, Jean Baptiste Van Moer (1819–1884), Images of the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace
• Hrvoje Grzina, 19th-Century Dalmatia Inverted in Camera: Photographic Glass Plate Negatives by Franz Thiard de Laforest

16.00  Tour of Diocletian’s Palace

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10.00  Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts

12.00  Closing Reception

Conference | The Roman Art World in the 18th Century

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 21, 2018

From the conference flyer:

The Roman Art World in the 18th Century and the Birth of the Art Academy in Britain
British School at Rome and the Accademia di San Luca, Rome, 10–11 December 2018

Organized by Adriano Aymonino, Carolina Brook, Gian Paolo Consoli, and Thomas Leo-True

This two-day conference focuses on the role of the Roman pedagogical model in the formation of British art and institutions in the long 18th century.

Even as Paris progressively dominated the modern art world during the 18th century, Rome retained its status as the ‘academy’ of Europe, attracting a vibrant international community of artists and architects. Their exposure to the Antique and the Renaissance masters was supported by a complex pedagogical system. The network of the Accademia di San Luca, the Académie de France à Rome, the Capitoline Accademia del Nudo, the Concorsi Clementini, and numerous studios and offices, provided a complete theoretical and educational model for a British art world still striving to create its own modern system for the arts. Reverberations from the Roman academy were felt back in Britain through a series of initiatives culminating in the foundation of the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1768, which officially sanctioned and affirmed the Roman model.

This conference addresses the process of intellectual migration, adaptation and reinterpretation of academic, theoretical and pedagogical principles from Rome to 18th-century Britain. It responds to the rise of intellectual history, building on prevalent trends in the genealogy of knowledge and the history of disciplines, as well as the exchange of ideas translated across cultural borders. The conference concludes a series of events celebrating the 250th anniversary of the 1768 foundation of London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

It is also part of a series of conferences and exhibitions focusing on the role of the Accademia di San Luca in the spread of the academic ideal in Europe and beyond, inaugurated in 2016 with an exhibition and conference on the relationship between Rome and the French academies, held at the Accademia di San Luca and at the Académie de France à Rome.

For additional information, please write to adriano.aymonino@buckingham.ac.uk or events@bsrome.it.

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British School at Rome, Before the Royal Academy of Arts

9:45  Registration

10:00  Welcome: Stephen Milner (Director, BSR), Adriano Aymonino, Carolina Brook

10:35  Eleonora Pistis (Columbia University, New York), Visible and invisible Rome: British architectural education in the early eighteenth century and the Oxford Circle

11:10  Coffee break

11:45  Barbara Tetti (Sapienza Università di Roma), Roman influence on the development of the British academies: James Gibbs’ contribution

12:20  Ilaria Renna (Sapienza Università di Roma), La collezione di disegni dei Clerk of Penicuik e la School of St Luke di Edinburgo: Modelli classicisti romani in Scozia

13:00  Lunch break

14:30  Jason M. Kelly (Indiana University), The Dilettanti, art pedagogy, and Roman models for an art academy in London

15:05  Clare Hornsby (Independent Scholar, London), The role of the Society of Antiquaries as an ‘academy of classical taste’ in mid eighteenth-century London

15:45  Tea break

16:15  Alessandro Spila (Sapienza Università di Roma), L’Accademia delle Romane Antichità di Benedetto XIV e la Society of Antiquaries. Antiquaria istituzionale e dibattito architettonico fra Roma e Londra alla metà del XVIII secolo

16:50  Helen McCormak (University of Glasgow), Northern Italian painting and naturalism: Robert Strange, William Hunter, and the Royal Academy of Arts

17:25  Keynote by Robin Simon (University College London), Before the Royal Academy of Arts: The long search for an academy of arts in Britain

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Accademia di San Luca, The Royal Academy of Arts and Beyond

9:30  Registration

9:45  Welcome by Francesco Moschini (Segretario Generale, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca)

10:00  Katherine McHale (University of St Andrews), ‘The Truest Model of Grace’: Giovanni Battista Cipriani in London academies

10:35  Flaminia Conti (Sapienza Università di Roma), Giovanni Battista Cipriani e Agostino Carlini: Classicismo e tradizione accademica italiana presso la Royal Academy of Arts

11:10  Coffee break

11:45  Donato Esposito (Independent Scholar, London), Building a canon: Roman Baroque art, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and the Royal Academy of Arts

12:20  Elena Carrelli (Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, Naples), British painters in Italy and the Royal Academy of Arts: Landscape painting between academic practice and scientific empiricism

