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Rencontre/Publication : « Autour de Belanger : Rencontre avec Pierre-Antoine Gatier ».

LEBEURRE Alexia (dirs.) et OLLAGNIER Claire (dirs.), François-Joseph Bellanger, artiste architecte (1744-1818), Paris, Picard, 2021, 256 p.

Type : rencontre/publication.
Date de l’événement : 21 octobre 2021 à partir de 18h.
Lieu :  INHA, Galerie Colbert, Salle Walter Benjamin, 2 rue Vivienne 75002 Paris .

À l’occasion de la parution de la monographie François-Joseph Bélanger, artiste architecte (1744-1818), les directrices de l’ouvrage, Alexia Lebeurre et Claire Ollagnier, vous convient à une rencontre autour de son œuvre.

La présentation aura lieu le jeudi 21 octobre à l’INHA (salle Walter Benjamin) à partir de 18h.

Pierre-Antoine Gatier, architecte en chef et inspecteur général des monuments historiques, viendra présenter les défis posés par la restauration de deux œuvres emblématiques de Bélanger : le grand rocher de la folie Sainte-James et la coupole en fonte de fer de la Bourse de commerce. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Watteau, Gersaint, et le pont Notre-Dame à Paris au temps des Lumières : Les enjeux d’une restitution numérique ».

CARBONNIER Youri (dirs.), RAUX Sophie (dirs.), RENAUD Christophe (dirs.), ROUSSELLE François (dirs.), Watteau, Gersaint, et le pont Notre-Dame à Paris au temps des Lumières : Les enjeux d’une restitution numérique, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2021, 208 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Le pont Notre-Dame fut l’un des ponts habités les plus extraordinaires de Paris. Son histoire reste attachée à un événement : la présentation éphémère en façade de la boutique de Gersaint de la fameuse Enseigne peinte par Watteau en 1720. À quoi ressemblait ce pont monumental avant la destruction de ses habitations? Pourquoi L’Enseigne de Gersaint eut-elle un tel retentissement? Comment se projeter dans cet univers si étranger à notre expérience actuelle des ponts parisiens? Comment dépasser l’image mentale que chacun peut se faire à partir des sources qui nous sont parvenues? Autant de questions qui ont motivé cette restitution numérique du pont Notre-Dame. En s’attachant à restituer le sens des espaces et des volumes de son architecture disparue, ainsi qu’à rendre sensible l’ambiance lumineuse et sonore de son environnement, ses auteurs offrent une exploration inédite en 5D du pont, ainsi qu’une réflexion sur l’apport des technologies numériques à la recherche historique. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum ».

DESMAS Anne-Lise (dir.), French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2021, 320 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This catalogue focuses on French ébénisterie furniture in the Rococo style dating from 1735 to 1760. These splendid objects directly reflect the tastes of the Museum’s founder, J. Paul Getty, who started collecting in this area in 1938 and continued until his death in 1976. The Museum’s collection is particularly rich in examples created by the most talented cabinet masters then active in Paris, including Bernard van Risenburgh II (after 1696–ca. 1766), Jacques Dubois (1694–1763), and Jean-François Oeben (1721–1763). Working for members of the French royal family and aristocracy, these craftsmen excelled at producing veneered and marquetried pieces of furniture (tables, cabinets, and chests of drawers) fashionable for their lavish surfaces, refined gilt-bronze mounts, and elaborate design. These objects were renowned throughout Europe at a time when Paris was considered the capital of good taste. The entry on each work comprises both a curatorial section, with description and commentary, and a conservation report, with construction diagrams. An introduction by Anne-Lise Desmas traces the collection’s acquisition history, and two technical essays by Arlen Heginbotham present methodologies and findings on the analysis of gilt-bronze mounts and lacquer. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « L’art du XVIIIe siècle ».

GLORIEUX Guillaume, L’art du XVIIIe siècle, Rennes, PUR, 2021, 342 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Le XVIIIe siècle est marqué par de profonds bouleversements dans la production artistique et, plus encore, dans la façon dont l’art s’inscrit dans la société. Source de délectation, l’œuvre d’art fait aussi l’objet de débats et de critiques, à une époque qui voit l’essor d’une réflexion sur l’art et ses finalités. L’effervescence créatrice qui caractérise la période s’exprime dans tous les domaines, la peinture, l’architecture, la sculpture et les arts décoratifs. Ce livre se propose de parcourir le XVIIIe siècle – ses grands artistes, les œuvres majeures et les principaux courants – dans un cheminement chronologique attentif aux données sociales, politiques et culturelles.

