Catégorie : Actualité de la recherche en histoire de l’art de la Renaissance

Nouvelle édition : Daniel Arasse, Léonard de Vinci, Paris, Hazan, 2019

Nouvelle édition dans la collection Les Incontournables Hazan qui reprend dans un format “beau-livre”, les best-sellers publiés par les éditions Hazan. Personnage flamboyant, artiste universel, génie parmi les génies  : l’image répandue de Léonard a quelque chose de convenu, comme une obligation d’admirer qui gêne pour comprendre. Ce livre porte sur Léonard un regard neuf. Il montre comment cet autodidacte, uomo senza lettere selon ses propres termes, finit par devenir, par la curiosité et l’observation,...

Appel à contribution : “Dialogues Between Images and Texts”, The Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athènes, 8-11 juin 2020, date limite le 4 novembre 2019

This symposium considers how images and texts come into dialogue in the visual and the performing arts. Historically, the interest in the relation of the visual to the textual derives from the philosophical debates around ekphrasis and as to whether painting or poetry is more adequate in expressing thoughts and emotions (cf. Lessing’s Laocoon). Meanwhile, Da Vinci praises both, each medium excelling in its own way. In modern times, visual and textual juxtapositions become central...

Parution : Lorenzo Pericolo et Elisabeth Oy-Marra (dir.), Perfection, the Essence of Art and Architecture in Early Modern Europe, Turnout, Brepols, 2019

Whether a painting, a sculpture, or a building, works of art in early modern Europe must achieve the highest degree of perfection. If in the Middle Ages perfection is mostly perceived as a technical quality inherent in craftsmanship–a quality that can be judged according to often unspoken criteria agreed upon by the members of a guild–from the fifteenth century onwards perfection comes to incorporate a set of rhetorical and literary qualities originally extraneous to art...

Conférence : Domenico Laurenza, Du corps de l’homme au corps de la terre. Léonard de Vinci entre art et science, Paris, musée du Louvre, le 31 octobre 2019 à 18h30

L’étude anatomique du corps de l’homme et l’étude géologique du corps de la terre sont probablement les champs scientifiques dans lesquels Léonard de Vinci a obtenu les meilleurs résultats. En effet, il avait pour ambition de renouveler l’anatomie en tant que science en allant bien au-delà de l’horizon d’autres artistes-anatomistes de son époque, de Pollaiolo à Michel-Ange. De la même manière, il élabora une théorie de la Terre aussi complexe que celle des plus grands...

Ressource : ‘Hidden Florence’ App: Free Resource for Teachers and Students

Hidden Florence’ smartphone app is a major digital public history project designed for students and teachers, as well as for a general public; it can be used on-site as a geolocated walking app, or remotely. ‘Hidden Florence’, first launched in 2014, is centred on character-led walks using the 1584 Bonsignori map of Florence. From one prototype character, there are now five, spanning the 1450s to 1560s. There are three men and two women, rich and...

Exposition : « Caravaggio and Bernini », Vienne – Kunsthistorisches Museum, du 15 octobre 2019 au 19 janvier 2020

The baroque spectacle full of drama and passion In fall 2019, a line-up of singular masterpieces is coming together in Vienna: paintings by Caravaggio, sculptures by Bernini, and other main works of early Roman Baroque will be shown at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Special Exhibition entitled Caravaggio & Bernini shows how stirring emotions all of a sudden came to be a subject matter for painting and sculpture. The show combines spectacular loans from all over...

Conférence : Carlo Severi, “Parer Vivo”, Agency, and Perspective. A Proposal for the Anthropology of Western Art, Florence, I Tatti, le 24 octobre 2019 à 18h

Leon Battista Alberti wrote in De Pictura that all painting using the method of perspective must exhibit “parer vivo” the appearance of life in the image. If the artist achieves this goal, the figures will show not only an accurate image of reality but also the “movements of the soul” that confirm the presence of life. Deeply rooted in the notion of perspective, “parer vivo” is distinct from the geometric rules for composing the image, decoding depth,...

Appel à contribution : “L’amore, le armi, le stelle. Basinio da Parma and the Humanists at Sigismondo Malatesta’s Court”, Rimini, Museo della Città, 14-16 mai 2020, date limite le 4 novembre 2019

By the middle of the fifteenth century Rimini had become a major center of Italian humanism. The cultural patronage of the famous condottiere Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417–1468), attracted numerous artists, writers, and scholars, who came to the city and created works for which Rimini is still widely known today. In spite of recently intensified research on this topic, various questions about the philosophical, literary and artistic output of this circle remain open. In particular, the...

Exposition : « Master/Apprentice: Imitation and Inspiration in the Renaissance », The Cleveland Museum of Art, du 13 octobre 2019 au 23 février 2020

Michelangelo’s sculptures, paintings, and architectural projects have been the subject of artistic admiration for more than 500 years. As a companion to Michelangelo: Mind of the Master, on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall from September 22, 2019, to January 5, 2020, Master/Apprentice: Imitation and Inspiration in the Renaissance surveys the impact of Michelangelo—his practice, his projects, and his biography—on artists working in the Renaissance and beyond. The works on view...

Parution : Barbara Aniello et Elisabetta Gnignera (dir.), Lorenzo da Viterbo – Magister Pictor del Rinascimento italiano 1469-2019, Rome, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 2019

Il progetto editoriale Lorenzo da Viterbo, Magister Pictor del Rinascimento Italiano, nato in occasione del 550° anniversario dell’esecuzione degli affreschi della Cappella Mazzatosta in Santa Maria della Verità a Viterbo (1469-2019), si propone di portare all’attenzione della critica la figura di un pittore che rappresenta un unicum nel panorama del tardo Quattrocento italiano. Il presente volume affronta in modo sistematico e approfondito non solo tematiche legate alla genesi delle immagini, al contesto storico che le...