13:00  Lunch break

14:30  Martin Postle (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London), Assembling the Antique: The role of the classical cast in the pedagogy of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1769 to 1780

15:05  Susanna Pasquali (Sapienza Università di Roma), Crosscurrents: Exchanges between British and Italian architects, 1757–1796

15:45  Final discussion

16:15  Tea break

16:50  Tour of the exhibition Roma-Londra: Scambi, modelli e temi tra l’Accademia di San Luca e la cultura artistica britannica tra XVIII e XIX secolo at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca

18:00  Concert, ContempoArtEnsemble in quartetto plays Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Naxos Quartet No. 7, Metafore sul Borromini for String Quartet

Colloquium | Between Belief and Iconoclasm: Sacred Space in France

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 11, 2018

From H-ArtHist:

Entre croyance aux miracles et iconoclasme: L’espace sacré en France au XVIIIe siècle
Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris, 3–4 December 2018

Ce colloque se propose d’interroger les témoignages, les expériences religieuses et les transformations esthétiques de l’espace sacré au siècle des Lumières. Dans le contexte d’un débat caractérisé par la critique de l’Église et de l’absolutisme, l’athéisme et la démystification de la religion, mais aussi par la recherche d’une réactualisation crédible du spirituel, les conceptions (syn)esthétiques de l’espace sacré revêtent une pertinence toute particulière. L’art se révèle ici à la fois matrice, sismographe et instrument agissant. Dans quelle mesure l’église du XVIIIe siècle doit-elle être appréhendée non seulement comme un lieu sacré, mais aussi comme un endroit fréquenté par les croyants et les touristes, par les clercs et les artistes, par la noblesse et la bourgeoisie, par les hommes et les femmes, et vécu tout autant comme espace social qu’esthétique ou émotionnel ? Comment expliquer la sécularisation fondamentale, le décloisonnement puis la réactualisation du culte qui s’est opérée dans l’espace sacré entre la mort de Louis XIV et la Révolution française ? Ces questions, au cœur de cette rencontre, seront abordées dans une perspective intermédiale et transdisciplinaire.

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14.45  Begrüßung, Thomas Kirchner (Direktor des DFK Paris)

15.00  Introduction, Markus Castor (DFK Paris), Martin Schieder (Universität Leipzig), und Wiebke Windorf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

15.15  1. L’espace sacré comme lieu public
Moderation: Markus Castor (DFK Paris)
• Guillaume Kazerouni (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes), Les aléas des dispersions révolutionnaires: Questions autour du décor de la salle du chapitre du prieuré Saint-Martin-des-Champs
• Martin Schieder (Universität Leipzig), «Un salon continuellement ouvert aux étrangers & aux curieux»: La mise en scène de la peinture religieuse au XVIIIe siècle
• Hannah Williams (Queen Mary University of London), Du salon à l’autel: Peindre les saints dans le Paris des Lumières
• Émilie Chedeville (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Partage de la Grâce et esthétique de la communion: Les embellissements de Saint-Jean-en-Grève, paroisse janséniste du XVIIIe siècle

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9.30  2. Sculpture et espace sacré
Moderation: Wiebke Windorf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
• Hans Körner (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Edme Bouchardons Silbermadonna für Saint-Sulpice: Materialwert, Kunstwert und religiöses Prestige
• Étienne Jollet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Les limites du sacré: Des colosses dans et devant Notre-Dame de Paris au XVIIIe siècle
• Julie Laval (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Die Evidenz des Sakralen: Die Glorie als Vermittlungsmöglichkeit von Transzendenz im französischen 18. Jahrhundert
• Cécilie Champy-Vinas (Petit Palais, Paris), Perpétuer la mémoire d’un individu exemplaire: Le tombeau de Mignard et le monument au cardinal de Fleury par Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne

12.45  Pause déjeuner

14.15  3. Transformations de l’espace sacré
Moderation: Martin Schieder (Universität Leipzig)
• Wiebke Windorf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Zwischen Modernisierung und Reaktualisierung des Kultes im 18. Jahrhundert: Das Martyrium des Hl. Savinianus und der Kardinal de Luynes in Sens
• Markus Castor (DFK Paris), «Grand goût» pour le gothique – illuminer Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois
• Emmanuel Lacam (École nationale des chartes; Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, Amiens), Les mutations d’un espace sacré en Révolution: l’église Saint-Eustache à Paris, 1789–1804
• Sébastien Bontemps (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon), Vers une révolution des espaces? De l’Église catholique au temple de la Raison
• Philipp Stenzig (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Le pèlerinage de Port-Royal – créer un espace sacré virtuel

