RENAISSANCE ART AND MUSIC SEMINAR

Counterfeit Renaissance (I): Music and Image

Monday, 15 April 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Hans Holbein the younger, The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the younger, The Ambassadors, (detail). © National Gallery, London, 1533


Speaker(s): Dr David Allinson (University of Bristol); Dr Flora Dennis (University of Sussex); Dr Tim Shephard (University of Sheffield)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Harriette Peel (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Katie Bank and Matthew Laube (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Counterfeit Renaissance (I): Music and Image is the first of two seminars exploring the importance of and problems associated with researching and presenting Renaissance art and music together. Each session will bring together a group of art history and musicology academics to discuss their experiences of tying art and music .....read more




Beyond the Western Mediterranean: Materials, Techniques and Artistic Production, 650–1500
Symposium


10.00 – 18.20, Saturday 20 April 2013 (with registration from 09.30)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Ivory pyxis with poetic inscription, Cordoba, 960s Ivory pyxis with poetic inscription, Cordoba, 960s © Hispanic Society of America, New York

Speaker(s): Silvia Armando (Università di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’); Kathleen Bickford Berzock (Art Institute Chicago); Jonathan Bloom (Boston College); Michael Brett............

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions: over 60) Book online...........

Organised by: Sarah Guérin (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Mariam Rosser Owen (Victoria and Albert Museum)


The notion of a shared Mediterranean culture has become a central tenet in the study of medieval art history. Growing out of the Roman mare nostrum, the Mediterranean as a conduit of communication, dissemination, and transmission throughout the Middle Ages is shaping the scope of our discipline. Yet the investigation into the Mediterranean remains unbalanced, and .....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Eastern Classicisms: The Warsaw Group 'Rytm' and the New Classicism, 1922-32

Monday, 22 April 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Gosia Osinska (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



research Forum Visiting Conservator Seminar

Conservation of the Crusader Period Wall Painting from the Abbey of the Virgin Mary in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, Jerusalem, Israel

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

wall painting with stylised flower and foliage in red, brown, green and word VITAM
Photo: Nicky Davidov, IAA

Speaker(s): Jacques Neguer (Head of Conservation for the Israel Antiquities Authority)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sharon Cather and Professor David Park

In 1999, during work to lay a sewage pipe at the site, two walls with paintings dated to the Crusader period were discovered in the Kidron–Jehoshaphat Valley in Jerusalem. The successful detachment and conservation of the painting allowed identification of the site as the refectory of the Abbey of the Virgin Mary–one of the most important monasteries in Jerusalem during the Byzantine and Crusaders periods. The success of the.....read more



Corpus of Romanesque SculPture in Britain and Ireland Annual lecture 2013

Santiago de Compostela: New Thoughts on the Construction of the Great Pilgrimage Church

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

a capital from the nave of Santiago de Compostela, showing  a mason's mark
A capital from the nave of Santiago de Compostela, showing a mason's mark. Photo: Jennifer Alexander


Speaker(s): Dr Jenny Alexander (History of Art, University of Warwick)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Karen Impey and Jill Franklin

The cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the destination for countless pilgrims across time, is one of Romanesque Europe's most studied buildings, but still attracts the attentions of scholars. Our project, funded by the regional government of Galicia, is to make the first systematic study of the masons' marks on the fabric to discover the progress of construction of the cathedral. By precise.....read more




Research Forum Visiting Conservator Lecture

The Long Journey of the Lod Mosaic – from Roman Times to Today

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

 mosaic of rectangle containing dodecagon split into more shapes each with animals and birds
Photo: Nicky Davidov, IAA

Speaker(s): Jacques Neguer (Head of Conservation for the Israel Antiquities Authority)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sharon Cather and Professor David Park

The magnificent Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel, was discovered in 1996. Excavated, documented and conserved by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the mosaic was reburied due to lack of funding for museum display. Re-excavated in 2009, the mosaic was detached, re-laid on a new support and displayed in several major American museums: The Metropolitan Museum, New York; The Legion.....read more




Research seminar: Joint Medieval Work In Progress and Giotto's O

Illuminated Manuscripts: Art and Science

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Stella Panayotova (Fitzwilliam Museum)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor  John Lowden and Dr Joanna Cannon

Dr. Panayatova's talk will focus on the wider implications of the study of the work of Pacino di Bonaguida in the exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.





