This is a call for proposals to be considered in the constitution of a thematic issue of Artl@s Bulletin which will explore the intersection of art and cartography in a range of historical and geographic contexts. Centuries-old representations of land from around the globe are known for their conceptual characteristics, such as indigenous American, medieval Mediterranean, and Chinese silk maps whose ‘world views’ are often clearly rooted instead in their unique social perspectives. Art and cartography again come together in modern maps that consciously reject the empiricism of enlightenment-era cartography in favor of culturally-meaningful aesthetics. In some contemporary maps, the particular way that ideas and information become visualized, including through the use of unconventional materials or new technologies, arguably shapes their outcomes just as much or more than any physical territory. Continuer la lecture de Appel à publication : Cartographic Styles and Discourse
A rare collection of Chinese paintings is magnificently presented in this book, which explores a politically turbulent yet creatively dynamic period in China’s history.
Comprising 130 paintings from the 17th century, the Tsao Family Collection is singularly comprehensive, including works by nearly all of the most important Chinese painters of the period. This book features 16 works by Dong Qichang, the most protean Chinese painter of the last 500 years; paintings by masters such as Gong Xian, Hongren, Zhu Da, Daoji, Wang Hui, and Wang Yuanqi; and extremely rare works by lesser-known artists, scholars, officials, and Buddhist monks. Divided into sections that encompass both the late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty, this volume also includes fascinating essays on a number of themes, such as the function of landscape in Chinese culture, the political uses of painting in 17th-century China, the relationship of Chinese painting to poetry, the flourishing of Buddhist and Daoist studies among late Ming and early Qing literati, and orthodoxy and painting of the era. Rounding out the volume are new and authoritative interpretations of the Tsao Collection written by leading scholars and remarkable new translations by Jonathan Chaves, Ronald Egan, and others, of the Chinese poems and prose texts inscribed on the paintings and calligraphic works in the exhibition.
Les Mémoires concernant les Chinois présentent une Chine vue à travers les interrogations européennes du XVIIIe siècle. Les illustrations, réalisées à partir d’une grande variété de sources envoyées par les missionnaires à Paris, relèvent souvent, par leur style, de modèles chinois ou sont nettement plus occidentalisées dans leur facture. Celles qui empruntent directement aux sources chinoises créent une rupture de style. La correspondance entre Bertin et les jésuites en Chine, partiellement inédite, conservée à l’institut de France, aide à comprendre la commande, l’élaboration de cette collection et les enjeux des illustrations : la vision christianisée de la vie de Confucius, la chronique d’un événement révélateur du bon exercice du pouvoir, le thème des hommes illustres, où manières chinoise et occidentale se répondent, se juxtaposent, affirmant les liens entre les styles de ces illustrations, commande de Bertin, et le contexte historique, politique et religieux. La question des enjeux politiques de ces choix du ministre demeure incontournable.
Chao-ying LEE, docteure en histoire de l’art de l’université de Paris I, est maître de conférences à l’université nationale de Dong Hwa à Taiwan. Elle a été professeur invitée de l’université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (juillet 2012-février 2013). Ses recherches portent sur « Les livres sur Taiwan et la Chine publiés en français au XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles : les styles d’illustrations entre Occident et Extrême-Orient ».
Type : journée d’étude. Date : 29 janvier 2016. Lieu : NYU, Jurow Hall, Silver Center, Washington Square Campus. Sous la direction de : Jeffrey Collins, Meredith Martin et Robert Wellington.
Versailles is often seen as the epitome of “Frenchness,” yet the palace and its contents were profoundly shaped by encounters with people and objects from around the world. This symposium builds upon recent colloquia and exhibitions such as La Chine à Versailles: art et diplomatie au XVIIIe siècle (2014) and Voyageurs étrangers à la cour de France, 1589-1789 (2014) to emphasize the international character of Versailles between the reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XVI and to situate its art and architecture in a global context.
The day-long public event at the Washington Square Campus of NYU brings together an international group of scholars to explore connections between Versailles and a wide variety of geographical regions and cultures, from Thailand to Tunisia to Dutch Brazil. Papers focus on a range of visual and material culture that relates to cross-cultural exchanges at Versailles in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including the depiction of ambassadorial visits to the palace; gifts to and from the French Court; objects and images made for Versailles and its inhabitants that depict non-European cultures or reveal cross-cultural resonances; exoticism and fashion; and examples of art and architecture made outside of Europe that were inspired by Versailles.
Versailles in the World, 1660-1789 is timed to coincide with the preparation of a major exhibition on the foreign visitor at Versailles that will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2017. It has been made possible through the generous support of New York University, Bard Graduate Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Welcome and Opening Remarks : Versailles as a Site of Global Exchange Meredith Martin, New York University.
Curators Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide (Metropolitan Museum) and Bertrand Rondot (Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon) discuss their upcoming exhibition Visitors to Versailles, 1682-1789.
11:00AM – 12:30PM Session I. Diplomatic Gifts and the French Court.
Mediating Spaces: Dutch Brazil at the French Court. Carrie Anderson, Middlebury College.
From Versailles to Nouvelle France : French ‘Indian Peace Medals’ of the Eighteenth Century. Robert Wellington, Australian National University.
Versailles, Beijing and the Eighteenth-Century Global Imaginary Kristel Smentek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
12:30 – 1:45PM
1:45 – 3:15PM Session 2. International Trade, Collecting, and Display.
From Ancient Carthage to Modern Tunis : The Cultural and Political Reception of Tunisia at the French Court of Versailles. Ridha Moumni, Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC).
Mercantilism, Entrepreneurship, and the French Silk Corridors to Persia Junko Takeda, Syracuse University.
Native American Objects at Versailles. Noémie Etienne, Getty Research Institute.
3:15 – 3:30PM
3:30 – 4:15PM Session 3. Fashion and Exoticism.
Fashion Will Travel: Dress and Diplomacy at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Independent scholar.
4:15 – 5:15PM
Roundtable discussion led by Jeffrey Collins, Bard Graduate Center.
Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West examines how the contact between China and Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries transformed the arts on both sides of the East-West divide. The essays in the volume reveal the extent to which images, artifacts, and natural specimens were traded and copied, and how these materials inflected both cultures’ visions of novelty and pleasure, battle and power, and ways of seeing and representing. Artists and craftspeople on both continents borrowed and adapted forms, techniques, and modes of representation, producing deliberate, meaningful, and complex new creations. By considering this reciprocity from both Eastern and Western perspectives, Qing Encounters offers a new and nuanced understanding of this critical period.