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Call for Papers: Der Akt der Bildwerdung. Kreativität und Schöpfungskraft zwischen 1430 und 1530, Cologne 2-3/11/2018 (Deadline 29/04/2018)

an00146423_001_lDas Werkstattgespräch wird sich inhaltlich mit Produktions- und Rezeptionsmechanismen innerhalb von Bildmedien des 15. und frühen 16. Jahrhunderts beschäftigen. Zentrales Thema ist der Prozess der Bildwerdung, also die Frage, wie die Idee und die inventio des Künstlers ins Bild übertragen werden und vor allem, wie sich dieser Übertragungsprozess im Bild nachvollziehen lässt. Dieser Frage wollen wir im Rahmen des Werkstattgesprächs nachgehen und dabei untersuchen, welchen besonderen Stellenwert die Künstler dem kreativen Schaffensprozess und dessen Sichtbarmachung einräumen.

Schon Plinius d. Ä. hatte im 35. Buch der Naturgeschichte postuliert, dass man die unvollendeten Werke der Künstler deshalb mehr bewundert würde, „weil man in ihnen die zurückgelassenen Skizzen [liniamenta] und selbst die Überlegungen [cogitations] der Künstler sieht und weil der Schmerz über die Hand, die während des Schaffens erstarrte, zu höherer Beachtung anreizt.“ Dies zeigt sich etwa in den Vorzeichnungen und Unterzeichnungen, die dem Künstler die Möglichkeit boten unbefangen zu arbeiten, zu experimentieren und das Konzept des Bildes zu verändern, da er nicht erwartete, dass diese Zeichnungen wieder sichtbar werden, nachdem verschiedene Schichten Farbe darüber aufgetragen wurden. Durch Infrarotreflektographien können wir die Intentionen und Gedanken der Werkgenese heute nachvollziehen und für Fragestellungen zum Verhältnis von materieller Form und Invention des Künstlers fruchtbar machen.
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CFP: St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child (County Durham, 19 Jun 2017)

St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child' by Dieric Bout the Elder

‘St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child’ by Dieric Bout the Elder

County Durham, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, June 19, 2017
Deadline: May 8, 2017

CVAC Study Day ‘St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child: Constructing Narratives’

Following an export bar in July 2016, The Bowes Museum acquired the outstanding painting, ‘St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child’ by Dieric Bout the Elder with support from the the Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and a number of private donors. The painting is of major importance due to its connection with the artist, deemed one of the leading and most influential Netherlandish painters of his time.

This interdisciplinary study day aims to look at the painting ‘St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child’ in the broad context of visual culture: exploring sainthood and investigating visual representations of sanctity, looking at perspective, with a particular attention to interiors and architecture in early modern Europe, and analysing identity and self-imagery.

The event is designed to be a cross- and inter-disciplinary study day where scholars, postgraduate and early career researchers can meet, debate, and collaborate on all issues pertaining to visual culture.

The Bowes Museum and CVAC invite proposals for thirty-minute papers from scholars, postgraduate and early career researchers that address any aspect of art, literature, history, and culture, with a particular attention to:

–    Sainthood from Medieval to contemporary time;
–    Visual representation of saints;
–    Architecture and interiors in early modern Europe;
–    Portraiture and identity;
–    The theory and practice of perspective;
–    Patronage and trade and circulation in early modern Europe.

The study day will take place at The Bowes Museum on 19 June 2017, with a number of thirty-minute papers, followed by discussion, and including lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Abstracts of up to 200 words along with a brief biography should be submitted in the body of an email to
catherine.dickinson@thebowesmuseum.org.uk .

The closing date for submissions is Monday 8 May 2017, at 5pm.

For more details, please contact

Visiting Faculty Position in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut

american University of BeirutVisiting Faculty Position in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut

The Department of Architecture and Design in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a visiting position for one or two semester in the field of History of Art and Architecture, beginning in August 2017.

