Auteur : Florence Larcher

Parution : Michael Zell, « Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the Gift in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2021

This book offers a new perspective on the art of the Dutch Golden Age by exploring the interaction between the gift’s symbolic economy of reciprocity and obligation and the artistic culture of early modern Holland. Gifts of art were pervasive in seventeenth-century Europe and many Dutch artists, like their counterparts elsewhere, embraced gift giving to cultivate relations with patrons, art lovers, and other members of their social networks. Rembrandt also created distinctive works to function...

Parution : Lizet Klaassen (dir.), « Harmony in Bright Colors. Memling’s God the Father with Singing and Music-Making Angels Restored », Turnhout, Brepols, 2021

Hans Memling’s God the Father with Singing and Music-making Angels formed the upper register of an enormous polyptych painted for the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria la Real in Nájera, Spain. The three large panel paintings are undoubtedly among the most monumental works of early Netherlandish painting. Since 1895 they have belonged to the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), where a team of conservators and scholars have devoted themselves in...

Parution : Richard Thompson Ford, « Dress Codes. How the Laws of Fashion Made History », New York, Simon & Schuster, 2021

Dress codes are as old as clothing itself. For centuries, clothing has been a wearable status symbol; fashion, a weapon in struggles for social change; and dress codes, a way to maintain political control. Merchants who dressed like princes and butchers’ wives wearing gem-encrusted crowns were public enemies in medieval societies structured by social hierarchy and defined by spectacle. In Tudor England, silk, velvet, and fur were reserved for the nobility and ballooning pants called...

Parution : Piers Baker-Bates, Irene Brooke (dir.), « Portrait Cultures of the Early Modern Cardinal », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2021

The visual legacy of early modern cardinals constitutes a vast and extremely rich body of artworks, many of superb quality, in a variety of media, often by well-known artists and skilled craftsmen. Yet cardinal portraits have primarily been analysed within biographical studies of the represented individual, in relation to the artists who created them, or within the broader genre of portraiture. No more profound investigation of these as a specific category of object has ever...

Parution : Susanna Burghartz et al. (dir.), « Materialized Identities in Early Modern Culture, 1450-1750. Objects, Affects, Effects », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2021

This collection embraces the increasing interest in the material world of the Renaissance and the early modern period, which has both fascinated contemporaries and initiated in recent years a distinguished historiography. The scholarship within is distinctive for engaging with the agentive qualities of matter, showing how affective dimensions in history connect with material history, and exploring the religious and cultural identity dimensions of the use of materials and artefacts. It thus aims to refocus our...

Parution : Tanja Jones (dir.), « Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe. c. 1450-1700 », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2021

This volume presents the first collection of essays dedicated to women as producers of visual and material culture in the Early Modern European courts, offering fresh insights into the careers of, among others, Caterina van Hemessen, Sofonisba Anguissola, Luisa Roldán, and Diana Mantuana. Also considered are groups of female makers, such as ladies-in-waiting at the seventeenth-century Medici court. Chapters address works by women who occupied a range of social and economic positions within and around...

Parution : Heather Madar (dir.), « Prints as Agents of Global Exchange. 1500-1800 », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2021

The significance of the media and communications revolution occasioned by printmaking was profound. Less a part of the standard narrative of printmaking’s significance is recognition of the frequency with which the widespread dissemination of printed works also occurred beyond the borders of Europe and consideration of the impact of this broader movement of printed objects. Within a decade of the invention of the printing press, European prints began to move globally. Over the course of...

Appel à contribution : « Humankind and Fat. Attraction, Repulsion, Health and Politics », Timişoara, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies / C-CLASC at the Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, 27-29 octobre 2021, date limite le 30 août 2021

Fat that our bodies accumulate, fat we consume, our representations of fatty foods and bodies… The relationships between humankind and fat are a fascinating topic for social and medical scientists. They are highly variable according to the places and the times and, often, much more nuanced and complex that the dominant discourse suggests. Not very so long ago, European peasants valued fat. Today, their urbanised descendants have panic attacks if they have to move a...

Parution : J. Vanessa Lyon, « Figuring Faith and Female Power in the Art of Rubens », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Figuring Faith and Female Power in the Art of Rubens argues that the Baroque painter, propagandist, and diplomat, Peter Paul Rubens, was not only aware of rapidly shifting religious and cultural attitudes toward women, but actively engaged in shaping them. Today, Rubens’s paintings continue to be used — and abused — to prescribe and proscribe certain forms of femininity. Repositioning some of the artist’s best-known works within seventeenth-century Catholic theology and female court culture, this book...

Parution : Frédéric Cousinié et al. (dir.), « Connecteurs divins. Objets de dévotion dans l’Europe moderne (XVIe-XVIIe siècle) », Paris, Ars, 2020

TABLE DES MATIÈRES : Introduction (F. Cousinié) / Porter l’Agnus Dei. Usages et images des bijoux sacrés entre Renaissance et Contre-Réforme (Anne Lepoittevin, Sorbonne Université) / Le chapelet entre dénonciations et défenses. La critique du rosaire dans la littérature religieuse et la culture visuelle réformées du XVIe siècle (Daniela Solfaroli Camillocci, Université de Genève) / Légitimation et inscription fictionnelle – Ceinture, Cordon, Scapulaire dans la France du XVIIe siècle (Frédéric Cousinié, Université de Rouen-Normandie) /...

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