Appel à communication : ‘Auricular Style : Frames’ Conference.

D'après Sir Anthony van Dyck, Autoportrait au tournesol, ca. 1675-7), Ham House.

D’après Sir Anthony van Dyck, Autoportrait au tournesol, ca. 1675-7), Ham House.© National Trust images.

‘Auricular Style: Frames’ Conference

5th & 6th October, 2016, the Wallace Collection, London.

This two-day international conference will be the first dedicated to the Auricular style, centring on one of its most significant manifestations, the picture frame. The conference aims to stimulate awareness & study of this important but neglected style by bringing together research in fine & decorative art histories. It will consider the origins & development of the style in different materials, together with its dissemination between European centres. The conference will explore how other areas of the decorative & applied arts fed into the creation of picture frames, & were in their turn nourished through the influence of these sculptural objects.

Fourteen speakers are anticipated, & currently include Karen Hearn (University College London), Jacob Simon (National Portrait Gallery), Hubert Baija (Rijksmuseum), Daniela Roberts (University of Würzburg), Allison Stielau (McGill University) & Ada de Wit (Radboud University / Wallace Collection). Displays to run simultaneously with the conference are planned with the Guildhall Art Gallery, & Ham House, London.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, connections between countries (Italy, France, Bohemia, the Netherlands, Britain, Germany & Scandinavia); the Van Vianens; Fontainebleau; the grotesque; ‘Medici’ frames; the influence of prints; Auricular settings; craftsmanship; the style’s decline & its revivals. Poster presentations exhibited during the conference will be edited with the papers & published, fully illustrated, for free download on Auricular Style: Frames, which it is hoped will become a hub for future related research.

Enquiries & submissions (300-400 word abstracts as Word documents) to

Deadline for submissions : 29th January, 2016.

Registration free for speakers & poster contributors. Agreed travel & accommodation expenses reimbursed for speakers.

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Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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