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Publication : « Rubens, des camées antiques à la galerie Médicis ».

PRIOUX Evelyne et COJANNOT-LE BLANC Marianne, Rubens, des camées antiques à la galerie Médicis, Paris, Le Passage, 2018, 276 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Marianne Cojannot-Le Blanc, historienne de la peinture et des arts européens au XVIIe siècle, et Évelyne Prioux, spécialiste des arts et de la théorie littéraire de l’Antiquité, ont réuni leurs compétences pour proposer une nouvelle analyse de la suite spectaculaire des vingt-quatre tableaux peints par Rubens (1577-1640) pour la galerie de Marie de Médicis au palais du Luxembourg (tableaux aujourd’hui conservés au musée du Louvre). Le peintre, fort de sa maîtrise inégalée des textes antiques et des iconographies impériales des camées qu’il collectionnait et étudiait avec passion, sut imposer à ses contemporains un cycle à la gloire d’une reine vivante, d’une rare ingéniosité. S’écartant en apparence des conventions établies pour la célébration d’un roi (scènes de batailles, triomphes), il s’est inspiré des iconographies antiques visant à promouvoir les épouses et mères d’empereurs, ainsi que de poèmes grecs ou latins et d’épopées miniatures évoquant le mariage ou l’enfance. Pour le comprendre, il faut consentir à circuler non seulement entre l’Antiquité et le XVIIe siècle, mais encore entre la peinture et les pierres gravées, entre les très grands et très petits formats, entre l’univers de la création et celui de la collection d’objets précieux. De cet itinéraire sort vainqueur, non pas tant la commanditaire que Rubens, le cycle se donnant à voir comme un éblouissant discours sur l’art de peindre.

Plus d’informations sur le site de l’éditeur.


Publication : « The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century : A Study on the Social History of Art ».

COEN Paolo (dir.), The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century : A Study on the Social History of Art, Leyde, Brill, 2018, 234 p.

Recent interest in the economic aspects of the history of art have taken traditional studies into new areas of enquiry. Going well beyond provenances or prices of individual objects, our understanding of the arts has been advanced by research into the demands, intermediaries, and clients in the market. Eighteenth-century Rome offers a privileged view of such activities, given the continuity of remarkable investments by the local ruling class, combined with the decisive impact of external agents, largely linked to the Grand Tour. This book, the result of collaboration between international specialists, brings back into the spotlight protagonists, facts, and dynamics that have remained unexplored for many years. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Agency of Display : Objects, Framings, and Parerga ».

GRAVE Johannes (dirs.) , HOLM Christiane (dirs.), KOBI Valérie (dirs.) et ECK Caroline van (dirs.), The Agency of Display : Objects, Framings, and Parerga, Dresde, Sandstein Verlag, 2018, 192 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The display of artefacts always implies an external mediation that influences, and often codifies, the reception of the exhibits. Objects are manipulated, restored, appropriated, staged, in short displayed, through various representational strategies that include pedestals, labels, and showcases. These elements, which we could define as parerga, are often ignored because of their utilitarian function. Yet, they play an important role in the history of the artefacts and define the setting in which the objects can exert their agency. They not only shape their meaning, but also determine the effect that these artefacts have on their viewers. Framing devices create the conditions for interactions between the individual and the object to take place. This publication aims to explore the relation between artefacts and viewers as they are manifested in framing devices, and to develop a new theoretical framework for thinking about the power of objects on display. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Telling Objects : Contextualizing the Role of the Consort in Early Modern Europe ».

BEPLER Jill (dirs.) et NORRHEM Svante (dirs.), Telling Objects : Contextualizing the Role of the Consort in Early Modern Europe, Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018, 272 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The idea for this volume originated from discussions at the first international conference of the HERA project Marrying Cultures. Colleagues from museums, galleries, and university contexts were asked to focus not on the figure of the early modern consort herself but on specific objects or genres of objects associated with her. When a royal bride moved from one territory to another, she transported quantities of furniture, books, paintings, clothes, or jewelry to her new home. In later life, she often continued to acquire things from her native country or via her dynastic networks or she could serve as a conduit through which objects were ‘exported’. Continuer la lecture

Publication en ligne des actes du symposium d’histoire de l’art de la mairie du 11e arrondissement de Paris « Une histoire des savoir-faire. Création et vie artistique à Paris du Grand Siècle à nos jours »

Hubert Robert, Les Monuments de Paris, 1788, Montréal, Power Corporation of Canada Art Collection. Inv. 1989.11.1

Études rassemblées et présentées par Christophe Henry.