The Department has two undergraduate programs, one in Architecture and one in Graphic Design, and two graduate programs in Urban Planning and Policy and in Urban Design. Teaching design-related courses at the department applies professional and technical skills within a process that is culturally and theoretically grounded. Art and design disciplines are understood as cultural practices that engage social, economic and political issues and as critical tools of inquiry that integrate process with product and methodology with representation in a multidisciplinary manner. Inquiry through design comes with an acute awareness of our existence in the region with its multitude of languages and cultures and our location within Beirut with its exceptional physical fabric and cultural formats. The discourse on the city is intense and pluralistic. It links the undergraduate and graduate programs of study in Architecture, Graphic Design and Planning and facilitates close interaction between them and with the professional community. The Department is currently working to establish new graduate programs.

A candidate with a Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related discipline is preferred, but ABD with demonstrated teaching experience will also be considered. The candidate will contribute to the teaching of courses in the history of art and architecture sequence and will offer a seminar in the area of his/her specialty. Applicants should be grounded in the art and architecture of the modern period and have a minor specialty in non-Western art, or in the cultures of the Mediterranean rim.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis as of April 30, 2017.

Candidates are invited to submit 1) a letter of application including a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research/creative activity, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) samples of publications, and 4) the names and full contact information of at least three referees to: Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut,
P. O. Box 11-0236 Riad El-Solh, Beirut, Lebanon 1107-2020 (Digital applications are to be sent to: fea@aub.edu.lb).

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. AUB’s homepage is at: http://www.aub.edu.lb. The website of the department is at: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/ard

Lecture, 6pm, 18 January 2016. Architectural Practice in Spain, 1370-1450: Drawings, Documents & Historiography

The Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminar in the Research Forum South Room in the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. By Dr Encarna Montero, University of Valencia

6-7pm, Monday 18th January, followed by a drinks reception. Free attendance, open to all


Model for a pinnacle, Valencia, c. 1442. Valencia Municipal Museum

Model for a pinnacle, Valencia, c. 1442. Valencia Municipal Museum

A significant number of sources for the study of architectural practise survive from medieval Spanish kingdoms when compared to other European territories. Apprenticeship contracts, drawings, sketches and masons’ inventories shed light on the means by which architectural knowledge was transmitted in the Iberian peninsula between 1370 and 1450. This body of evidence – much of it newly discovered – also challenges many long-held assumptions, even if several key problems remain unresolved: the training requirements for masons’ apprentices, the specific skills that defined a master, or the role of drawing in the building process.

This is the second in the Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminars, which take the theme of ‘Gothic Architecture, New Approaches’ from 2015-17. The first lecture in the series was delivered by Eduardo Carrero in October 2015.

Conference: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

The font enclosure c.1330 in Luton (Bedfordshire)

The font enclosure c.1330 in Luton (Bedfordshire)

Micro-architecture et figures du bâti au Moyen-Âge : l’échelle à l’épreuve de la matière

Institute national d’historie de l’art

8 – 10 December 2014
Auditorium de la Galerie Colbert
6 rue des Petits-Champs ou 2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
Free entry

This conference organized by the National Institute of Art History, University of Nantes and the National Archives has the ambition to address issues related to the miniature representation of the built environment in a different perspective from that which has gone before. The phenomenon of “architecturation in which the proliferation of architectural vocabulary in all forms of art continues to intrigue historians of the Middle Ages. But this can only be truly understood if one takes into account the changes that scaling affects the work of artisans, and the reception of their works.


Lundi 8 décembre
13h30     Accueil


14h00 – 15h30


Présidence: Paul Binski

Julian Gardner (University of Warwick), Who were the microarchitects?          