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Publication : « The Drawings of Peter Paul Rubens, A Critical Catalogue, Volume One (1590–1608) »

 

The Drawings of Peter Paul Rubens
A Critical Catalogue – Volume One (1590–1608)

By Anne-Marie Logan & Kristin Lohse Belkin

2 vol., 536 p., 260 col. ills, 216 x 280 mm, 2021, ISBN 978-2-503-59570-2
Hardback: € 175 excl. VAT

This is Volume I of the three-volume catalogue raisonné of all drawings considered by the authors to be by Rubens. It covers the years 1590–1608, Volumes II and III dealing, respectively, with the periods 1609–20 and 1621–40. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Material Lives: Women Makers and Consumer Culture in the 18th Century ».

DYER Serena, Material Lives : Women Makers and Consumer Culture in the 18th Century, Londres, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021, 272 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Eighteenth-century women told their life stories through making. With its compelling stories of women’s material experiences and practices, Material Lives offers a new perspective on eighteenth-century production and consumption. Genteel women’s making has traditionally been seen as decorative, trivial and superficial. Yet their material archives, forged through fabric samples, watercolours, dressed prints and dolls’ garments, reveal how women used the material culture of making to record and navigate their lives. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Dress Codes : How the Laws of Fashion Made History »

FORD Richard Thompson, Dress Codes : How the Laws of Fashion Made History, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2021, 464 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Dress codes are as old as clothing itself. For centuries, clothing has been a wearable status symbol; fashion, a weapon in struggles for social change; and dress codes, a way to maintain political control. Merchants who dressed like princes and butchers’ wives wearing gem-encrusted crowns were public enemies in medieval societies structured by social hierarchy and defined by spectacle. In Tudor England, silk, velvet, and fur were reserved for the nobility and ballooning pants called “trunk hose” could be considered a menace to good order. The Renaissance era Florentine patriarch Cosimo de Medici captured the power of fashion and dress codes when he remarked, “One can make a gentleman from two yards of red cloth.” Dress codes evolved along with the social and political ideals of the day, but they always reflected struggles for power and status. In the 1700s, South Carolina’s “Negro Act” made it illegal for Black people to dress “above their condition.” In the 1920s, the bobbed hair and form-fitting dresses worn by free-spirited flappers were banned in workplaces throughout the United States and in the 1940s the baggy zoot suits favored by Black and Latino men caused riots in cities from coast to coast. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Copley and West in England, 1775–1815 ».

STALEY Allen, Copley and West in England, 1775–1815, Londres, Burlington Press, 2021, 176 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

This beautifully and thoroughly illustrated book, which constitutes the first serious investigation of the relationship between Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, will be of considerable interest to both British and American art historians, and appeal to art lovers from both countries. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « L’architecte et ses modèles : Intentions, connaissance et projets à la période contemporaine ».

GARRIC Jean-Philippe (dir.), L’architecte et ses modèles : Intentions, connaissance et projets à la période contemporaine, Paris, Editions de la Sorbonne, 2021.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Le huis-clos dans l’atelier, où l’architecte exerce un art autoréférentiel, qui puise ses modèles en lui-même, plus que dans la nature, résonne de l’expérience et de la mémoire des visites in situ des édifices et des espaces réels, parfois parcourus lors de lointains périples. L’intention qui préside au choix du modèle, précède le processus de connaissance. Ce souci, ce désir, qui motivent les enquêtes et l’extension des corpus, participent d’un projet plus ou moins collectif ou individuel, plus ou moins intuitif ou explicité : une ambition d’édifier. De sorte que le moment, technique en apparence, de l’observation et du travail graphique, qui permettent de réduire un objet complexe à une série limitée de figures, ou de photographies, trouve son ressort dans un souci de distinction par la découverte et la compréhension d’objets inédits ; par la révision des savoirs préétablis ; ou puise son impulsion, parfois obscure, dans des expériences esthétiques ou mentales plus personnelles ou intimes. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Les Mays de Notre-Dame de Paris (1630-1707) ».

BASTET Delphine, Les Mays de Notre-Dame de Paris (1630-1707), Paris, Arthena, 2021, 456 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

À l’abri dans les chapelles latérales, les treize Mays encore conservés à Notre-Dame de Paris ont heureusement été épargnés par l’incendie d’avril 2019 qui a gravement affecté la cathédrale. Le grand public a découvert, à cette occasion, l’existence de cet ensemble exceptionnel de soixante-seize peintures religieuses du Grand Siècle, véritable premier musée de la peinture française. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Bravura : Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting ».