18.00  Conclusion

Konzept und Organisation
Markus A. Castor (DFK Paris), mcastor@dfk-paris.org
Martin Schieder (Universität Leipzig), schieder@uni-leipzig.de
Wiebke Windorf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), windorf@phil.hhu.de

Conference | Moving Landscapes: Gardens

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 9, 2018

From The Huntington:

Moving Landscapes: Gardens and Gardening in the Transatlantic World, 1670–1830
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, 7–8 December 2018

Both as physical locations and as fantasies of selfhood, gardens always speak of where and how we see ourselves in the world. Focusing on the imagination and creation of gardens in the disparate geographies of 18th-century Europe, the Caribbean, and North America, this conference explores transatlantic ideas of nation, location, and self, and asks how the experience of gardens might be shared across nations, oceans, and cultures.

Funding provided by The Huntington’s William French Smith Endowment and The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute

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8:30  Registration and coffee

9:30  Welcome by Steve Hindle (The Huntington) and opening remarks by Stephen Bending (University of Southampton)

Session 1 | Making Places in the Atlantic World
Moderator: Stephen Bending
• John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania), Raising the Veils of Isis, Then What?
• Tom Williamson (University of East Anglia), Production, Power and the Natural: Explaining the Differences between English and American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Curatorial tours of the botanical collections

3:00  Session 2 | New World Landscapes and Transatlantic Imaginings
Moderator: Jennifer Milam (University of Melbourne)
• Therese O’Malley (NGA CASVA, Washington, D.C.), The Garden in the Wilderness
• Joseph Manca (Rice University), The Human Presence in George Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon

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9:00  Registration and coffee

9:30  Session 3 | Planting the Transatlantic Garden
Moderator: Stephen Bending
• Finola O’Kane Crimmins (University College Dublin), Improving the Atlantic World: Transatlantic Tourists and their Landscape Designs, Comparisons and Route
• Elizabeth Hyde (Kean University), A Reciprocal Exchange of the Productions of Nature: Plants and Place in France and America

11:00  Session 4 | Transatlantic Designs
Moderator: Jennifer Milam
• Emily Cooperman (ARCH Preservation Consulting), The Last Polish of a Refined Nation: Philadelphia and Garden Art in the Atlantic World
• Jonathan Finch (University of York), The Estate Landscape: A Transatlantic Dialogue

1:00  Lunch

2:00  Session 5 | Experiencing the Transatlantic Landscape
Moderator: Stephen Bending
• Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Landscape Vertigo
• Rachel Crawford (University of San Francisco), Fragmented Gardens

4:00  Roundtable

4:30  Closing remarks by Jennifer Milam

Conference | HECAA at 25

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 1, 2018

Francisca Efigenia Meléndez y Durazzo, Portrait of a Girl, ca. 1795, tempera on ivory, 5 × 5 cm (Dallas: Meadows Museum, SMU, Museum Purchase with funds from The Meadows Foundation, MM.08.01.20)

Happening now at SMU!

Art and Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century: HECAA at 25
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1–4 November 201

Organized by Amy Freund

The Art History Department, its graduate program in the Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture (RASC/a), and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University are proud to announce the program for Art and Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century: HECAA at 25, a conference to be held 1–4 November 2018 in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture.

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9:00  Welcome and HECAA Business Meeting

10:15  Roundtable: The History of Studying Eighteenth-Century Art, the Belgium of Art History
Chair: Michael Yonan, (University of Missouri)
• Wendy Wassyng Roworth (University of Rhode Island)
• Malcolm Baker (University of California, Riverside)
• Heather McPherson (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
• Meredith Gamer (Columbia University)
• Kevin Chua (Texas Tech University)
• Sarah Betzer (University of Virginia)

1:15  Research Session: Apprehending the Spatial: Methods and Approaches
Chair: Christopher Drew Armstrong (University of Pittsburgh)
• Lauren Cannady (Clark Art Institute), The Garden in a Curiosity Cabinet
• Laurel O. Peterson (The Morgan Library & Museum), Making Spaces: Immersive Politics and the Murals at Chatsworth
• Stacey Sloboda (University of Massachusetts, Boston), St. Martin’s Lane: Neighborhood as Art World in Eighteenth-Century London

