Archives de l’auteur : Florence Fesneau

À propos Florence Fesneau

Doctorante en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne)

Appel à communication : Epistolary Discourse: Letters and Letter-Writing in Early Modern Art


llustration of Pamela: or, Virtue rewarded. In a series of Familiar Letters from a Beautiful Young Damsel to her Parents by Samuel Richardson (1741)

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er juillet 2017

While cultural historians have recently published a number of studies on letters and letter-writing in Early Modern Europe, the subject has not been sufficiently explored from an art historical perspective.

Though some texts on Early Modern private life offer insight on the prominence of the theme in art, a more exhaustive analysis is in order, especially since letters and letter-writing are depicted in art in other contexts besides the domestic realm. Indeed Early Modern epistolary discourse falls into both private and public categories. In the private sector, the Early Modern period saw a significant increase in literacy, especially among women, mainly due to the development of the printing press and the subsequent proliferation of texts. Women no longer dictated their letters to others, but wrote them themselves. As letter-writers, they could now take on intimate roles, such as that of mothers, lovers, or travelers, without the intrusion of a writing assistant. In the public sector, members of the papal curia exchanged letters to publicize new statutes, while spiritual leaders in general often corresponded to offer religious instruction and guidance. Continuer la lecture

CONF: The Garden at War: Deception, Craft and Reason (Buckingham, 8 Jul 17)

William Kent, The Temple of British Worthies, 1734 – 1735, Buckinghamshire, Stowe House.

Type : Conférence

Date : 8 juillet 2017

Lieu : State Music Room, Stowe House, Buckingham, MK18 5EH

Bringing together world-leading academics, art-historians, and contemporary artists, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Aganippe Arts present a day-long symposium held at Stowe House to open the exhibition The Garden at War. The collaborative event aims to provide a forum for exploring issues and ideas raised by the exhibition on the development and relevance of Stowe and its history of neoclassicism. The primary strand of inquiry which informs the symposium concerns the use of the gardens at Stowe as a collaborative art-form. Looking at Stowe in this manner it is possible to read its design through a number of different frameworks; from the influence of the classical world, to the work of conceptual artists like Ian Hamilton Finlay, to the French landscape paintings of Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. Continuer la lecture

Publication : Kunstchronik Heft 6 / Juni 2017

Honoré Pellé, Buste du Roi Charles II (1630–85), marbre, Londres, Victoria & Albert Museum.


Monatsschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, Museumswesen und Denkmalpflege Herausgegeben vom Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München Mitteilungsblatt des Verbandes Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.

  1. Jahrgang / Heft 6 / Juni 2017



Karl Bernhard Stark – ein unbekannter Pionier der Frankreichforschung Christine Tauber, 278 Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Transition(s): concept, methods and case studies (Liege, 30-31 Jan 18)

Justus Sustermans, Portrait de Galilée, 1636, huile sur toile, Londres, Greenwich, National Maritime Museum.

Type : Appel à communication
Date limite de l’appel : 15 septembre 2017
Date de l’événement : 30 – 31 janvier 2018
Lieu : Liège

International PhD Students’ Meetings. PART 1 : “Transition(s): concept, methods and case studies (14th-17th centuries)”, Liège, 30th and 31st January 2018

The Research Unit Transitions. Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (University of Liège) associated with the research laboratory TRAME (Texts, Representations, Archaeology and Memory from Antiquity to the

Renaissance) of the University of Picardie Jules Verne and with the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Renaissance of the University François Rabelais (Tours) on the occasion of International PhD Students’ Meetings in three parts. Implemented by PhD students of these three institutions, the aim of the meetings is to enable exchange and discussion between PhD students, junior researchers and skilled colleagues. The first of these three meetings will be held in Liège on Tuesday January 30th and Wednesday January 31st, 2018.