SUTHOR Nicola, Bravura : Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting, Princeton, Princeton university press, 2021, 304 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The painterly style known as bravura emerged in sixteenth-century Venice and spread throughout Europe during the seventeenth century. While earlier artistic movements presented a polished image of the artist by downplaying the creative process, bravura celebrated a painter’s distinct materials, virtuosic execution, and theatrical showmanship. This resulted in the further development of innovative techniques and a popular understanding of the artist as a weapon-wielding acrobat, impetuous wunderkind, and daring rebel. In Bravura, Nicola Suthor offers the first in-depth consideration of bravura as an artistic and cultural phenomenon. Through history, etymology, and in-depth analysis of works by such important painters as Franҫois Boucher, Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens, Tintoretto, and Diego Velázquez, Suthor explores the key elements defining bravura’s richness and power. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Gainsborough in London ».

SLOMAN Susan, Gainsborough in London, New Haven, Yale university press, 2021, 412 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Thomas Gainsborough’s (1727–88) London years, from 1774 to 1788, were the pinnacle and conclusion of his career. They coincided with the establishment of the Royal Academy, of which Gainsborough was a founding member, and the city’s ascendance as a center for the arts. This is a meticulously researched and readable account of how Gainsborough designed his home and studio and maintained a growing schedule of influential patrons, making a place for himself in the art world of late-18th-century London. New material about Gainsborough’s technique is based on examinations of his pictures and firsthand accounts by studio visitors. His fractious relationship with the Royal Academy and its exhibition culture is reexamined through the works he sent to its annual shows. The full range of Gainsborough’s art, from fashionable portraits to landscapes and fancy pictures, is addressed in this major contribution, not just to the study of a great artist, but to 18th-century studies in general. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Anthony Van Dyck and the Art of Portraiture »

WHITE Christopher, Anthony Van Dyck and the Art of Portraiture, New Haven, Yale university press, 2021, 350 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

In this sumptuously illustrated volume, eminent art historian Sir Christopher White places the portraiture of renowned Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641) in context among the work of his contemporaries working in and around the courts of seventeenth-century Europe. Van Dyck’s artistic development is charted through his travels, beginning in his native Antwerp, then to England, Italy, Brussels, the Hague, and back again. Combining historical insights with a discerning appreciation of the work, White brings Van Dyck’s paintings to life, showing how the virtuoso not only admired his artistic predecessors and rivals but refashioned what he learned from them into new kind of portraiture.  Beautifully produced and a pleasure to read, this book is an important contribution to the literature on a celebrated painter.

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Publication : « American Furniture, 1650–1840 : Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art ».

KIRTLEY Alexandra Alevizatos, American Furniture, 1650–1840: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021, 336 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

American Furniture, 1650–1840: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the first publication dedicated to one of the finest collections of its type in the country. Best known for furniture by artisans from Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania, the museum’s collection includes significant examples from cities and regions farther afield. Interpretive texts for each work focus on design sources, showing how early American furniture participated in an international visual language. A vibrant local economy was bolstered by coastal trade bringing Caribbean mahogany and European imports that continued to influence local production. By the 1740s Philadelphia had developed a distinctive idiom and led the developing nation in style and aesthetics. This volume provides an important resource for scholars of American furniture, illuminates the cultural and mercantile life of the fledgling nation, and offers a lively introduction to the donors, curators, and personalities who have shaped the institution from its earliest days to the present. Continuer la lecture

Publication : « Applied Emblems in the Cathedral of Lugo : European Sources for a Spanish Cycle Addressed to the Virgin Mary ».

LOPEZ CALDERON Carme, Applied Emblems in the Cathedral of Lugo : European Sources for a Spanish Cycle Addressed to the Virgin Mary, Leyde, Brill, 2021, 482 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

In Applied Emblems in the Cathedral of Lugo, Carme López Calderón explores the emblematic programme found in the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Ojos Grandes (Galicia, Spain), consisting of fifty-eight emblems painted c. 1735. Making use of a wide range of printed sources, the author delves into the meaning of each emblem and provides an all-encompassing interpretation of this cycle, which can rightly be described as the richest and most complete programme of Marian applied emblematics in the Iberian Peninsula.

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