2:45  Coffee Break

3:00  Research Session: Carte Blanche
Chair: Denise Baxter (University of North Texas)
• Nina Dubin (University of Illinois at Chicago), Master of the World: Love and Other Inconstancies in Eighteenth-Century French Art
• Jessica Priebe (University of Sydney), Assembling Ambition: Leroy de Barde and the Reimagining of the Artist’s Museum in the Long Eighteenth Century
• Andrew Graciano (University of South Carolina), An Eighteenth-Century Electrical Machine and the Re-Identification of a Portrait Subject in the National Portrait Gallery, London

4:45  Buses Depart to Dallas Museum of Art

5:30  Cocktail Reception
Hosted by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas at Dallas

7:00  Keynote Address / Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture
Horchow Auditorium, DMA
• Melissa Hyde (University of Florida), Knowing Their Place? Women Artists in Eighteenth-Century France

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9:00  Research Session: People, Places, and Things in the Global Eighteenth Century
Chair: Nancy Um (Binghamton University)
• Elisabeth Fraser (University of South Florida), The Ottoman Costume Album as Agent of Contact in the Global Eighteenth Century
• Irene Choi (University of British Columbia), ‘The Principle of Things’: Materiality and Morality from Dutch Still Life to Korean Chaekgeori
• Dipti Khera (New York University), Connected, Yet Dispersed: Pictures, Places and Histories of Art, ca. 1700
• Dawn Odell (Lewis and Clark College), Chinese Art and a South Carolina Rice Plantation

10:45  Coffee Break

11:00  Roundtable: Innovation in Teaching, Advising, Exhibiting, and Curating
Chair: Amelia Rauser (Franklin & Marshall College)
• Lilit Sadoyan (J. Paul Getty Museum)
• Kelsey Brosnan (New Orleans Museum of Art)
• Wendy Bellion (University of Delaware)
• David Pullins (Frick Collection) )
• Amelia Rauser (Franklin & Marshall College)

12:30  Lunch

2:00  Research Session: Emerging Scholars 1
Chair: Christopher Johns (Vanderbilt University)
• Danielle Ezor (Southern Methodist University), A Restaurant at the Salon: Consuming Chardin’s Still Lifes
• Ashley Bruckbauer (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in Eighteenth-Century French Art
• Delanie Linden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Silver, Flesh, and Holy Water: Colonial Conversions in the French Enlightenment
• Thea Goldring (Harvard University), The Imagined Machine of the Encyclopédie Planches

3:15  Coffee Break

3:30  Research Session: Emerging Scholars 2
Chair: Christopher Johns (Vanderbilt University)
• Katherine Calvin (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Merchants, Markets, and Cultural Contact in Early Modern Aleppo
• Vincent Pham (University of California, San Diego), Self-Made Men: Lord Chesterfield and His Library Portraits
• Ji Eun You (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Interpretation of Neoclassical Designs in Decorative Art through Winckelmann
• Hyejin Lee (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Perfumed Flights of Imagination: Reverie, Ornaments, and Elite Female Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Boudoirs

4:45  Meadows Gallery Visit

5:15  Research Session: Things Change
Chairs: Wendy Bellion (University of Delaware) and Kristel Smentek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
• Jeffrey Collins (Bard Graduate Center), Repair or Reinvention? Recreating the Red Faun
• Tara Zanardi (Hunter College), Artful Nature and Material Splendor: The Dauphin’s Collection at the Royal Cabinet of Natural History
• Susan Wager (University of New Hampshire, Durham), The Sweet Hereafter: The Multiple Lives of Boucher’s Biscuit Porcelain Figures
• Jennifer Chuong (Harvard University), Wood in Transition: Veneer Furniture in the Early American Republic

7:15  Buses depart Meadows Museum for Bolsa

7:30  Dinner at Bolsa, 614 West Davis Street, 75208

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9:00  Keynote Address
• Daniela Bleichmar (University of Southern California), Painting and the Time and Place of History

10:30  Recent Acquisitions in Eighteenth-Century Menswear from the Texas Fashion Collection
• Annette Becker (Director, Texas Fashion Collection at University of North Texas)

11:00  Breakout Sessions
Participants will convene in small pre-assigned groups for discussion.

12:30  Roundtable: How to Art History: A Workshop for Emerging Scholars
Chair: Elizabeth Bacon Eager (Southern Methodist University)
• Michael Yonan (University of Missouri)
• Nicole Myers (Dallas Museum of Art)
• Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell (Independent Scholar)
Come with questions about job hunting, professional networking, publishing, and balancing life and work. Boxed lunches provided for preregistered guests.