Memorabilia from an Age of Troublemaking - Liu Dahong and Katie Hill in Conversation


Thursday, 25 April 2013

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

drawing of spaceship with people blasting off into space, leaving buildings on fire on the ground
Liu Dahong, Gazing into Space. Oil on Canvas, 2011. Courtesy the artist, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong and Rossi & Rossi, London

Speaker(s): Liu Dahong (artist; Professor at Shanghai Normal University) and Dr Katie Hill (Sotheby’s Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Wenny Teo

In conversation with Dr Katie Hill, the renowned Chinese artist Liu Dahong discusses a recent series of paintings on the thematics of childhood and rebellion, fantasy and nostalgia, inspired by his memories of growing up during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Using an eclectic iconography of visual and textual references from an ‘age of troublemaking', Liu’s intensely personal, ludic and carnivalesque scenes of mischief subvert the dominant narrative of absolute political power that has come to define a period of.....read more




Sacred Traditions and the Arts Seminar

Materiality and the Sacred


Friday 26 April 2013
18.00 - 19.30, Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Rock Crystal Cross, Venice (?), C14Rock Crystal Cross, Venice (?), C14, with additionsSpeaker(s): Stefania Gerevini (Lecturer of Byzantine Art History, The Courtauld), Sarah Guérin (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Ben Quash (King’s College London) and Dr Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This seminar will explore the role materiality played in shaping sacred objects in the Middle Ages. By considering the exegetical significance of two key artistic media, ivory and rock crystal respectively, and how scientific and medical texts construed the place of these materials in the natural world, Sarah Guérin and Stefania Gerevini .....read more




Research seminar: EARLY Modern

Making Knowledge in the Republic of Tools – the Mindscape of Early-Modern Journeyman Image-makers

Monday, 29 April 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Katrin Seyler (Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow - Mellon MA)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Katie Scott (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar, which is designed as a supplement to the Spring 2013 Friends Lecture Series: Visualising Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, will introduce the concept of the Republic of Tools. As a companion to the Republic of Letters, the Republic of Tools can be understood as a pan-European community of artisans which cohered by.....read more



Richard McDougall Workshop Summer 2013

Costume in Watercolour, c. 1760-1945

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

14.00 - 16.00, IMAF Centre for the Study of Drawings

ladies in Victorian dress
Charles Conder, Les Incroyables, late 1890s. Watercolour and gouache with graphite on silk. height: 26.2 cm; width: 41.4 cm. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Sloan (Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, places are free but due to limited space advance booking is required.....

Organised by: Prof Caroline Arscott and Dr Rachel Sloan

Costume has played many roles in watercolour since the eighteenth century: as a marker of social class and status, as a record of contemporary fashion, as a locus for fantasy and the imagination. The medium of watercolour has presented artists with complex and fascinating challenges in attempting to represent costume, particularly.....read more




Research Forum Visiting Curator lecture

The 'Problem' of Race in Brazilian Painting, c.1870-1920

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


Modesto Brocos (1852–1936), Redemption of Ham, 1895 (detail). Oil on canvas. 199 × 166 cm (78.3 × 65.4 in). Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro

Speaker(s): Dr Rafael Cardoso (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The prevailing myth that Brazil's modernists of the 1920s discovered negritude needs to be addressed. A distinct upsurge in politically charged representations of black subjects was already noticeable in the 1870s, running parallel to contemporary debates on the abolition of slavery in the Empire of Brazil. By the 1890s, during the early years of the Republic, this trickle of images had swelled into a steady stream of paintings that posited the conflations between poverty and race, labour and.....read more




Research seminar: History of Photography

Image and the Abyss

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Partial view of young boy leaping with his reflection creates a whole of the boy
Detail from ‘Untitled’, The Picture Collection series, Annie MacDonell, 2012

Speaker(s): Annie MacDonell (Grange Prize artist in residence)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass and Sara Knelman

Gathering together a constellation of images, writing and film produced around a single theme, the event is as much performance and screening as it is a talk. The works presented build upon the two texts which have been key to MacDonell's practice over the last few years, Craig Owens' 'Photography en abyme', and Rosalind Krauss' 'Originality of the Avant Garde'.  The talk carves out a.....read more




Research Forum Visiting Curator Seminar

'From the Margin to the Edge': the Making of an Exhibition of Contemporary Brazilian Art

