Colloque : « Emotional Objects – Northern Renaissance Afterlives in Object, Image and Word, 1890s-1920s », Londres, The Warburg Institute, 12-13 juin 2020

Colloque : « Emotional Objects – Northern Renaissance Afterlives in Object, Image and Word, 1890s-1920s », Londres, The Warburg Institute, 12-13 juin 2020

A one-day International Symposium, the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 12-13 June 2020.
Organizer: Prof. Juliet Simpson

In 1920 Louis Gillet, the French art historian and internationalist published a rousing article defending the repatriation of stolen fragments from the Van Eycks’ Ghent Altarpiece from Germany to Belgium as ‘un drapeau’. His ensign of a Northern patrimony pitched as an emotive call for a different cultural ‘belonging’ post-1918 was part of a pattern. Jean Fouquet’s Melun Diptych was vaunted as both a ‘jewel’, yet the opprobrium of France. At its most charged was the identification of Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece with extreme War trauma, bodily and mental distress during its 1918-19 Munich display. Yet these Northern Renaissance ‘Afterlives’ remain under-explored. This symposium aims to develop new knowledge of how these and other responses to the Northern Renaissance (in the period spanning the 1890s-late 1920s) become activated via objects, images and words in potently emotive contexts of reception and cultural memory-making to negotiate conflicts of the present.

Key areas of focus will be to consider the significance of new histories, narratives and emblems of Northern Renaissance visual, material and literary cultures, as well as Northern Renaissance cultural and religious legacies. In particular, the aim will be deeper investigation of their entwining with the cultural modernities of the early twentieth century. Topics for exploration will include – via ideas of ‘canonicity’, exhibitions, collecting; science and art, constructs of nation, internationalism, and in fresh contexts of First World War cultural interventions and their aftermath. A pivotal objective of this symposium will be to bring to new attention, the import of displays and stagings of Northern Renaissance art and visual cultures in Europe and internationally, c.1900-1914, to consider their interactions with Italian and expanded constructs of ‘Renaissance’ (German, French, English), and to ask new questions about their entanglement in an emotional politics of cultural reception and uncanny memory, particularly in the writings of Aby Warburg and his contemporaries, from the early 1900s-to the Weimar Republic close.

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