2:00  Research Session: Art and Political Authority in the Long Eighteenth Century
• Meredith Martin (New York University) and Aaron Wile (University of Southern California)
• Sarah Grandin (Harvard University), Font Fit for a King: The Romain du Roi, Print, and the Mechanical Arts under Louis XIV
• Douglas Fordham (University of Virginia), Free Market Patriotism
• Ünver Rüstem (Johns Hopkins University), Ottoman Baroque Architecture and the Aesthetics of Power
• Jennifer Van Horn (University of Delaware), Slavery and Portraiture in a New Nation

3:45  Coffee Break

4:00  Roundtable: The Future of Studying Eighteenth-Century Art: HECAA at 50
Chair: Amy Freund (Southern Methodist University)
• Ewa Lajer-Burcharth (Harvard University)
• Cassie Mansfield (Penn State University)
• Catherine Girard (Eastern Washington University)
• Paris Spies-Gans (Harvard Society of Fellows)
• Andrei Pop (University of Chicago)

5:45  Closing Cocktail Reception

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Afternoon at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

Organizing Committee
Denise Baxter (University of North Texas)
Kelly Donahue-Wallace (University of North Texas)
Lindsay Dunn (Texas Christian University)
Elizabeth Bacon Eager (Southern Methodist University)
Daniella Ezor (Southern Methodist University)
Amy Freund (Southern Methodist University)
Jessica Fripp (Texas Christian University)
Nicole Myers (Dallas Museum of Art)
Alexandra Perez (Southern Methodist University)
Beth S. Wright (University of Texas at Arlington)

 

Symposium | Art, History, and Sinology

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 1, 2018

From the University of Michigan:

Art, History, and Sinology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 9–10 October 2018

Martin J. Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, has been a towering beacon in the field, trailblazing fresh methodologies and breaking down academic stereotypes on Chinese culture. In celebration of his well-deserved retirement from teaching, Professor Powers’s graduate advisees and colleagues from around the world will convene an international conference on Chinese art and history on November 9 and 10, 2018 at the University of Michigan. This academic gathering will reflect upon ways the field of sinology has changed over the course of Powers’s long academic career and the new directions it is developing, or should develop, in the future. Tenth Floor at Weiser Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

This event is sponsored by Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Additional support is provided by the Department of the History Art, University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) as well as by Liu Jiuzhou and Qian Ying.

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10:30  Painting Viewing Session
With Natsu Oyobe (Curator of Asian Art, UMMA) in the Ernestine and Herbert Ruben Study Center for Works on Paper and the Object Study Room, University of Michigan Museum of Art

1:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks
J.P. Park (University of California, Riverside) and Mary Gallagher (Director, LRCCS)

1:15  Panel 1 | Art, Trade, and Early Modern Cultural Contact
Moderator: David Porter (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
• Tamara Bentley (Colorado College), Tribute and Tropes of Foreignness in Some Chinese Qing-Dynasty Lacquer Screens Picturing Europeans
• Richard Vinograd (Stanford University), Global Gardens: Descriptions, Views, Collections
• Katharine Burnett (University of California, Davis), Art History without the Art: The Curious Case of Sino-Vietnamese Teapots before 1700

3:00  Coffee Break

3:15  Panel 2 | Of and By the Women
Moderator: Wang Zheng (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
• Wen-Chien Cheng (Royal Ontario Museum), Boundary Crossing: Portraiture or Paintings of Beautiful Women?
• Liu Bo (John Carroll University), Images of Women in Northern Song Tomb Murals
• Lara C. W. Blanchard (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Women as Collators in Chinese Art History: Some Notes on Reading Tang Shuyu’s Jade Terrace History of Painting

5:15  Public Reception

S A T U R D A Y ,  1 0  N O V E M B E R  2 0 1 8

9:00  Panel 3 | Painting as Political Maneuvering
Moderator: Li Min (UCLA)
• Roslyn Hammers (University of Hong Kong), Multiple Personalities at Work: Wang Meng’s Spring Tilling at the Mouth of a Valley
• Gerui Wang (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Round Fans in Markets: From Personal Item to Public Expression
• Olivia Mendelson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), A Pictorial Commentary on Rural Conditions in Imperial China

10:45  Coffee Break

11:00  Panel 4 | Fakery, Fiction, and History
Moderator: Christian de Pee (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
• J. P. Park (University of California, Riverside), Re-inventing Art History: Forgeries and Counter-Forgeries in Early Modern Chinese Art
• Timothy Brook (University of British Columbia), State Power as Consensual Hallucination: Emperor Yongle’s Tooth Relic

