Archives par étiquette : Cloe Cavero

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