Javier Ibàñez Fernandez (Universidad de Zaragozza) et Arturo Zaragozá Catalán (Universidad de Valencia), Entre imaginación y realidad. Microarchitecturas y architecturas en el mundo Ibérico entre los siglos XV y XVI

15h00-15h30          discussion


15h30 – 17h00

James Alexander Cameron (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Sedilia in English churches: micro-architectural innovation in function and form


Sabine Berger (Paris-Sorbonne), Edifices minia-turisés et figures de bienfaiteurs à la période médiévale: iconologie de la maquette d’architecture




au Musée de Moyen Age-Termes de Cluny,

conférence plénière de Paul Binski (sur réservation: microarchitecture@inha.fr)

Mardi 9 décembre


8h30     Accueil


9h00 – 10h30


Présidence: Isabelle Marchesin

Giovanni Santucci (Università di Pisa), Archi-tectural paper models in Early Modern Italy


Peter Kurmann (ETH, Zurich), Les modèles miniaturisés et leur rôle de transfert d’idées au XIIIe siècle.

10h-10h30       discussion et café


10h30 – 12h30

Circulations et transferts

Présidence: Julian Gardner

Felipe Serrano Estrella (Universidad de Jaén), Circulation of Classicist Models between Spain and Italy through the “Eucharistic Microarchitecture”


Farah Makki (EHESS, Paris), Figures scripturales de la microarchitecture au palais de l’Alhambra (XIVe siècle): préceptes d’une architecture relationnelle en Islam médiéval

12h-12h30       discussion



12h30-14h00     Déjeuner



Orfèvrerie et mobilier

Présidence: Élisabeth Taburet-Delahaye

Sebastian Fitzner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Uni-versität München), Tile stoves as buildings and symbolic forms. Remarks on a largerly unexplorated field of microarchitectures in late medieval times


Anita Paolicchi (Università di Pisa), Examples of miniaturized architecture: the chivots at the time of Constantin Brâncoveanu


15h00-15h30          discussion

15h30 – 18h Dany Sandron (Paris-Sorbonne), La châsse de Saint-Marcel et l’architecture de Notre-Dame de Paris: renvoi et emprunts    


Frédéric Tixier (Université de Lorraine), Dextérité de l’orfèvre, symbolisme de la forme: remarques sur quelques crosses “architecturées” médiévales (XIIIe-XVIe siècle)


Matthew James Sillence (University of East Anglia, Norwich), Compositions and Associations of Architectural Frameworks on Cardinals’ Seals 1378-1533

17h30-18h00          discussion générale



Mercredi 10 décembre


9h00 – 10h30


Présidence: Peter Kurmann

Anne-Orange Poilpré (Paris I, Panthéon-Sor-bonne), Bâtir et figurer la royauté chrétienne au IXe siècle: les trône architecturés des manuscrits de Charles le Chauve


Matt Ethan Kavaler (University of Toronto), Microarchitecture as the Paradigme of Antique Architecture in the Low Countries: 1515-1540

10h-10h30       discussion et café


10h30 – 12h30


Présidence: Roland Recht

Achim Timmermann (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), City, Cathedral, scopic labyrinth: scalar travels in medieval microarchitecture


Renzo Chiovelli (Università La Sapienza, Roma), Pifferi Sandra (Architecte), Materials, space and time in the microarchitecture of the Holy Sepulchre

12h-12h30       discussion

12h30-14h00     Déjeuner




Présidence: Danielle Gaborit-Chopin

Sophie Cloart-Pawlak (IRHiS, Lille), Identifica-tion, hiérarchisation et sacralisation des espaces au seuil de l’église. Remarques sur le rôle des décors d’architecture à travers l’exemple de l’ornementation des portails gothique


Alexander Collins (University of Edinburgh), Miniaturising Mary: The Microarchitecture of Embodiment in the Sherborne Missal (British Library, MS. Add. 74236)


Sarah Guérin (University of Montréal), Micro-architecture and memory: a place of devotion

16h30-17h00          discussion générale et conclusions

Official site: http://www.inha.fr/fr/agenda/parcourir-par-annee/en-2014/decembre-2014/micro-architecture-et-figures-du-bati-au-moyen-age.html