Conference The Artistic Taste of Nations

Poster ATN conference 2019

Program conference – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – 13-15 June 2019

The Artistic Taste of Nations: Contesting Geographies of European Art 1550-1815

Thursday June 13

12.00 – 12.30    Registration
12.30 – 13.00    Welcome

Gert-Jan Burgers (director research institute CLUE+)
Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit)

Session 1 – Academies of art and artistic nations
Moderator: Arno Witte (KNIR Rome/ Universiteit van Amsterdam)

13.00 – 13.35     Notions of Nationhood and Artistic Identity in 17th Century Rome, Susanne Kubersky-Piredda (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte Rome)

13.35 – 14.10     Spanish artists and the Academies: places of belonging in the second half of XVII Century in Rome, Maria Onori (Sapienza Università di Roma)

14.10 – 14.45     Shaping architecture. The case of the Regia Accademia di Pittura, Scultura e Architettura in Mantua, Ludovica Cappelletti (Politecnico di Milano)

14.45 – 15.15    Break

Session 2 – Drawings, connoisseurship and geography
Moderator: Klazina Botke (Vrije Universiteit)

15.15 – 15.50     Father Sebastiano Resta (1635-1714) and the Italian schools of design, Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò (Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’)

15.50 – 16.25    Connoisseurship beyond geography: some puzzling drawings from Filippo Baldinucci’s personal collection, Federica Mancini (Musée du Louvre Paris)

16.25 – 17.00    Arthur Pond’s Prints in Imitations of Drawings: Connoisseurship and the National School in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain, Sarah W. Mallory (Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts)

17.00 – 18.00    Drinks, Vrije Universiteit

18.30 – 21.30    Dinner with speakers and moderators (at one’s own expense)

Friday June 14

09.00 – 09.30    Registration

Session 1 – The taste and genius of nations
Moderator: Marije Osnabrugge (Université de Genève)

9.30 – 10.05       The ‘taste of nations’. Roger de Piles’s diplomatic views on European art, Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

10.05 – 10.40    How do great geniuses appear in a nation? A historiographical problem for the Enlightenment period, Pascal Griener (Université de Neuchâtel)

10.40 – 11.10 Break

Session 2 – Print collecting and school formation
Moderator: Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

11.10 – 11.45     Between theory and practice: Dezallier d’Argenville’s idea on print collections, Gaëtane Maës (Université de Lille)

11.45 – 12.20    Des Notices générales au Manuel du Curieux : Michael Huber et l’Ecole française de gravure. (From Notices Générales to Manuel du Curieux: Michael Huber and the French school of printmaking), Véronique Meyer (Université de Poitiers)

12.20 – 12.55    Chronology and School – Questioning two competing criteria for the classification of graphic collections around 1800, Stephan Brakensiek (Universität Trier)

12.55 – 14.00    Lunch break (speakers and moderators only)

Session 3 – Transnational identities
Moderator: t.b.a.

14.00 – 14.35    Towards the construction of an Italian school. The transformative Power of Place in Bellori’s Lives, Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)

14.35 – 15.10    Claimed by all or too elusive to include: the place of mobile artists in artist biographies and the local canon, Marije Osnabrugge (Université de Genève)

15.10 – 15.45    The Galeriewerk and the Self-Fashioning of Artists at the Dresden Court, Ewa Manikowska (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw)

15.45 – 16.15    Break

Session 4 – Practices of classification
Moderator: Ingrid Vermeulen (Vrije Universiteit)

16.15-16.50        The Dutch and Flemish Schools of Painting in Eighteenth-Century Art Literature, Auction Catalogues and Collections: Together or Apart?, Everhard Korthals Altes (Technische Universiteit Delft)

16.50-17.25       Pieter Cornelis van Leyden´s collections of prints and paintings: content, organization and schools, Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

17.25-18.00        «In the school of the Netherlands I joined two schools, Flemish and Holandaise, I even added some German painters»: The problem of European artistic schools in the context of the Russian Enlightenment, Irina Emelianova (Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Ch))

18.30 – 21.30     Conference dinner with speakers and moderators at the Botanical Gardens, Vrije Universiteit

Saturday June 15

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

Session 1 – Schools going public: the picture gallery
Moderator: Everhard Korthals Altes (Technische Universiteit Delft)

9.30 – 10.05       In search of a higher order: the organisation of the Munich Hofgartengalerie at the end of the eighteenth century, Cécilia Hurley (École du Louvre/ Université de Neuchâtel)

10.05 – 10.40    An organisation by schools considered too commercial for the newly founded Louvre Museum, Christine Godfroy-Gallardo (HICSA Université Paris I – Sorbonne)

10.40 – 11.15     The “Louvre effect”. The new arrangement of the Vatican Pinacoteca and Guattani’s catalogue I più celebri quadri delle diverse scuole italiane (1820), Pier Paolo Racioppi (Fondazione IES Abroad Italy Rome)

11.15 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.15    Panel discussion and closing remarks

13.30 – 15.00    Visit Rijksmuseum print room (speakers and moderators only)

End of conference