12:15  Lunch Break

1:30  Panel 5 | State of the Field
Moderator: Alex Potts (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
• Lothar von Falkenhausen (University of California, Los Angeles), How East Asian Art History Grew into an Academic Discipline
• John Onians (University of East Anglia), Towards a Neuroarthistory of Chinese Art
• Wu Hung (University of Chicago), A Short History of ‘Black Painting’ (hei hua), A Counter Tradition in Chinese Art

3:30  Coffee Break

3:45  Panel 6 | China Studies beyond Borders: Connective and Comparative Histories
Moderator: Tamara Bentley (Colorado College)
Participants: Martin Powers, Lydia H. Liu (Columbia University), David Porter, Katharine Burnett, Richard Vinograd, and Timothy Brook

5:00  Keynote Speech
• Martin Powers, Privacy in Song China and Georgian England

Conference | Public and Private Commissions in the Northern Adriatic

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 22, 2018

From H-ArtHist:

Public and Private Commissions: Donors and Works of Art in the Northern Adriatic
University of Rijeka, Croatia, 25–26 October 2018

T H U R S D A Y ,  2 5  O C T O B E R  2 0 1 8

10:00  Welcoming Addresses
• Ines Srdoč Konestra, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
• Barbara Španjol-Pandelo, Head of the Department of Art History
• Nina Kudiš, Project leader ET TIBI DABO: Commissions and Donors in Istria, Croatian Littoral, and North Dalmatia from 1300 to 1800

10:30  Session 1
Chair: Renata Novak Klemenčič
• Nina Kudiš, Il pittore Giovanni Pietro de Pomis e il Capitano di Fiume Stefano della Rovere: Contesto di una commissione
• Simone Guerriero, Non solo Le Court: Melchior Barthel, tra committenza pubblica e collezionismo nella Venezia barocca

11:10  Coffee break

11:40  Session 2
Chair: Nina Kudiš
• Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, Venezia, i pregi di una famiglia: Gli Zane di San Stin fra arte e storia
• Damir Tulić, Between Private and Public: Three Cases of Art Commissions in Venice and Istria around 1700

13.00  Lunch break

15:00  Session 3
Chair: Massimo Favilla
• Maichol Clemente, Tommaso Rues tra Udine e Venezia: Un’opera, qualche documento e altri appunti di scultura veneta
• Monica De Vincenti, Dalla Serenissima all’Europa: Commissioni pubbliche e private per i Marinali ‘illustri Scultori nella città di Venezia’

15:40  Coffee break

16:10  Session 4
Chair: Damir Tulić
• Katra Meke, Making Business for Eternal Glory: The Merchant Jakob Schell von Schellenburg as Patron and Collector
• Massimo Favilla, Ruggero Rugolo, Venezia – San Marino: Francesco Zugno e la Madonna della misericordia nella chiesa di Montegiardino
• Matej Klemenčič, Antonio Corradini and Public Presentations of Sculpture in Early 18th-Century Venice

17:10  Discussion

F R I D A Y ,  2 6  O C T O B E R  2 0 1 8

10:00  Session 5
Chair: Nina Kudiš
• Renata Novak Klemenčič, Progetti edilizi della Repubblica di Ragusa nella prima metà del Quattrocento
• Ivan Braut, Krasnka Majer Jurišić, Nobilis sir Petrus de Zaro, et viri Arbi, Donor of the Franciscan Church of St. Bernardin in Kampor
• Željko Bistrović, The Pićan Bishops and Their Role in the Public and Cultural Life of Carniola and Its Provinces
• Josip Višnjić, Early Modern Transformation of the Pazin Fort during the Administration of Mosconi and Swetkovitch Families

12:00  Coffee Break

12:20  Session 6
Chair: Ruggero Rugolo
• Danijel Ciković, Iva Jazbec Tomaić, Tutti li sudetti paramenti hanno l’arma de Sua Signoria Illustrissima et Reverendissima…: Donazioni pubbliche e private del vescovo di Veglia, Giovanni della Torre
• Mateja Jerman, The Silver Sculpture of Our Lady of Sorrows from the Church of St. Vitus in Rijeka: Authors and Donors

13.30  Lunch break

15.30  Session 7
Chair: Danijel Ciković
• Petar Puhmajer, Introduction to the History of Baroque Gardens in Rijeka: Investors, Origins, and Design
• Ana Šitina, Đenis Torić, Commissions of Urban Fenzi and Lorenzo Fondra for the Church of St. Lawrence in Šibenik

16:10  Coffee break

16.40  Session 8
Chair: Katra Meke
• Mario Pintarić, Giuseppe Minolli: The Donor of the Monumental High Altar in the Former Augustinian Church of St. Jerome in Rijeka
• Marin Bolić, Collecting Paintings in the 18th-Century Rijeka: The Case of Francesco Saverio de Marburg

17:20  Discussion and concluding remarks

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 7  O C T O B E R  2 0 1 8

Field trip to Zagreb (for speakers only).

