Type : Journée d’étude Date : 21 mai 2016 Lieu : Northwestern University, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL Sous la direction de : Claudia Swan
The often complex, always productive, and sometimes vexed relationship between nature and art is a central theme of early modern European culture and of artistic production in particular. Where, in a visual culture devoted to naturalism, does art begin and nature end? If mimicking nature is the most noble of artistic aims, what is the relationship between the generative powers of art and the fecundity of nature? Long the ape of nature, art vied with nature in the early modern era to the point of outstripping it—or at least trying.
Type : journée d’étude. Date : mardi 15 décembre 2015. Lieu : université de Gand, Belgique.
This one-day workshop on early modern cultures of collecting aims to bring together approaches from the domains of art history, the history of science, and material culture studies. Of particular interest are the processes through which collected objects became sources of artisanal, artistic, or scientific knowledge and innovation. Users and beholders of collections were invited to observe, investigate, depict, and question individual objects and their interrelationships, and as such, collections could become ‘catalysts of knowledge’.