Parution : Cyril Gerbron, « A Playful Invention : Agostino Carracci’s Bacchus with Goat in the Louvre », I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, 2020

  AN INTRIGUING DRAWING PRESERVED in the Cabinet des arts graphiques of the Louvre Museum, executed in pen and ink, represents Bacchus holding a wine cup and accompanied by a goat. The drawing presents two lacunae, which appear to be the result of ink corrosion: one at the level of the god’s genitalia, and a less important one in the goat’s left leg. Continuer la lecture  Référence : « A Playful Invention : Agostino Carracci’s Bacchus with Goat in the...

Parution : Adam S. Cohen (dir.), et. al., « The Visualization of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe », Turnhout, Brepols, 2020

All of us are exposed to graphic means of communication on a daily basis. Our life seems flooded with lists, tables, charts, diagrams, models, maps, and forms of notation. Although we now take such devices for granted, their role in the codification and transmission of knowledge evolved within historical contexts where they performed particular tasks. The medieval and early modern periods stand as a formative era during which visual structures, both mental and material, increasingly...

Parution : Amy R. Bloch et Daniel M. Zolli, « The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy », Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020

The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy Fifteenth-century Italy witnessed sweeping innovations in the art of sculpture. Sculptors rediscovered new types of images from classical antiquity and invented new ones, devised novel ways to finish surfaces, and pushed the limits of their materials to new expressive extremes. The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy surveys the sculptural production created by a range of artists throughout the peninsula. It offers a comprehensive overview of Italian sculpture...

Appel à communication : « Magical Materials », RSA 2021, Dublin, date limite le 29 juillet 2020

Session du Congrès de la Renaissance Society of America – Dublin, 7-10 avril 2021 The theory of natural or astral magic is based on the belief that God emanates powers through the spheres of the planets and the fixed stars, down to earth, and into its matter. In Marsilio Ficino’s Three Books on Life and in the Picatrix, the word virtue—a term derived from the Latin word vis or power—is employed to describe the investment of...

Conférences en ligne : « The Medici and Their Archives : Artistic Patronage and Diplomacy », The Medici Archive Project, 6-11 juillet 2020

THE MEDICI AND THEIR ARCHIVES: ARTISTIC PATRONAGE AND DIPLOMACY The Medici Archive Project is pleased to announce the free Online Lectures Series The Medici and Their Archives: Artistic Patronage and Diplomacy, that will be held on Zoom, July 6-11, 2020. Although the series will be open to everyone, we particularly welcome the participation of graduate and postgraduates students. Schedule and description : Monday –  July 6th  (6-7:30 PM) : THE ARCHIVE OF THE MEDICI IN THE...

Appel à communication : Mining for the Earth-Based Sciences, Dublin, RSA 2021, le 1er juillet 2021, date limite le 15 juillet 2020

Organizers: Stefano Gulizia (PAN, Warsaw); Katie Jakobiec (University of Toronto) This panel is sponsored by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS), University of Toronto, for the 67th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, on 7-10 April 2021. We warmly invite submissions and hope to select 3-4 papers for presentation according to the following outline. Between 1450 and 1650, in the aftermath of a great technological...

Appel à communication : « Gardens and Academies in Early Modern Europe », RSA 2021, Dublin, date limite le 31 juillet 2020

Session du Congrès de la Renaissance Society of America – Dublin, 2021 The objective of this session or series of sessions is to explore the place and role of gardens in early modern academies. Although research on academies has expanded considerably in recent decades (Vagenheim et al., 2008), little has been written about the places where they met, including gardens, with the possible exception of the Bosco Parrasio in Rome (Grant, 2018). How did an academy...

Appel à communication : Lost Works of Art in Print, Dublin, RSA 2021, 4 juin 2021, date limite le 24 juillet 2020

Panel sponsored by the Association of Print Scholars. Organizers: Claudia Echinger-Maurach/Anne Bloemacher, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Considering the comprehensive literature on works of art lost during World War II, the absence of scholarship on lost paintings, sculptures and architecture from the Renaissance with special regard to their “preservation” in print is astounding. Prints play a significant role for our knowledge of lost art, yet all too often prints have been used as mere “documents” of such...

Conférence : « Everyday Dress and the Reconstruction of Early Modern Material Culture, 1550–1650 », Helsinki, 9-12 septembre 2021

Registration reopens in 2021 This international conference develops new perspectives in early modern dress and fashion history by asking two interrelated key questions: How did fashion beyond groups of wealthy elites develop in early modern Europe, and how can we gain access to the culture of lower social groups when so few garments survive, and sources about clothes are fragmentary? Combining archival, material, and pictorial evidence with experimental hands-on work and reconstruction, this conference explores...

Appel à contribution : « Breaking Conventions and Confronting Gender: The Multifaceted Relationship Between Women and Art in the Low Countries, 1500-1800 », Amsterdam, 2-5 juin 2021, date limite le 1er juillet 2020

In preparation of the HNA conference 2-5 June 2021, organized by the University of Amsterdam and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, the program committee invites HNA members to submit proposals for paper sessions. The sessions are posted on the HNA website. Please submit your proposal(s) to the session chair(s), not the program committee. Applicants are allowed to submit multiple proposals to different sessions, but please inform all appropriate chairs about this at...

Appel à communication : « Painted Faces: Documenting the Frescoed Façade in Renaissance Rome and Beyond », Dublin, RSA 2021, date limite le 13 juillet 2020

In early sixteenth-century Rome, as the architectural language of grand domestic spaces was being further refined, elaborate façade fresco decorations became popular. These cycles, some of which were designed to root the structure (and its owner) in Roman antiquity and others which aimed to make a humble space more imposing, were celebrated in their day and even documented (albeit sporadically) by artists. This session welcomes papers that explore frescoed facades in Rome and beyond from...