Thursday, 2 May 2013

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Brazilian flag segmented and rearranged
Emmanuel Nassar, Bandeira [Flag], 2011. industrial paint on sheet metal, 260 x 380 cm. artist's collection (courtesy of Milan Gallery)


Speaker(s): Dr Rafael Cardoso (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

Ticket/entry details: Free and open to postgraduate students and teaching staff

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Between June and September 2012, a major exhibition of contemporary art and design from Brazil was staged at Somerset House, in conjunction with the use of the building's riverside galleries as the site of Casa Brasil, the main venue for representing Brazil at the 2012 Olympic Games. From the Margin to the Edge: Brazilian Art and Design in the 21st Century brought together,.....read more



Buddhist Art and its Conservation: London 2013
Conference

18.30 – 21.00, Friday 3 May (DAY 1)

Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum,
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

10.00 – 18.00, Saturday 4 May (DAY2)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Buddhist art and its conservationBetel box in the form of a sacred goose or hintha (associated with the Buddhist shrine). Teak, gilded lacquer, semi-precious stones, metal and glass. Burma, c1800-70, V&A IS.11:14-1969


Speaker(s): Mark Barnard (The British Library); Sharon Cather (The Courtauld Institute of Art); John Clarke (Victoria and Albert Museum); Alexandra Green (The British Museum); Beth McKillop (Victoria and Albert Museum); Divia Patel (Victoria and Albert Museum)................

Ticket/entry details: £20 (£12 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions: over 60) Book online...........

Organised by: Professor David Park (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and John Clarke (Victoria and Albert Museum)

London is a world centre for collecting, curating and conserving Buddhist art. To bring together these essential but often disparate strands, the Research Forum is hosting this conference organised by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and its Conservation at The Courtauld and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Drawing on the richness of London institutions, the programme includes speakers from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the British Library and .....read more




Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow Lecture

Surface, Space, Phantasms: Spectators and Effects in Warhol’s Late Films

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

face bathed in red lighting
Ronald Nameth: Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable, 1966

Speaker(s): William McManus (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow. The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Sometime in July of 1965, Andy Warhol began to break with his signature practice of building films around a single subject or informal context seen entirely from a stationary camera angle in favour of a more disjunctive approach to relations between movement, scale and tableau. The first result of this shift, Space, a conceptual montage of sorts, is often regarded as a failure by critics and.....read more



Caroline Villers Research Fellowship

Masking Tape: From Innovators to Early Adopters and Majority Groups

Thursday, 9 May 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

painting of rectangle split into two triangles, one white, one black
Gardar Eide Einarsson, detail of Arrow Painting, 2011, acrylic on canvas

Speaker(s): Dr Pia Gottschaller (Caroline Villers Research Fellow 2012-13, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

The presentation of initial findings of research into the history of the use of tape in modern and contemporary painting includes a discussion of the material history of tape manufacture as well as the technical implications of different kinds of pressure sensitive tape. Examples of works by members of the American Abstract Artists group, including Harry Holtzman and Charles Shaw, and by Latin American Concrete artists are juxtaposed with tape experiments by Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman to explore questions of cause and effect: why did these artists choose to work with tape in some cases but.....read more





Leonardo da Vinci Society Annual Lecture 2013

Disingenuous Ingenuity in Renaissance Germany: The Case of Walther Hermann Ryff

Friday, 10 May 2013

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Dr Alexander Marr (Lecturer in the History of Art, 1400-1700, University of Cambridge)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Francis Ames-Lewis (Birkbeck)

Dr Marr will discuss Walther Ryff and the imago contrafacta in relation to treatises on anatomy, medicine and the mechanical arts. Especially at issue will be Ryff's ‘disingenuous ingenuity’ in his pillaging and reworking of others' verbal and visual matter, with additional interest in his appropriation of the legacy of Dürer in 1540s Nuremberg....read more



amrita Sher-Gil: 100th Birthday Celebration

Panel Discussion and UK Book Launch

Friday 10 May 2013

18.00 - 20.00, Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art

self portrait of Amrita Sher-Gil and painting of a townscape
© Courtesy Vivan Sundaram

Speakers: Vivan Sundaram (Artist, New Delhi), Deepak Ananth (Art Historian, Critic and Independent Curator, Paris), Celine Eidenbenz (University of Geneva), Professor Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds), Professor Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art).