From the Middle Ages until the upheavals brought about by Galilean science, Europe underwent a period of unceasing questioning which challenged the political balance and its legitimacy, shook the foundations of confessional unity, and expanded the limits of knowledge and of creation. In an attempt to transcend the inherited divisions of the long historiographical tradition, the Research Unit Transitions. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Collaboration in 17th-century France (Princeton, 10-12 May 2018)

Nicolas de Largillière, Portrait de Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, XVIIe siècle, huile sur toile, 132 x 96,5 cm, Chambord, Château de Chambord.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er septembre 2017

Date de l’événement : 10 – 12 mai 2018

Lieu : USA, Princeton

XVe Colloque du CIR 17 – Centre International de Rencontres sur le XVIIe siècle ( Princeton University (USA), 10-12 mai 2018

Créer à plusieurs ? Collaborations littéraires, artistiques et scientifiques au Grand Siècle

Ce colloque pluridisciplinaire se propose d’examiner la place des pratiques collaboratives dans la culture française du XVIIe siècle.

Alors que se renforce la monarchie absolue, incarnée par un souverain unique, il règne dans le domaine des arts et des lettres un esprit (ou impératif) de collaboration d’où résultent de nombreuses œuvres plus ou moins collectives. Il s’agira d’étudier ces productions sous tous leurs aspects (genèse et réception, formes et idées, style et sens), d’interroger leur réussite ou échec, et de les situer par rapport aux ouvrages plus « solitaires ». Pourquoi écrire à quatre mains, voire plus ? Comment peut-on travailler en commun avec son frère ou son maître, un compositeur ou un graveur ? La Bruyère avait-il raison d’écrire : « L’on n’a guère vu jusques à présent un chef-d’œuvre d’esprit qui soit l’ouvrage de plusieurs » ?

Les intervenants pourront analyser des œuvres spécifiques ou bien tenter des synthèses sur les normes et usages propres à certains milieux ou institutions : « salons », cercles érudits, académies royales, communautés religieuses, etc. Les communications qui constituent elles-mêmes des collaborations entre plusieurs chercheurs ou qui présentent des travaux d’équipe seront particulièrement les bienvenues. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Holy children/Liminal bodies (Munich, 30 Nov-1 Dec 17)

Eustache Le Sueur, Agar et l’Ange secourus par l’Ange, 1625 – 1650, huile sur toile, 158 x 114 cm, Rennes, musée des Beaux-Arts.

Type : appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 20 juillet 2017

Date de l’événement : 30 novembre – 1er décembre 2017

Lieu : Munich

Holy children/Liminal bodies. The status and materiality of infancy in early modern visual culture

(International workshop supported by SACRIMA – The Normativity of Sacred Images in Early Modern Europe @ LMU Munich, 30 November-1 December)

Whether as chubby cherubs, playful toddlers or suffering infants, children have pervaded our visual cultures since antiquity. Instilled with intrinsic emotional connotations and a distinctive aesthetic ambiguity, images of children possess diachronic, transcultural and anthropological relevance. However, Christianity’s attachment to a divine child has catalyzed the reception and visual dissemination of images of children in various forms (little angels, Infants Jesus and St John the Baptist, the Holy Innocents, child saints etc.).

How did Christian visual cultures appropriate and transmute images of children, and how did they transmit and/or impose them to other cultures? How have images of children, putti and holy infants migrated in time and in space? What are the aesthetic values, the emotional effects and the cultural significance of these ubiquitous images? While social historians have explored the changes in status and perception of childhood during the early modern period, an extensive exploration of the visual relevance of this theme in sacred imagery has yet has yet to emerge from art historical studies. Taking the seminal studies by Leo Steinberg on the sexuality of Christ and by Charles Dempsey on the putto as fundamental points of departure, this workshop seeks to explore the visualization and materiality of infancy in early modern sacred art in different medias and from a cross-cultural perspective. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Contested forms (Munich, 2-3 Nov 17)

Eustache Le Sueur, La Prédication de Saint Paul, 1649, huile sur toile, 394 x 328 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 20 juillet 2017

Date de l’événement : 2-3 novembre 2017

Lieu : Munich

Contested forms

The limits of the sacred image and the normative power of art in early modern Europe

(International conference supported by SACRIMA – The Normativity of Sacred Images in Early Modern Europe @ LMU Munich, November 2-3, 2017)

The ERC-funded project SACRIMA, The Normativity of Sacred Images in Early Modern Europe, at the Institute for Art History of the LMU Munich invites papers that look afresh at the relations between art, image, cult and law, focusing in particular on the normativity of images, the limits of the sacred image and the normative power of art in Catholic Europe between 1450 and 1650.

