Archives de l’auteur : Florence Fesneau

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

Conférence : Las copias de obras maestras de la pintura (Madrid, 26-27 Jun 17)

Jean Nocret, Autoportrait, 1674, huile sur toile, Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Type : Conférence

Date : 26 – 27 juin 2017

Lieu : Espagne, Madrid, Museo del Prado, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23

Las copias de obras maestras de la pintura en las colecciones de los Austrias y el Museo del Prado.

An internacional conference on the pictorial copies collected in the Spanish royal collections during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries and the European context of this phenomenon, will be celebrated in the Museo del Prado next June 26-27.

Under the title « Pictorial Copies of Masterpieces in the Habsburgs Collections and the Museo del Prado », the conference will be structured in four sections:

1) Historiographic Vision, Processes of Copying, Artistic Literature and Inventories.

2) Copies from Great Masters, between Admiration and Devotion.

3) Royal Portraits and Modern Diplomacy

4) Collecting Copies in Madrid and other European cities. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment (Brisbane, 13-15 Dec 17)

Etienne Jeaurat, Le marchand d’orviétan, huile sur toile, 45,1 x 37,1 cm, marché de l’art.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er août 2017

Date de l’événement : 13 – 15 décembre 2017

Lieu : Australie, Brisbane, Griffith University and the University of Queensland

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce that the sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar, Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, will be held in Brisbane, Australia, at Griffith University and the University of Queensland on the 13th to 15th December 2017. We welcome proposals for papers or panels on the theme ‘Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment’, broadly conceived as referring to the plurality of Enlightenments as well as the ideas and uses of nature which they endorsed, and the spaces in which they developed.  In the inclusive spirit of the David Nichol Smith Seminar, proposals may address any aspect of the long eighteenth century. Especially relevant topics include: Continuer la lecture

Conférence : Schoene Wissenschaften (Wien, 19-20 Jun 17)

Kaiser Joseph II., Porträt in Uniform des Chevaux-Leger-Regiments Nr. 1 mit Ordensschmuck, vers 1780, huile sur toile, marché de l’art.

Type : Conférence

Date : 19-20 juin 2017

Lieu : Autriche, Vienne, ÖAW, Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien

Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen (IKM) der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)

Internationale Tagung



„Schöne Wissenschaften“ beschäftigt sich mit den Sammlungen unter Kaiser Joseph II. und macht sie zum Ausgangspunkt weitreichender Fragen zur Sammlungsgeschichte, zum Öffentlichkeits- und Wissenschaftsverständnis im Wien des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Sowohl kunst- als auch naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen stehen zur Diskussion sowie verschiedene, thematisch mit diesen verknüpfte Systematisierungs- und Ordnungsprojekte. Diesen disziplinär unterschiedlich gelagerten, aber in inhaltlicher, zeitlicher und örtlicher Parallele entstandenen Initiativen trägt die interdisziplinäre Tagung Rechnung, indem sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus verschiedenen Fachgebieten mit unterschiedlichen methodischen Ansätzen auf ein gemeinsames Thema konzentrieren: Aus der Perspektive des Sammelns, des Ordnens und des Präsentierens soll der Frage nachgegangen werden, inwieweit die josephinischen Sammlungen die Ideen der Aufklärung bündeln, in die Praxis übersetzen, verbreiten und popularisieren und sie so – exemplarisch für den bis heute nachwirkenden Paradigmenwechsel jener Zeit – zu Wissens- und Erkenntnisorten werden. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : European Lacquer in Context (Brussels, 18-19 Jan 18)

Commode galbée, en laque européen, au vernis Martin. Attribuée à Mathieu Criaerd . Epoque Louis XV. Photo Thierry De Maigret

Type : appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 4 juin 2017

Date de l’événement : 18 – 19 janvier 2018

Lieu : Belgique, Bruxelles, Jubelpark

The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium), the University of Antwerp (UA, Antwerp, Belgium) and the Royal Museums of Art and History (KMKG-MRAH, Brussels, Belgium) invite you to participate in our two-day conference European Lacquer in Context.