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Deborah Swallow and Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


2013 is the centenary of the birth of Amrita Sher-Gil, the most significant woman painter of early 20th century India. Sher-Gil (sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo) was an artist of great beauty, intelligence and complexity, who has attained iconic status in India and abroad. Born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian mother, she spent.....read more




The Courtauld Collections: Conservation and Art Historical Analysis: Works from The COurtauld GallerY

Monday, 13 May 2013

13.00 - 15.30 (note time), Research Forum South Room

The Virgin's assumption into heaven surrounded by angels; people pray and watch from below
Francesco Solimena, Assumption of the Virgin, Before 1725 (detail). Acquisition: Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966. P.1966.GP.415. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Research Forum Research Associates Eva Bezverkhny and Olympia Diamond, Ariel Fein and Chloe Head, Soo-Young Leam and Douglas MacLennan.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to The Courtauld Institute of Art's academic staff and postgraduate students. Booking required by 12noon, Wednesday 8 May. Email.....
Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott, Professor Aviva Burnstock and Dr Karen Serres

This is the second of two presentations by this year's Research Associates . Five pairs of Research Associates, each composed of a graduate student from the department of Conservation and Technology and one studying art history, will present the results of their technical and art historical research on paintings from The Courtauld Gallery that are undergoing conservation. The ....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Women as Subject and Object in Art Produced in Russia during WWI

Monday, 13 May 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Natalia Budanova (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



Research Forum Visiting Professor Lecture

Letter-writing and Painting 1500-1900

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

young woman reading a letter, wearing yellow dress and blue bodice
Jean Raoux, Young Woman Reading a Letter [detail], ca.1730. oil on canvas. 99 x 81cm. Louvre Museum, Paris

Speaker(s): Peter Stallybrass (Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In this lecture, Peter Stallybrass will focus both on the material practices of letter-writing in Europe from 1500 to 1900 and on painted representations of the reading and writing of letters in this period. The lecture will include hand-outs of exact facsimiles of four letters (dated 1557, 1762, 1828, and c.1888) as an aid to examining continuities and transformations in letter-writing practices and to help understand how folding patterns and filing systems are represented in paintings.....read more




Research seminar: Renaissance

Paolo Guinigi and Palla Strozzi: Lucchese Influence in Early Renaissance Florence

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Geoff Nuttall (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Scott Nethersole



Research Forum Visiting Professor Seminar

The Materiality of Reading and Writing: What Paintings Can Teach Us (If We Let Them)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Peter Stallybrass (Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania)

Ticket/entry details: Open to postgraduate students and teaching staff

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In this seminar, Peter Stallybrass will look at what Renaissance paintings can teach us about the practices of reading and writing in early modern Europe. Among the topics that we will discuss are: the uses of erasable paper and notebooks by artists; bookmarking systems; and further considerations on letter-writing practices, following on.....read more



Free Press? Radical Histories and Independent Publishing in London

Panel discussion co-organised by The Courtauld Institute of Art and Calvert 22


Thursday, 16 May 2013

18.00 - 20.30, Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP London

calvert 22Issue 1 of 'Freedom', 1886, the oldest existent anarchist newspaper in the UK


Speaker(s): Patrick Goddard (artist); Michel Prigent (independent publisher); Pauline van Mourik Broekman.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but advance booking is advisable....

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Elizaveta Butakova and Calvert 22

Exploring independent publications as a means of creating a space for Leftist discourses, radical theory and cultural critique, this panel discussion invites participants to reflect on the history of independent publishing in .....read more



Historical Displacements and Vital Narratives After the American Century

Conference

Saturday, 18 May 2013

10.00 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.30)

photo of a cracked plane and debris
Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall, 2010 (HD 32 min, video still). Creative Commons license

Speaker(s): include James Boaden (University of York), Eric de Bruyn (Universiteit Leiden), Larisa Dryansky (l'Université Paris-Sorbonne [Paris IV]), Suzanne Hudson (University of Southern California), Molly Nesbit (Vassar College), Luke Skrebowski (University of Cambridge)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission Online booking is now closed. You can register on the day .....