Please direct any questions about the conference to Nina Kudiš, nina.kudis@gmail.com.

 

Symposium | Les nomenclatures stylistiques

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 12, 2018

From H-ArtHist:

Les nomenclatures stylistiques à l’épreuve de l’objet:
Construction et déconstruction du langage de l’histoire de l’art
Rome, 24–26 October 2018

2 4  O C T O B R E  2 0 1 8

Institut suisse à Rome
Via Ludovisi 48

9.30  Accueil des participants et Introduction

10.00  Gabriel Batalla-Lagleyre (Université de Bourgogne), L’invention du « Grand Siècle », période et style: La République et l’art français sous Louis XIV, 1871–1958

Pause café

11.30  Laura Moure Cecchini (Colgate University), Can the Baroque Be Classical? The Seicento and the Return-To-Order in 1920s Italian Painting

12.30  Isaline Deléderray-Oguey (Universités de Neuchâtel et d’Aix-Marseille), Le Liberty, entre historicisme et modernisme: la difficile définition d’un style

15.30  Discussions in situ

19.00  Conférence inaugurale — Institut suisse à Rome, avec le Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome
Stijn Bussels (Leiden University) and Bram van Oostveldt (Universiteit van Amsterdam), What Does Style Do? Classification and Impact of Neoclassical Ensembles, 1750–1820

2 5  O C T O B R E  2 0 1 8

Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis
Viale Trinità dei Monti 1

9.15  Accueil des participants

9.30  Michèle-Caroline Heck (Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier), Entre manière et goût: l’émergence de la notion de style

Pause café

11.00  Christian Michel (Université de Lausanne), « Beau comme l’antique », une conception du temps historique

12.00  Maude Bass Krueger (Leiden University), Historicism as a Site of Transfer between Past and Present: Architecture, Decorative Arts, and Fashion

14.30  Sarah Linford (Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma), « Comme si » : rationalité et fiction de la nomenclature stylistique

16.00  Discussions in situ

2 6  O C T O B R E  2 0 1 8

Bibliotheca Hertziana
Via Gregoriana 22

9.00  Accueil des participants

9.15  Olivier Bonfait (Université de Bourgogne), La peinture de réalité: quelle réalité ?

10.15  Giovanna Targia et Karolina Zgraja (Universität Zürich), Le categorie stilistiche wölffliniane in Renaissance und Barock: genealogia e applicazioni

Pause café

11.45  Matthew Critchley (ETH Zürich), Wittkower’s Ricetto and Blunt’s Baroque: Mutual Dependency of Object and Percept in the Rhetoric of Architectural History

14.00  Claudia Conforti (Università degli Studi di Roma « Tor Vergata »), Le parole per dirlo: descrivere l’architettura del secondo Novecento

15.30  Discussions in situ

19.00  Conférence de clôture — Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis (Viale Trinità dei Monti 1)
Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge), Style Formation in the Age of Neo-Classicism: From Animism to Zoomorphy

Atelier de recherche en histoire de l’art organisé par
Istituto svizzero di Roma
Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médici

En collaboration avec
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome

Comité scientifique
Simon Baier (Universität Basel), Claudia Conforti (Università degli Studi di Roma « Tor Vergata »), Jérôme Delaplanche (Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis), Maarten Delbeke (ETH Zürich), Michèle-Caroline Heck (Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier), Valérie Kobi (Istituto Svizzero di Roma), Sarah Linford (Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma), Christian Michel (Université de Lausanne), Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge), Tristan Weddigen (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte)

Contact
Patrizia Celli, patrizia.celli@villamedici.it
Valérie Kobi, valerie.kobi@istitutosvizzero.it

 

Symposium | Perceiving Processions

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 10, 2018

Next month at The Courtauld:

Perceiving Processions: Eighth Early Modern Postgraduate Symposium
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 24 November 2018

Organised by Talitha Schepers and Alice Zamboni

Procession of Süleyman I, from ‘Customs and Fashions of the Turks’, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, woodcut print, 30 × 39 cm, 1553 (Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, RP-P-OB-2304L).