The theme of this conference is European lacquers in a broad sense: theoretical and practical work concerning conservation and restoration, art historical, technological and chemical research will be highlighted. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Vanitas. Reconsideration of a pictorial concept

Philippe de Champaigne, Vanitas, vers 1671, huile sur toile, 28 x 37 cm, Le Mans, musée Tessé.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 30 juin 2017

Date de l’événement : 24 – 26 mai 2018

Lieu : Belgique, Gand

Vanitas. Reconsideration of a pictorial concept

ANKK-sponsored Session

One of the most controversial pictorial concepts within the methodological debate of Netherlandish art history certainly was (and still is) the concept of the Vanitas of the mundane world. It has become quite common to view and subsume Dutch still life painting under the aspect of transience and to claim that those works include a moralizing message: The depicted objects – may it be the skull or hourglass, overturned glasses, wilted flowers, money, jewelry or instruments (used either in daily life or in art and science) – have been interpreted by art historical scholarship in rather generalizing terms as symbols of the vanity and impermanence of human life. Besides this rather cultural pessimistic interpretation there are additional readings of still life painting – for example a more sensualistic approach emphasizing the cognitive power of sense perception; or a social-historic position that links the genre to seventeenth-century European economic expansion by accentuating the importance of goods as a means to establish identity. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Session at SAH : The Architecture of Commercial Networks 1500–1900

Le Commerce que les Indiens du Mexique font avec les François au Port de Mississipi, 1717, gravure, 45,5 x 83 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 15 juin 2017

Date de l’événement : 18 – 22 avril 2018

Lieu : Minnesota, Saint Paul, International Conference Society of Architectural Historians

The Architecture of Commercial Networks 1500–1900

Improvements in communications and transport technology during the early modern period enabled new forms of global connectedness. Exploiting these technologies, European kingdoms were able to extend their reach and influence throughout the world, establishing lucrative markets for exotic goods. Embedded within the processes of imperial expansion and international commercial competition were sophisticated networks of trade relations, embracing metropolitan financial centers and local markets. Characteristic of this chain of transaction were the buildings that gave it physical form—a facilities infrastructure that enabled the processing, storage, and shipment of goods.

This session invites proposals that engage directly with the history of trade and infrastructural architectures in the context of commercial networks. It asks participants to consider ideas of spatial integration and common enterprise that such networks relied upon and engendered.
Questions include: in what ways were buildings concerned with trade shaped by their location within wider networks of related structures? What role did standardization and seriality play in the erections of such buildings? How did corporate identity affect type, style, and ornamentation? And, what relationships existed between spatial organization and technical specification in the ordering, processing, and conservation/preservation of goods?

The session especially welcomes proposals that engage wider historiographic frames of reference, such as regional, oceanic, and World/Global historiographies, methods of cultural and historical geography, the history of ‘things,’ as well as economic and business history, to provide further insight into the extended and systematized nature of networked space. This may include consideration of the colossal joint-stock corporations of the early modern period, such as the Asian and African trading companies of Britain, Holland, and France; smaller national and international mercantile syndicates of early modern Europe; or, later in the nineteenth century, large-scale agricultural, transportation, and mining corporations operating in Africa, the Americas, and Australasia.

Session Chairs: G. A. Bremner, University of Edinburgh, and Katie Jakobiec, University of Oxford

Please submit an abstract through the SAH website
Deadline: 15 June 2017, at 5pm CDT.—-saint-paul/2018-call-for-papers#40

Appels à communication : 11 sessions at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

Rembrandt, La coquille, vers 1650, gravure, 9,7 x 13,2 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appels à conférence

Date de l’événement : 22 – 24 mars 2018

Lieu : Nouvelle-Orléans

Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans, March 22 – 24, 2018

[1] Reconnecting: New Thoughts on Art and the Spectator in Renaissance

[2] Representing Adultery in the Early Modern Netherlands

[3] Revisiting Reproductive Printmaking

[4] Early Modern Spanish Scholarship and Mentorship: Papers in Honor of
James Amelang

[5] New Directions in Dress and Identity Research

[6] Conchophilia: Shells as Exotica in the Early Modern World

[7] Sculpture in Rome, 1450-1650: New Perspectives

[8] Reassessing Francesco I de’ Medici: Art, Science, and Materiality
in Late Renaissance Florence