Organised by: William McManus (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, The Courtauld)

This one-day international conference highlights the more pressing interpretive issues around art made during the past eighty or so years. A motivation for this reappraisal is to ask how we might now understand and situate art from within the ending—or at least the transitioning to an acute new stage—of what is often regarded as the “American century”. Such periodization could in part be seen as cause for disciplinary anxiety ....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

A Synthetic Ideal: Mannequin Dancers in the Ballets Russes c.1920-29

Monday, 20 May 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Katerina Pantelides (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



Research seminar: Patterns of Dissent: Contemporaneity in South Asian Art

Subodh Gupta: The Routes of Success

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

boat in a gallery, boat filled with objects from the river
Subodh Gupta, What does the vessel contain, that the river does not, 2012. Mixed media. © Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Speaker(s): Subodh Gupta (Artist, New Delhi) in conversation with Professor Deborah Swallow (Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London) and Jessica Morgan (The Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art, Tate Modern, London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission with advance booking required......

Organised by: Zehra Jumabhoy with Professor Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London)


This Panel Discussion will coincide with What does the vessel contain, that the river does not, Indian artist Subodh Gupta’s solo show at Hauser & Wirth, London, from 18 May to 27 July 2013. The exhibition takes its title from the artwork that will be exhibited – a 20-odd meter long boat, piled high with furniture, a TV set and used pots......read more



Research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

Medieval Art and the Question of the Animal

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Robert Mills (University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof. John Lowden



Art and Death

Workshop 3: Life after Death

Thursday, 23 May 2013

10.00 - 12.30, Research Forum South Room

Art and Death Blessing of a Soul, Percy Tomb, Beverley Minster, c1336-1340 (photo: J. Barker)Speaker(s): Maria Grasso (PhD Candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art); Jonathan Kewley (PhD Candidate, University of Durham); Joana Ramôa Melo (PhD, Universidade ........

Ticket/entry details: The event is free and open to all. There will be no advance booking for this workshop and places will be available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

Organised by: Jessica Barker and Ann Adams (The Courtauld Insitute of Art)

This is the third in a series of three workshops being held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012-2013 to explore the inter-relationship between art and death. These workshops have arisen from an informal group of doctoral..... read more



Faculty Seminar

Religious Poverty, Visual Riches.  Sharing Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

Thursday, 23 May 2013

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

face of St Dominic with monk's tonsure and clothing
Duccio di Buoninsegna, St. Dominic. Detail of Polyptych, c.1300. Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena, no. 28, formerly S. Domenico, Siena. (Photo: Joanna Cannon)

Speaker(s): Dr Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching and curatorial staff. RSVP by 20 May for catering purposes to Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The Dominican friars were vowed to a life of religious poverty, and yet by the end of the fourteenth century their churches contained many visual riches: works of great aesthetic, spiritual and sometimes also financial value. Joanna Cannon's forthcoming study--the first to be devoted to art in the Dominican churches of central Italy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries--seeks to.....read more



Art History and Sound

Workshop series: The Listening Art Historian

Speaking Silence (workshop 3)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

10.00 - 12.00 , Research Forum South Room

man at desk listening, pink disc highlights his ear to show this
Photo source: Illustration based on: Anon. Aby Warburg, 1912


Speaker(s): Nina Ergin (Koç University, Turkey), John Harvey (Aberystwyth University, UK), Asma Neem (Catholic University in Washington DC, USA), Jennifer......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. No booking required

Organised by: Irene Noy and Michaela Zoschg with Professor Katie Scott (The Courtauld).

Art historians constantly encounter traces of sound. These can take the form of notes in an illuminated manuscript, a textual echo of past noise and lost voices, or depictions of instruments, singers and dancers, captured on panel, canvas, paper, film or in wood, marble and.....read more



Light, Colour and Veils

Conference

Saturday, 1 June 2013

10.00 - 18.00 (with registration from 09.30), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Mary Magdalene in silver coloured veil
Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, Mary Magdalene, about 1535-40 (National Gallery, London)


Speaker(s): Stephen Bann (University of Bristol), Jane Bridgeman (Central St Martins College of Arts & Design), Beverly Brown (Independent scholar), Mary Camp (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Chris Fischer (Statens .....