Recent investigations of the early modern sacred image have focused on notions of censorship and iconoclasm, ‘controversy’ and the ‘reform of art’. Less attention has been devoted to the ‘normativity’ of images, a notion that we suggest to consider in a double sense: on the one hand, the norms for images elaborated by external and often competing agencies (namely, image theoreticians, the various Inquisitions, episcopal and political authorities etc.); on the other, the visual traditions and norms created, adapted or suggested by artists, during the various stages of conceptualization and finalization of their works. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Artists` festivities. From the present day to the very beginnings (Irsee, 23-25 Mar 18)

Roeland van Laer, Les Bentvueghels dans une auberge romaine, 1626 – 1628, huile sur toile, 88,5 x 147,5 cm, Rome, museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 15 août 2017

Date de l’événement : 23 – 25 mars 2018

Lieu : Bonn, Kunsthistorischen Forums Irsee Schwabenakademie Irsee

6th Spring Academy of the Irsee Art History Forum Schwaben Academy at Irsee (Germany), 23 – 25 March 2018 Artists` festivities. From the present day to the very beginnings.

According to Walter Gropius the best way to deal with problems is to have a party. According to his wife Ilse he described the Bauhaus’

festivities as ‘catharsis’ – without the purifying impact of a boisterous party, similar to a tempestuous thunderstorm, the triad of work, life and art in the community of varied, maladjusted and individual artist would have been very difficult.

The conference on “Künstlerfeste/Artist´s festivals” deals with numerous varieties of diverse assemblages of visual artists, builders, architects, but also musicians and literati. The purpose is to discuss textual and especially illustrated testimonies of the various festivities, based on case studies. In order to show the longue durée of the development and to discover the culture historical crosslinks, we deliberately did not set any topographic or chronologic restriction. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : The Dutch Golden Age (Geneva, 31 May-2 Jun 18)

Arnold Houbraken, Diane et Callisto, XVIIe siècle, huile sur toile, 45 x 58 cm, marché de l’art.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er octobre 2017

Date de l’événement : 31 mai – 2 juin 2018

Lieu : Genève

The Dutch Golden Age: a new aurea ætas? The revival of a myth in the seventeenth-century Republic

In 1719, the painter Arnold Houbraken voiced his regret about the end of the prosperity that had reigned in the Dutch Republic around the middle of the seventeenth century. He indicates this period as especially favorable to artists and speaks of a ‘golden age for art’

(Gulde Eeuw voor de Konst). But what exactly was Houbraken talking about? The word eeuw is ambiguous: it could refer to the length of a century as well as to an undetermined period, relatively long and historically undefined. In fact, since the sixteenth century, the expression gulde(n) eeuw or goude(n) eeuw referred to two separate realities as they can be distinguished today: the ‘golden century’, that is to say a period that is part of history; and the ‘golden age’, a mythical epoch under the reign of Saturn, during which men and women lived like gods, were loved by them, and enjoyed peace and happiness and harmony with nature. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Recasting Reproduction (1500-1800) (London, 18 Nov 17)

Imprimerie en Lettres, Planche de l’Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des métiers, 1751 – 1765.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 6 juillet 2017

Date de l’événement : 18 novembre 2017

Lieu : The Courtauld Institute of Art

The contested concept of “reproduction” stands at a critical nexus of the conceptualisation of Early Modern artistic thought. The early modern period has been characterised by the development of novel and efficient reproduction technologies, as well as the emergence of global empires, growing interconnectedness through trade, warfare and conquest, and the rise of new markets and cultures of collecting. This ethos of innovation and cultural exchange was, however, contextualised against myriad contemporary ideologies still rooted in the values and legends of narratives of the past. Reproduction stood at the centre of this dichotomy. Set against the context of changing cultural tastes and the increasingly overlapping public and private spheres, ‘reproductions’ were involved within changing viewing practices, artistic pedagogy, acts of homage and collecting. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Graphic Mimicry (Philadelphia, 21-22 Oct 17)

Etienne Fessard, Chapelle des Enfants trouvés, 1769, gravure, 81,4 x 62,9 cm, Paris, musée Carnavalet.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er juillet 2017

Date de l’événement : 21 – 22 octobre 2017

Lieu : Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Sessions Graphic Mimicry: Intermediality in Print and the Art of Imitation (Print Think 2017) Tyler School of Art, Temple University Oct. 21-22, 2017