Sur une idée de Martine Debieuvre, première adjointe au Maire du 11e, chargée de la culture, de la mémoire et du patrimoine.

En partenariat avec le Groupe de Recherches en Histoire de l’Art moderne (GRHAM).

Lien vers le volume 1 (sommaire p. 1-2) : Actes du symposium d’histoire de l’art « Création et vie artistique à Paris »

© Les symposiums d’Histoire de l’Art de la Mairie du 11 – 2018

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Une histoire des savoir-faire. Création et vie artistique à Paris du grand siècle à nos jours, volume 1, études rassemblés et présentées par Christophe Henry, en partenariat avec le Groupe de Recherches en Histoire de l’Art moderne (GRHAM) et Les symposiums d’Histoire de l’Art de la Mairie du 11 [en ligne], mis en ligne le 15 octobre 2018 URL :

Publication : « Local Antiquities, Local Identities : Art, Literature, and Antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700 ».

CHRISTIAN Kathleen Christian (dirs.) DIVITIIS Bianca de (dirs.), Local Antiquities, Local Identities : Art, Literature, and Antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2018, 352 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform ‘Renaissance’. Contributors take a novel approach to the revival of the antique in different parts of Italy, as well as examining other, less widely studied antiquarian traditions in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain and Poland. They consider how real or fictive ruins, inscriptions and literary works were used to demonstrate a particular idea of local origins, to rewrite history or to vaunt civic pride. In doing so, they tackle such varied subjects as municipal antiquities collections in Southern Italy and France, the antiquarian response to the pagan, Christian and Islamic past on the Iberian Peninsula, and Netherlandish interest in megalithic ruins thought to be traces of a prehistoric race of Giants. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Painter of Pedigree : Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury, Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution ».

WEAVER Lawrence Trevelyan, Painter of Pedigree : Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury, Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution, Londres, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018, 300 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury (1775–1844) is known for his wonderful paintings of animals—prize bulls, pedigreed sheep, and thoroughbred stallions—set against the backdrop of the ever-changing English landscape as the Industrial Revolution gathered steam. Traveling from country house to country house, Weaver with his journeys mapped the networks of kinship, patronage, and aspiration that undergirded the social life of the landed families and gentry of Georgian England. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Exotic Animals in the Art and Culture of the Medici Court in Florence ».

GROOM Angelica, Exotic Animals in the Art and Culture of the Medici Court in Florence, Leiden, Brill, 2018, 340 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The book examines the roles that rare and exotic animals played in the cultural self-fashioning and the political imaging of the Medici court during the family’s reign, first as Dukes of Florence (1532-1569) and subsequently as Grand Dukes of Tuscany (1569-1737). The book opens with an examination of global practices in zoological collecting and cultural uses of animals. The Medici’s activities as collectors of exotic species, the menageries they established and their deployment of animals in the ceremonial life of the court and in their art are examined in relation to this wider global perspective. The book seeks to nuance the myth promoted by the Medici themselves that theirs was the most successful princely serraglio in early modern Europe.   Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Guy François (vers 1578-1650) : Peintre caravagesque du Puy-en-Velay ».

SAUNIER Bruno, Guy François (vers 1578-1650) : Peintre caravagesque du Puy-en-Velay, Paris, Arthena, 2018, 248 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Avec Jean Boucher de Bourges, Jean Chalette de Toulouse ou bien encore Horace Le Blanc de Lyon, Guy François appartient à cette génération de peintres français qui ont produit l’essentiel de leur œuvre en province, entre ces deux puissants courants de la création artistique que furent la seconde école de Fontainebleau et la peinture parisienne du temps de Simon Vouet.

