Conference: Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture (Krakow, 16-18 April 2015)

01_11[1]Programme of the Conference co-organized by: The Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University and The Princes Czartoryski Foundation

16-18 April, 2015, Grodzka 53, Cracow

Entrance is free, all are welcome.

16 April, 2015

14.00-14.40 Welcome, Prof. Marek Walczak & Dr Mateusz Grzęda

  1. Portraying the Sovereign in the 13th and 14th Centuries

14.40-15.05 Dr Pierre-Yves Le Pogam, Musée du Louvre, The features of St Louis

15.05-15.30 Katharina Weiger, PhD candidate, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, The portraits of Robert of Anjou: self-presentation as political instrument?

15.30-15.55 Dr Mateusz Grzęda, Jagiellonian University, Representing the Archbishop of Trier: Portraits of Kuno von Falkenstein

15.55-16.20 Discussion


16.20-16.45 Coffee break

  1. Portraiture and Memoria in the Late Middle Ages

16.45-17.10 Prof. Javier Martínez de Aguirre, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Pride and memory: the development of individualised sculptural representations in Castile and Navarre around 1400

17.10-17.35 Jakov Đorđević, PhD candidate, Belgrade University, Made in the Skull’s Likeness: Of Transi Tombs, Identity and Memento Mori

17.35-18.00 Prof. Marek Walczak, Jagiellonian University & Krzysztof Czyżewski, Wawel Royal Castle, Picturing Continuity. The beginnings of the portrait gallery of Cracow bishops in the cloister of Franciscan Friars in Cracow


18.00-18.25 Discussion


17 April, 2015

  1. Ambiguities of Late Medieval and Renaissance Portraiture

9.30-9.55 Dr Alexander Lee, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, Petrarch, Simone Martini and the Ambiguities of Fourteenth-Century Portraiture

9.55-10.20 Dr Alice Cavinato, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, “By his own hand and of his own will”. Portraits of scribes and writers as visual signatures

10.20-10.45 Prof. Philipp Zitzlsperger, Hochschule Fresenius/Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Renaissance Self-portraits and the moral judgement of taste


10.45-11.10 Discussion


11.10-11.30 Coffee break

  1. Portraiture at the Threshold of the Early Modern Period

11.30-11.55 Agnieszka Smołucha-Sładkowska, PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University, What is, and What is not all’antica in Portraits on Early-Renaissance Italian Portrait Medals

11.55-12.20 Albert J. Godycki, PhD candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art, What did Jan van Scorel do for Netherlandish Portraiture? Some Considerations on his Impact

12.20-12.45 Dr Annick Born, Ghent University, Portraying the Sultan

12.45-13.10 Anna Wyszyńska, PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University, Power-dressing of the Chancellor’s Family. On Depictions of Dress in „Liber geneseos illustris familiae Schidlovicie

13.10-13.35 Discussion

13.35-16.30 Lunch


  1. Reconsidering the Origins of Crypto-Portraiture

16.30-16.55 Annamaria Ersek, PhD candidate, University Paris-Sorbonne, The Crypto-portrait and its Place in the Emergence of Portraiture

16.55-17.20 Ilaria Bernocchi, Postgraduate independent researcher /formerly The Warburg Institute, The Origins of Allegorical Portraits. A ‘Defeat of Likeness’?

17.20-17.45 Masza Sitek, PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University, Just what is it that makes identification-portrait hypotheses so appealing? On why Hans Süss von Kulmbach ‘must have portrayed Jan Boner

17.45-18.10 Discussion

18 April, 2015

  1. Approaches to Early Portraiture

9.30-9.55 Dr Mary Hogan Camp, Courtauld Institute of Art, “Weaving a Tangled Web”: The use and interpretations of the banderole in Pontormo’s ‘Portrait of Cosimo il Vecchio

9.55-10.20 Prof. Nathalie Delbard, University of Lille 3, The divergent look in the Flemish portrait as a sign of dysfunction of the traditional conception of representation in the Renaissance

10.20-10.45 Charlotta Krispinsson, PhD candidate, Stockholm University, The Concept of Iconography in Portrait Research prior to Panofsky

10.45-11.20 Discussion

11.20 End of Conference

Published by James Alexander Cameron

I am an art historian working primarily on medieval parish church architecture. I completed my doctorate on sedilia in medieval England in 2015 at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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