Conference description

Print Think 2017 is co-organized by Amze Emmons and Ashley West, bringing Tyler School of Art’s Art History Department in collaboration with our Printmaking program. This year’s conference, titled Graphic

Mimicry: Intermediality in Print and the Art of Imitation, will examine the intervisual dialogue between prints and other media from both a historical and contemporary perspective of the medium. At the heart of this year’s conference is the fundamental question of how printmaking from its earliest years defined itself in relationship to existing and historically more prominent technologies and media, such as drawing, painting, metalwork, sculpture, and tapestry design. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : European Architectural History Network (Tallinn, 13-16 June 18)

Jean-Jacques Lequeu, Elévation projettée [sic] de la porte de l’entrée d’une Ecole Vétérinnaire [sic]. Proposé aux éleves d’architecture, de l’Ecole de Rouen en 1777, 1777, gravure, 23,4 x 14 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 30 septembre 2017

Date de l’événement : 13 – 16 juin 2016

Lieu : Tallinn.

Abstracts are invited for the fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting, in Tallinn, June 2018. Please submit your abstract by 30 September 2017 to one of the sessions and round tables listed on the webpage Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted straight to the session convenor(s). Include your name, affiliation, title of paper or position, a C.V. of no more than five pages, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Continuer la lecture

Conférence : Transplanted Places (Berlin, 22-24 June 17)

Wörlitz Lake and Church St.Petri in Wörlitz near Dessau, Germany

Type : Conférence

Date : 22 – 24 juin 2017

Lieu : Berlin, Museum of Asian Art, Berlin-Dahlem, Small Lecture Hall

Kunsthistorisches Institut der Freien Universität Berlin

Workshop “TRANSPLANTED PLACES – Garden Design and Shifting Cultural Geographies 1650–1800 Transregional Perspectives”

Venue: Museum of Asian Art, Small Lecture Hall, Takustraße 40, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Joachim Rees, Prof. Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : 8 sessions at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

Eustache Le Sueur, Les Muses Melpomène, Erato et Polymnie, 1652 – 1655, huile sur toile, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Type : Appel en communication

Date de l’événement : 22 – 24 mars 2018

Lieu : Nouvelle Orléans

64th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans

[1] Mimesis and Fantasy in Early Modern Spanish Art. Deadline: Jun 3, 2017

[2] Elemental Force. Deadline: May 31, 2017

[3] Particularities of Place: The Practice of Collecting Early Modern European Art in the Southern United States. Deadline: Jun 3, 2017

[4] French Classicism and French Romanticism: A Necessary Encounter. Deadline: Jun 3, 2017

[5] The Value of Faking It. Deadline: Jun 2, 2017

[6] Beyond Surface: Interrogating the Early Modern Wall and Page. Deadline: Jun 2, 2017 Continuer la lecture

Conférence : Archaeologien der Moderne (Weimar, 29 Jun-1 Jul 17)

Angelica Kauffman, Portrait de Johann Joachim Winckelmann, 1764, huile sur toile, 97 x 71 cm, Zürich, Kunsthaus.

Type : Conférence

Date : 29 juin – 1er juillet 2017

Lieu :  Weimar, Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Festsaal, Frauenplan

Archäologien der Moderne. Winckelmann um 1900

Tagung im Rahmenprogramm der Ausstellung « Winckelmann. Moderne Antike »

(Weimar, Neues Museum, Weimarplatz 5, 07.04.–02.07.2017,

Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) gilt als Begründer der modernen Archäologie und Kunstwissenschaft. Zur Zeit seines 200. Geburtstags im Jahr 1917 scheint seine Bedeutung auf den ersten Blick verblasst gewesen zu sein: Die Großgrabungen in Griechenland im 19. Jahrhundert hatten das Bild der Antike grundlegend verändert.

Tatsächlich reicht Winckelmanns Wirkung jedoch über das Ideal einer klassisch-klassizistischen Ästhetik hinaus. Die Tagung untersucht Winckelmanns Bedeutung in den Diskursen über Antike und Moderne um 1900. Von der Entwicklung neuer archäologischer Methoden über die Polychromie-Debatte bis hin zur Kulturgeschichtsschreibung bleibt Winckelmann eine wichtige Referenzfigur. Continuer la lecture