Guy François a fait l’essentiel de sa carrière au Puy-en-Velay. Vraisemblablement né en 1578, il se rend dès le début du XVIIsiècle à Rome où il reste jusqu’en 1613. Dans la Rome des papes Clément VIII Aldobrandini et Paul V Borghèse, il côtoie le Caravage, Annibal Carrache ainsi que le cavalier d’Arpin et le jeune Guido Reni. Mais c’est surtout du Vénitien Carlo Saraceni dont il se sent le plus proche. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Experimental Selves : Person and Experience in Early Modern Europe ».

BRAIDER Christopher, Experimental Selves : Person and Experience in Early Modern Europe, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2018, 448 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Drawing on the generous semantic range the term enjoyed in early modern usage, Experimental Selves argues that ‘person,’ as early moderns understood this concept, was an ‘experimental’ phenomenon—at once a given of experience and the self-conscious arena of that experience. Person so conceived was discovered to be a four-dimensional creature: a composite of mind or ‘inner’ personality; of the body and outward appearance; of social relationship; and of time. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Picturing the Pacific : Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders ».

TAYLOR James, Picturing the Pacific : Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders, Londres, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2018, 256 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings—a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularised the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific, particularly Australia, were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects together oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and other documents from those voyages and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Invention of Rare Books : Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600–1840 ».

MCKITTERICK David, The Invention of Rare Books : Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600–1840 (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 460 p

Présentation de l’éditeur :

When does a book that is merely old become a rarity and an object of desire? David McKitterick examines, for the first time, the development of the idea of rare books, and why they matter. Studying examples from across Europe, he explores how this idea took shape in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and how collectors, the book trade and libraries gradually came together to identify canons that often remain the same today. In a world that many people found to be over-supplied with books, the invention of rare books was a process of selection. As books are one of the principal means of memory, this process also created particular kinds of remembering. Taking a European perspective, McKitterick looks at these interests as they developed from being matters of largely private concern and curiosity, to the larger public and national responsibilities of the first half of the nineteenth century. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « The Politics of Parody : A Literary History of Caricature, 1760–1830 ».

TAYLOR David Francis, The Politics of Parody : A Literary History of Caricature, 1760–1830, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2018, 320 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This engaging study explores how the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, and others were taken up by caricaturists as a means of helping the eighteenth-century British public make sense of political issues, outrages, and personalities. The first in-depth exploration of the relationship between literature and visual satire in this period, David Taylor’s book explores how great texts, seen through the lens of visual parody, shape how we understand the political world. It offers a fascinating, novel approach to literary history. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Du clos Saint-Lazare à la gare du Nord : Histoire d’un quartier de Paris ».

JIMENO Frédéric (dirs.), BOWIE Karen (dirs.) et BOURILLON Florence (dirs.), Du clos Saint-Lazare à la gare du Nord : Histoire d’un quartier de Paris, Rennes, PUR, 2018, 256 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

La léproserie Saint-Lazare devint en 1632 le berceau de la congrégation de la Mission que Saint Vincent de Paul avait fondée quelques années auparavant. Cet espace subit d’importantes transformations au cours des XIXe et XXe siècles. C’est l’histoire de la maison Saint-Lazare et de son clos que ce livre tente d’éclaircir, non pas tant la prison pour femmes, que l’économie de la maison mère d’une des principales congrégations de la France de l’Ancien Régime et son adaptation successive à différents usages.

L’ouvrage fera l’objet d’une présentation le 15 septembre prochain à la médiathèque Françoise Sagan.

Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Rembrandt’s Roughness ».

SUTHOR Nicola, Rembrandt’s Roughness, Princeton, Princeton university press, 2018, 240 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt’s idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly textures, which subtly capture and engage the imagination of the beholder. Rembrandt’s Roughness examines how the artist’s unconventional technique pushed the possibilities of painting into startling and unexpected realms. Continuer la lecture