American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (19-21 mars 2020)
Date limite : 15 septembre 2019
The influence of the Greco-Roman world permeated eighteenth-century visual and material culture following the excavations that began at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Demand for large-scale sculpture and their copies, Greek vases, and the many Neoclassical paintings that were influenced by antiquity rose in the wake of eighteenth-century excavations as collectors passionately sought such objects. Likewise, more portable souvenirs such as prints, micro-mosaics, fans, gems, and architectural models also found their way into collectors’ hands. This panel seeks papers that examine the intersections of collecting, antiquities, and eighteenth-century art. What new perspectives can be used to explore how Greco-Roman art functioned in collecting during the long eighteenth century? This panel looks to examine collecting more broadly, including collections of specific collectors, types of popular collectibles, or reworked Greco-Roman artifacts. Papers focusing on non-traditional or little-known objects and collectors are particularly welcome.
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá /Sede Caribe, Cartagena de Indias
Date limite : 30 septembre 2019
Relics and the Arts between Europe and America: Debating Shared Histories
This international conference aims to explore art historical issues regarding relics and reliquaries in the early modern period in the Iberian world. By bringing together papers that deal both with the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, we also wish to provide a forum for wider discussion and debate regarding the presumed ‘shared histories’ of these territories as far as concerns relics and reliquaries, objects which are as peculiar as they are inextricably tied to the Catholic societies of this age. The conference focuses on four thematic units, described below.
1. Relics and Relic-Images In the last decades, the historiography of art and religion in the Spanish American viceroyalties has seen a considerable rise in studies of miraculous images, many of which were endowed with a special status similar to that of relics. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as ‘relic-images’, the most obvious example being the Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico. On the other hand, relics and the art they generated, as well as the concomitant process of the construction of local identity usually associated with religious practice, belief and material culture, have been far less explored for the Spanish American viceroyalties. Consequently, it is often believed that relics were less important in the American continent than in Europe and Spain. This session invites debate about this matter in order to better understand the nature of these two types of objects –relics and images– and how they relate to each other. Continuer la lecture de « Appel à communication : « Relics and the Arts between Europe and America » (Bogota, 8-12 juin 2020) »
Der erste Teil des Workshops nimmt Verbindungen der frühneuzeitlichen Praxis des Sammelns und Präsentierens von Dingen in Wunderkammern zu Formen des Erzählens in den Blick. Dabei werden folgende Fragen im Zentrum stehen: Welche Rolle kommt narrativen Ordnungsformen bei der räumlichen Inszenierung und erschließenden Wahrnehmung von Objekten in einer Wunderkammer zu? Werden diese Ordnungsformen in Texte und bildliche Darstellungen, die narrative Elemente aufweisen, übernommen, durch sie weiter ausgearbeitet, reflektiert und verbreitet? Finden sich narrativ organisierte Sammlungen auch in der Literatur- und Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters und inwiefern schließen die Ordnungen frühneuzeitlicher Wunderkammern hieran an?