Monthly Archives: January 2018

CFP: Genealogy of Popular Science (Karlsruhe, 15-16 Jun 2018)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, June 15 – 16, 2018
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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The aim of this conference is to initiate an interdisciplinary, genealogically reflected debate about Popular Science as a recurrent cultural technique. The category Popular Science will be elucidated in an interdisciplinary and diachronic way, focusing on both its socio-anthropological construction and the formal and functional techniques, which characterize the dissemination of scientific knowledge in its production and reception contexts. For this purpose, philological and iconographic research approaches are especially welcomed, but other disciplines such as the Sociology of Science, the History of Science, and Gender Studies are also beneficial for the main goal. The multi-layered examination of the cultural technique “Popular Science” will throw light on a research field that has hardly been investigated so far.
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CFP: Step by Step Towards the Sacred (Brno, 16-17 May 18)

Hans Belting Library, Brno, Czech Republic, May 16 – 17, 2018
Deadline: Feb 25, 2018

Step by Step towards the Sacred
Ritual, Movement and Images in the Middle Ages

movementOrganizers:
Veronika Tvrzníková, Masaryk University in Brno
Martin Lešák, Masaryk University in Brno and Université de Poitiers

The conference aims to reflect on the ways medieval images – ranging from Late Antiquity to the 14th century and across wide span of media – were comprehended and activated through the motions of participants in diverse religious rituals. At the core of these reflections is the moving body, whether individual or collective, which enters into dialogue with the surrounding space (architectural or urban), objects and images, thus awaking their sacred potentiality through each and every step.
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STIP: PhD Studentship, Art Markets and Museum Collections, Loughborough

1200px-Leonardo_da_Vinci,_Salvator_Mundi,_c.1500,_oil_on_walnut,_45.4_×_65.6_cmLoughborough University, October 01, 2018
Application deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Funded full-time PhD studentship in the School of the Arts, English and Drama

Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Art Markets and Museum Collections: Curating Futures

The Museums, Markets, and Critical Heritage research group at Loughborough University welcomes proposals for a funded PhD studentship that investigates intersections between art markets, curatorial practices, and the development of museum collections. As the 2017 auction sale of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi has shown, interest in the art market as a space of both commerce and public spectacle has reached a peak. At a time when eye-catching transactions have become a driving force within the global art world, this studentship invites consideration of the extent to which art market activity, art fairs, biennials, and private initiatives are shaping the futures of museums and their audiences.
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JOB: Archéologue Responsable d’opération médiéviste / moderniste spécialiste du bâti

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Référence : S-53513A

Date de publication de l’offre : 08 janvier 2018

Lieu de travail : Nantes, 11 rue du château de l’éraudière, 44000 Nantes

Rattachement :Direction générale Citoyenneté Direction culture Grand patrimoine de Loire Atlantique

Sous l’autorité hiérarchique du responsable du pôle archéologie préventive et programmée

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CFP: Collaborations in Netherlandish Art, 1400-1750 (Antwerp, 5-6 Nov 18)

800px-Pieter_Brueghel_the_Elder_-_The_Dutch_Proverbs_-_Google_Art_ProjectRubenianum, Antwerp, Belgium, 05. – 06.11.2018
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018

Many Antwerp Hands: Collaborations in Netherlandish Art, 1400-1750

In the early modern Low Countries, distinctive patterns of collaboration developed. Not only legal agreements but also relationships of trust fostered an artistic culture in which collaboration was a central practice – seemingly as important to the participating artists as to their works’ viewers. Quinten Metsijs and Joachim Patinir’s collaborative production of The Temptation of St. Anthony (Madrid, Prado), painted in Antwerp in about 1520-24, was still recognized half a century later and far from its geographical origins as a work produced by two painters in concert: a 1574 list of works King Philip II of Spain sent to the monastery of El Escorial expressly described the painting as having figures by Metsijs and a landscape by Patinir.
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CONF: New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture (Leeds, 16-17 Mar 18)

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, March 16 – 17, 2018

NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL SCULPTURE

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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The focus on the materiality of medieval sculpture has proven crucial to its study and has expanded our historical understanding of sculpture itself. Whether monumental relief sculpture in stone, wooden sculptures in the round, sculpted altarpieces, ivory plaques or enamelled reliquaries, the possibilities for research on medieval sculpture now extend far beyond the established canon.
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Book roundup: New items in English, French, Dutch and Italian

Monstres-medievaux_couv_c-300x400DAMIEN KEMPF, MARIA KEMPF. Monstres médiévauxIntervalles, 2017, 95 p.
ISBN: 978-2369560616

Plus de 100 illustrations, dont de nombreuses inédites, tirées des fonds prodigieux de la British Library et du J. Paul Getty Museum.