[9] Mnemosyne/Memory

[10] Prophetism and the New World in Early Modern History

[11] Sculpture in Spain Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : all-over. Magazin fuer Kunst und Aesthetik, Nr. 13

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite : 16 juin 2017

Contributions for issue #13 can be submitted in the following formats:

– Articles (max. 25 000 characters, incl. blanks, peer-review)
– Essays (max. 20 000 characters)
– Exhibition-Reviews (running at the time of submission)
– Book-Reviews (publications no older than three years)

A brief CV, a 150-word abstract and thematic keywords are to be attached to your manuscript.
All submissions are to be sent via e-mail to Please note that the use of our style sheet is mandatory. A downloadable version can be found at: (in the section Guidelines).

Deadline for issue #13 is July 16th, 2017.

all-over is an independent and noncommercial online magazine published within the field of art, theory and aesthetics. Every six months the publications brings together scientific and artistic contributions.
Along with the basic approach of all-over we do not restrict our issues to a single subject or discipline. The publication aims for a considerate examination of historical and contemporary modes of art production and their theoretical context.

all-over is available as full-text online, and as free pdf-download.
All published issues remain accessible in our online archive.

all-over was founded in 2010 and is based in Basel and Vienna. The publication acts independently and is not affiliated with any institution. The magazine is published by Hannah Bruckmüller, Jürgen Buchinger, Barbara Reisinger und Stefanie Reisinger.

Appel à communication : Moral Cultures (Paderborn, 19-22 Sep 18)

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Une jeune fille qui pleure son oiseau mort, 1765, huile sur toile, 53,3 x 46 cm, Edimbourg, The National Galleries of Scotland.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 30 juin 2017

Date de l’événement : 19 – 22 septembre 2018

Lieu : Allemagne, Paderborn

Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts Annual Conference Moral Cultures (Paderborn, September 19-22, 2018)

Hardly any term is as ubiquitous during the 18th century as the term ‘morale’. For Niklas Luhmann the ‘universalization of moral demands’ is a pivotal trigger in the ongoing transformation of society from stratified to functional differentiation:  It forces back religion’s dominance, gives way to those new pedagogical (e. g. Pestalozzi, Weiße), psychological (Erfahrungseelenkunde) and political or juridical concepts (democracy, theories of penalty) that modern societies are based on. Furthermore, the omnipresence of morale is intertwined with the way an aspiring bourgeoisie defines itself and its educational values in opposition to nobility (see Carl Friedrich Bahrdts Handbuch der Moral für den Bürgerstand, 1790). Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Furniture and the Domestic Interior (New York, 27 Oct 17)

Fauteuil, vers 1730 – 1770, 102.9 x 71.1 x 62.2 cm, New York, Frick Collection.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 18 juin 2017

Date de l’événement : 27 octobre 2017

Lieu : New York, Frick Collection

The Furniture History Society and The Frick Collection invite submissions from PhD students, post-doctorates, and emerging museum scholars for a symposium dedicated to the history of furniture and interiors in Europe, Britain, and the United States. « Furniture and the Domestic Interior: 1500-1915 » is the Furniture History Society’s fourth Research Seminar, following previous academic events at the Wallace Collection in London (2015, 2012) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2014). Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Journal Espacio, Tiempo y Forma

Guerrier Renard, 1731, aquarelle, 31,7 x 20,8 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite : 1er décembre 2017

We invite all members of the academic community to submit original manuscripts for the sixth issue of Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Serie VII. Historia del Arte, New Era. Submissions in English, Spanish and French are welcome for the themed dossier. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2017.