In recent years, a renewed interest in early modern rituals, festivals, and performances has prompted a reconsideration of ceremonious processions with a particular focus on their impact on social, cultural, artistic, and political structures and practices. Simultaneously, scholars have increasingly acknowledged the mobility of early modern artists across geographical, religious, and cultural borders. Although processions were witnessed by natives and visitors alike and were therefore prime instances of cross-cultural encounters, their depictions by artists both local and foreign remain a lesser-studied body of visual material. This symposium proposes to explore the visual representations of processions that took place within cross-cultural encounters both within and outside of Europe.

A procession was an act of movement that was particularly charged with meaning; an ambulatory mode of celebration, it had a global resonance in the early modern period. Processionals impressed foreign dignitaries, established modes of rule, communicated traditions, and negotiated power balances and were highly sensory occasions—as such they lent themselves readily to visual representation and were enthusiastically recorded in literature. Pageantries, military processions, and Joyous Entries (Blijde Inkomsten) were recorded in a variety of media, as exemplified by the festival books celebrating the ephemeral constructions orchestrated for Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand’s arrival in Antwerp (1635) or the eighteenth-century paintings depicting Venice’s dazzling boat parades in honour of foreign dignitaries. Furthermore, ceremonial processions conceived for births, weddings, circumcision feasts, and funerals occasioned visual representations such as the colourful Mughal miniature Wedding Procession of Dara Shikoh in Presence of Shah Jahan (1740). In addition, the notion of procession can be expanded to encompass various expressions of mobility that could be understood and were often depicted as a procession. Both Jan van Scorel’s frieze-like painting of the knightly brotherhood commemorating their Holy Land pilgrimage (c. 1530) and the depiction of ambassadors travelling with their retinue to foreign courts and cities can be perceived as a form of procession. Thus, the structure of a procession was increasingly adopted in the Early Modern period to depict moments of exchange and motion propelled by the quest for knowledge, as much as diplomatic concerns and religious piety. Well-known examples include The Voyage to Calicut tapestry series (1504) as well as the highly detailed printed frieze of a merchant endeavour by Hans Burgkmair (The King of Cochin, 1508).

Free admission, all welcome. Advance booking requested.

P R O G R A M M E

9.00  Registration

9.30  Welcome

9.45  Session 1: Royal Encounters
• Bianca Schor (Independent Scholar, London), Albert Eckhout’s Tapestry Le Roi Porté in Malta: A Diplomatic Encounter
• Travis Seifman (University of California), Displaying Foreignness for Prestige: Luchuan Embassy Processions in Edo, 1644–1850
• Matthew Gin (Harvard University), Rites of Passage: Re-Tracing Princess Maria Teresa Rafaela’s Entry into France (1745)

11.00  Coffee break

11.35  Session 2: Beyond the Documentary
• Gemma Cornetti (The Warburg Institute, University of London), Stefano della Bella and the Triumphal Entry of the Polish Ambassador in Rome (1633)
• Sabrina Lind (Ghent University), A Book without Readers? Or the Audience and the Importance of the Festival Book(s) of the Joyous Entry into Antwerp in 1635
• Gaylen Vankan (University of Liège), Imagine Orient: A Military Procession by Jan Swart van Groningen

12.50  Lunch break

13.50  Session 3: Performing Processions
• Laila Dandachi (University of Vienna), ‘The Triumphal Exotic from the East’: The Display of Diplomatic Performances of Early Modern Islamic Empires Shaped by the Iconic and Emblematic Nature of Islamic Military Arms and Armour
• Borja Franco Llopis and Francisco Orts-Ruiz (UNED, Madrid), Muslims and Moriscos in the Processions and Royal Entries in Iberia (14–16th Centuries): Beyond Their Visual Representation
• Esther Pramschiefer (University of Cologne), Travelling Theatres in Germany: Audiences and Actors Proceeding outwards of Walled Cities

15.05  Tea and coffee break

15.40  Session 4: Religious Processions
• Ashley Patton (University of Minnesota), St Rose of Lima: Identity, Performance, and Surrogacy
• Massoumeh Assemi (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Muharram Processions

16.30  Short break

16.40  Session 5: Itinerant Processions
• Raoul DuBois (University of Zurich), Temporality and Mediality of the Processions in Travelogues of the 15th and 16th Centuries
• Nicholas Mazer Crummey (Independent Scholar, Budapest), Observing a City in Motion: An Englishman’s Account of the 1675 Ottoman Imperial Circumcision Festival in Edirne

17.30  Closing remarks

18.00  Reception