Les monstres envahissent nos rêves : effrayants, laids, narquois ou sympathiques, ils peuplent notre inconscient. Même s’ils appartiennent à un monde différent, ils ne cessent de nous rendre visite, de se tenir à nos côtés.
L’engouement de plusieurs générations pour Star WarsHarry Potter ou pour toutes les épopées qui reviennent en force dans les romans, les films de science-fiction ou la bande dessinée témoigne que ces créatures qui ont donné lieu à des œuvres d’une richesse inouïe et d’une imagination débordante au Moyen Âge continuent à fasciner, à nourrir notre soif de fantastique.
Les manuscrits médiévaux regorgent d’enluminures prodigieuses où les artistes ont donné libre cours à leur créativité pour donner corps à ces êtres légendaires, dragons, hommes à tête de chiens, licornes, sirènes et autres démons. Ces œuvres nous apportent un éclairage précieux sur la société médiévale – sa conception de la nature et du monde, de la religion et des mœurs, et son imaginaire, dans lequel les monstres occupent un rôle de premier plan.
Il était grand temps de faire sortir de bibliothèques parfois inaccessibles au public toutes ces images de monstres qui ont fait partie intégrante de la culture médiévale, où se mêlaient crainte de Dieu, peur de l’enfer, mais aussi un goût pour le surnaturel et pour des mondes inconnus. Doit-on vraiment s’étonner que nombre d’entre eux nous paraissent étrangement familiers ?

 

foto01PIETER ROELOFS. Johan Maelwael, NAI Publishers, 2017, 126 p.
ISBN: 978-9462083790

Johan Maelwael (ca. 1370-1415) is de eerst bekende Nederlandse schilder. Ruim zeshonderd jaar geleden was hij een van de meest succesvolle kunstenaars in West-Europa. Maelwael groeide op in Nijmegen, de oudste stad van Nederland, gelegen in het hertogdom Gelre. Rond 1400 vierde hij zijn hoogtijdagen in Dijon, een belangrijk artistiek centrum in Europa. Als geliefd hofschilder en kamerdienaar van de machtige Bourgondische hertogen Filips de Stoute en Jan zonder Vrees bouwde hij daar aan een breed oeuvre. .

Deze publicatie beschrijft Maelwaels leven, zijn werk en zijn plaats in de geschiedenis en biedt hiermee een eerste introductie aan liefhebbers en nieuwe inzichten aan specialisten. De met Maelwael in verband gebrachte schilderijen worden getoond samen met een rijkdom aan laatmiddeleeuwse kunstschatten: schilderijen, rijkgedecoreerde handschriften, edelsmeedwerk en sculpturen van getalenteerde tijdgenoten onder wie zijn neven de gebroeders Van Limburg, Jean de Beaumetz, André Beauneveu, Henri Bellechose, Colart de Laon, Claes Sluter en Claes de Werve. Zo ontstaat een beeld van de veelzijdige artistieke praktijk waarbinnen Maelwael werkzaam was. De schoonheid en de mystieke betekenis van deze eeuwenoude objecten zullen de moderne lezer nog steeds verwonderen en intrigeren.

 

lorenzetti ambrogio mono_190A. BAGNOLI, R. BARTALINI. Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Catalogo della mostraSilvana, 2017, 512 p.
ISBN: 978-8836637287

Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Siena, notizie dal 1319 al 1348) fu uno degli artisti più importanti nell’intera Europa tardo-medievale e grazie ai Commentarii di Lorenzo Ghiberti divenne presto famoso presso gli scrittori d’arte.
È universalmente celebre in virtù degli affreschi nel Palazzo Pubblico di Siena, con le allegorie e gli effetti del Buono e del Cattivo Governo. Ma Ambrogio non è solo l’autore di quell’eccezionale capolavoro: gli si devono, infatti, anche straordinari dipinti su tavola e altri cicli di affreschi che non hanno goduto della stessa considerazione.
Il volume affronta l’intera vicenda artistica del pittore: le opere conservate e quelle perdute, il loro linguaggio figurativo e i programmi iconografici, la destinazione e la funzione dei dipinti, la loro conservazione, la loro fortuna storiografica.