Appel à communication : « Vasari on Technique: Matter and Making », session de la RSA, Boston, date limite le 25 mai 2015


« Vasari on Technique : Matter and Making »




In contradistinction to the biographical portion of the Lives, Giorgio Vasari’s “Introduction to the Three Arts of Design” has received relatively scant attention. This double session revisits the Introduction’s thirty chapters devoted to the materials and creative processes involved in the production and reception of a wide range of media, from stained glass to mosaics, gold ground to intarsia, painting on canvas to damask work. The aim of this session is to incorporate the Introduction into the larger corpus of scholarship on Vasari, early modern art theory, materiality, and pictorial composition.

Papers discussing the Introduction’s characterization of the so-called minor arts are particularly welcome. Please submit a 150-word abstract and a 1-page (300 words) CV to David Young Kim ( by May 25, 2015.




Marie Piccoli-Wentzo

Marie Piccoli-Wentzo est doctorante en histoire de l'art moderne à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches portent sur l'image du désert dans l'art italien de la fin de l'époque médiévale et du début des temps modernes (XIVe-XVIe siècle).

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