THEMED DOSSIER: “Wearing Images” by Diane Bodart

“Wearing Images” is the title of the themed volume for the sixth issue of the journal that has recently entered a New Era. It will be guest-edited by Diane Bodart, David Rosand Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance Art History at Columbia University of New York, who has proposed the following thematic framework for this special issue: Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : Session at RSA

Caspar Netscher, La Dentellière, 1662, huile sur toile, 33 x 27 cm, Londres, Wallace Collection.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 22 mai 2017

Date de l’événement : 22 – 24 mars 2018

Lieu : Nouvelle Orléans

Northerners in Italy: Negotiating Style, Art Markets, and Comunità Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) Sponsored Session

The lure of Italy enticed hundreds of northern European artists to cross the Alps during the early modern period in search of artistic inspiration and fame in centers such as Venice, Rome, and Florence. How these artists negotiated their new surroundings, however, depended upon economic and social factors specific to each particular center. Recent studies focused upon artistic migration, emerging art academies, and expanding art markets in Italy have highlighted how complex and mercurial this process could be. However, a broader study that identifies consistent patterns concerning artistic mobility is still needed. This session seeks to address this lacuna, probing further the process of acclimation for northern European artists in Italy and the effect of travel on artistic practice and theory. Continuer la lecture

Sessions at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

Façade de de l’église Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Paris

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er juin 2017

Date de l’événement : 22-24 Mars 2018

Lieu : Nouvelle Orléans

[1] The Glory of Inscriptions: epigraphic writing, classical architecture and monumental art in the Renaissance (15th-17th century)
[2] Architect/Craftsman: Professional Identity and Skill in the Early Modern Era
[3] Materiality of Early Modern Alchemy: Objects, Materials, and Art Practices Continuer la lecture

Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600-2000

Étienne Maurice Falconet: Pygmalion et Galatée, 1763, marbre, Saint-Petersbourg, musée de l’Ermitage.

Type : Conférence

Date : 19 – 20 mai 2017

Lieu : New York, The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th St.

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, this two-day symposium will showcase how approaches to collecting and displaying sculpture have varied and changed over the centuries, from the Kunstkammer of late Renaissance princes, to the
sculpture galleries of the eighteenth century, to garden sculpture ensembles and, finally to the challenges of displaying sculpture in public museums. Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Journal18 #6 ALBUMS (Fall 2018)

E; Bourdillat, Album comique : caricatures théâtrales et animalières, XVIIIe siècle, gouache, 33 x 24,5 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite : 1er octobre 2017

The Culture of Albums in the Long 18th Century

Selecting, collecting, classifying, curating, displaying, narrating, disseminating, transporting, entertaining, educating, subverting: what other single object does all of that at once? Ordering knowledge through the rationale of a sequenced and empirical display of data (visual, textual, material), the album became an archetypical site of the eighteenth century’s way of thinking about and representing the world. Neither a treatise implementing a master-hypothesis nor a random gathering of material, albums can be described as both hybrid and structured objects. They have the physical structure of a book and the appearance of a narrative but are also pure displays, a rhetorical organization of iconic discourses and a virtual folding or unfolding of a larger idea having a specific program. They simultaneously contain pictorial imagery (paintings, cut-ups, and, later in the nineteenth century, photographs) and are themselves artistic creations. They provide microcosmic and portable representations of a polity, a culture or an individual. Unexpected mixtures of media and topics also form the repertoire of many albums. They invite us to think through regimes of readability, visibility and seriality. Often studied for their contents rather than as creations in their own right, albums raise many important questions regarding their status as archival or museum objects. Their contrived nature makes them ideal objects to be studied in terms of social practice, identity politics and interconnectedness. They invoke relationships, compositions and collectivity. The album offers a very fertile ground for probing the material and intellectual productivity of cultures.

What does album-making tell us about cultural and individual identities? And how do these identities utilize and make sense of this specific practice? How do albums work iconographically and textually? What is their historical significance and how can we interpret them?
For Issue 6 of Journal18, we invite papers that explore these and related questions to appraise this hitherto neglected object of our discipline. In particular we call for an investigation of parallel developments of albums around the globe across the long 18th Century (1650-1850), as well as the theoretical debates informing notions of serialization and authenticity. Drawing upon neighboring fields of anthropology, literary criticism, philosophy and museum studies, we
invite scholars to think about these objects as ubiquitous and intimately interconnected artefacts, and to investigate them within cultures of imperialism, colonialism, identity politics and theoretical approaches of artistic hybridity and difference.

Issue Editor Nebahat Avcioglu, Hunter College/CUNY

Proposals for issue #6 Albums are now being accepted. Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2017.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract (200 words) and a brief CV to and Articles should not exceed 6000 words (including footnotes) and will be due on April 1, 2018. For further details on the submission process see Information for