Colloque : “Auricular Style : Frames”

Nicolas Poussin, Le passage de la mer Rouge, ca. 1632-16334, huile sur toile, 155.6 × 215.3 cm, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria. (Cadre français dans le style Régence , ca.1710)

Nicolas Poussin, Le passage de la mer Rouge, ca. 1632-16334, huile sur toile, 155.6 × 215.3 cm, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria.
(Cadre français dans le style Régence , ca.1710)

Type : Colloque
Date du colloque : 5 et 6 octobre 2016
Registration : £100/90/50
Lieu : The Wallace Collection (Goodison Lecture Theatre), Hertford

This two-day international conference is 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. Speakers from Europe, UK & USA will consider the origins & development of the Auricular style in different materials, including silver, wood, stucco, & leather. Papers will explore how other areas of the decorative & applied arts fed into the creation of picture frames. They will examine the influence of prints, drawings, & the style’s dissemination between European centres in Bohemia, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, & Britain. Poster presentations will be exhibited during the conference.

Early bird ticket prices (including Eventbrite’s commission) : £100 regular, £90 Icon members, £50 students (ID to be shown at conference). Early bird option ends & prices rise after 30 June. The Theatre’s capacity is 150, therefore early registration is recommended. No refunds will be made after 23 September. If you do not wish your email address to be included in the Delegates list, please contact the event coordinator

Registration link here

Programme :

Day One :

9.00 : Registration & coffee.

Allison Stielau (McGill University), On the Inception of Auricular Ornament : metamorphic bodies and the fleshy frame

Anna Grasskamp (Heidelberg University), Object Bodies, Metal Mounts and the Skins of Things


Marika Knowles (Harvard University), A French Auricular ? A Brief History of a Style 

Daniela Roberts (Würzburg University) German Knorpelwerk : Auricular dissemination in prints, woodcarving, stucco and painted wall decorations, 1620-1670

Reinier Baarsen (Leiden University/ Rijksmuseum) The Auricular Style in Dutch Furniture 

Lunch (not included – many local restaurants)

Eloy Koldeweij (Cultural Heritage Agency, the Netherlands) Gilt Leather : a creative industry ‘avant la lettre’ 

Hubert Baija (Rijksmuseum), Auricular Frames in the Netherlands

Lynn Roberts (The Frame Blog), The Auricular Frame Depicted in Paintings


Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau (Louvre), Between Amsterdam, Paderborn and Rome : a remarkable frame in the collections of the Louvre

Ada de Wit (Radboud University / Wallace Collection), Dutch Auricular Woodcarving

Discussion (finish at 5.00)

Day Two :

9.55 : Welcome & introduction

Adriana Turpin (Institut d’Études Supèrieures des Arts), The Development of an Auricular Style in Florence 

Marilena Mosco (Director of Palazzo Pitti), Anthropomorphism and Zoomorphism in the Medici Picture Frames


Aviv Furst (Palazzo Pitti), Florentine Auricular Frames : techniques and aesthetics

Jacob Simon (National Portrait Gallery), Documenting Developments in the Taste for Auricular Framing in England, 1620-1700

Gerry Alabone (Tate / City & Guilds of London Art School) Looking at Material and Visual Evidence of English Auricular Frames

Lunch (not included – many local restaurants)

Tim Newbery & Jevon Thistlewood (Ashmolean Museum), An Auricular Frame amongst the Founder’s Collection of the Ashmolean Museum 

Karen Hearn (University College London), Picture Galleries in 17th century Britain 

Christopher Rowell (National Trust), Notes on the Revival of the Auricular Style for Picture Frames


Steve Shriver (art+works), The Auricular Today: putting an ear to the ground

Panel discussion with all Speakers (finish at 5.00).

Citer ce billet
Hadrien Volle (2016, 7 juin). Colloque : “Auricular Style : Frames” Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 17 avril 2024, à l’adresse

Hadrien Volle

Doctorant contractuel en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne).

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