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions: over 60) Booking now open

Organised by: Dr Scott Nethersole

This conference celebrates the on-going work of Professor Paul Hills on the occasion of his retirement from The Courtauld. It takes as its themes, three subjects which are central to the scholarship of his books, The Light of Early Italian Painting (1987) and Venetian Colour: Marble, Mosaic, Painting and Glass, 1250-1550 (1999), and his more recent publications on veils. Although much of Paul’s research and teaching have focused on renaissance Italy.....read more



Research seminar: History of Photography

Either/And

Thursday, 6 June 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

David Harvey-Regan, The Halt (2011) David Harvey-Regan, The Halt (2011). C-type print with axe, 54 x 43cmSpeaker(s):Charlotte Cotton (curator and writer) and Ph: The Photography Research Network (academic network of UK researchers)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sara Knelman and Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art) in collaboration with the National Media Museum

Charlotte Cotton and members of Ph: The Photography Research Network will discuss ideas emerging out of Either/And (www.eitherand.org), a collaboration between the National Media Museum and Ph .....read more





Research seminar: Joint Giotto's O And Medieval/ Renaissance Work In Progress

Duccio's Maestà: Florence, Siena, Assisi and Rome

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Bram Kempers (University of Amsterdam)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden and Dr Scott Nethersole




The Art of Collecting: Questioning Status and Practices


Thursday 13 June

16.00 – 19.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

the art of collectingDavid Teniers the Younger, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his Gallery,(detail) ca. 1650, Kunsthistorishes Museum, ViennaSpeaker(s): Jeffrey Boloten (ArtInsight); Alex Heath (International Art Consultants Ltd); Philip Hook (Impressionist and Modern Department, Sotheby's).......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Agathe Jacquemet and Amélie Timmermans with Satish Padiyar (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This workshop will initiate a critical debate on the changing status of the collector within the art world. Inspired by the unique patronage of Samuel Courtauld, we wish to open up a new forum of discussion connecting collectors, curators, auctioneers, dealers and art consultants......read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Fashion, Modernisation, and the ‘Esthétique Industrielle’: Promoting the Vêtement ‘Tout-Fait’ in 1950s France

Monday, 17 June 2013   POSTPONED to the autumn term  (date to be advised soon)

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Alexis Romano (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



Research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

Almost Twenty Years between Visigoths and Umayyads. Updated Remarks on Early Medieval Hispanic Churches

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Maria Ángeles Utrero Agudo (Ramón y Cajal Senior Fellow, IH-CSIC)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden and Dr Tom Nickson




Mariele Neudecker and Mary McIntyre in Conversation

Spectacular Isolation: Framing the Landscape

Friday, 21 June

18.00 – 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

MA curatingMary McIntyre, ‘The Lough V’, 2006. Courtesy the artist and Arts Council EnglandSpeaker(s): Mariele Neudecker and Mary McIntyre

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Stella Gray, Charlotte Hopson with Martin Caiger-Smith (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Mariele Neudecker and Mary McIntyre are interested in the ways in which place is constructed, represented and perceived. Both artists engage with the Western landscape tradition, in particular the concept of the Sublime, investigating the relationship between landscape, human presence and emotional response. Exploring ideas of atmosphere and scale, reality and illusion......read more




RENAISSANCE ART AND MUSIC SEMINAR

Counterfeit Renaissance (II): Art and Sensory Experience

Thursday, 27 June 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Gerard David, Nativity with Donors and S. Jerome and S. LeonardGerard David, Nativity with Donors and S. Jerome and S. Leonard, (detail). © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, c.1510-15Speaker(s):Helen Deeming (Royal Holloway, University of London); Stuart Frost (British Museum); Jennifer Sliwka.......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Harriette Peel (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Katie Bank and Matthew Laube (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Counterfeit Renaissance (II): Experiencing Art with Music is the second of two seminars exploring the importance of and problems associated with researching and presenting Renaissance art and music together. Each session will bring together a group of art history and musicology academics to discuss their experiences of tying art and music together in their professional lives; the first......read more







Future conferences


Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period
Fifth Early Modern Symposium


Call for Papers
21 June 2013

Symposium to take place Saturday 26 October 2013

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of the sculptor Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of the sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, c. 1553. Oil on canvas, 87.5 x 70 cm. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.Complex narratives spanning months, years or even decades exist behind the single bracketed date attached to artworks to indicate their moment of execution or completion. This one-day symposium will explore the ‘ante-natal’ development of early modern art from its conception to its ‘quickening’ and eventual birth. The process fascinated contemporary theorists and continues to raise questions for modern art historians. For example, when was an artistic project considered finished or unfinished? What terms were used to indicate the various stages of bringing an artwork into being, and what implications did these terms have for authorship .....read more









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