The contested concept of “reproduction” stands at a critical nexus of the conceptualisation of Early Modern artistic thought. The early modern period has been characterised by the development of novel and efficient reproduction technologies, as well as the emergence of global empires, growing interconnectedness through trade, warfare and conquest, and the rise of new markets and cultures of collecting. This ethos of innovation and cultural exchange was, however, contextualised against myriad contemporary ideologies still rooted in the values and legends of narratives of the past. Reproduction stood at the centre of this dichotomy. Set against the context of changing cultural tastes and the increasingly overlapping public and private spheres, ‘reproductions’ were involved within changing viewing practices, artistic pedagogy, acts of homage and collecting. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : Recasting Reproduction (1500-1800) (London, 18 Nov 17)
Type : Colloque Date de la manifestation : 23-24 mars 2017 Lieu : Paris, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Auditorium
Innover pour conserver. Recherche et développement en conservation-restauration des biens culturels
La direction générale des Patrimoines du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication organise en partenariat avec l’Institut national du patrimoine et la Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine les septièmes journées professionnelles de la conservation-restauration.
Centrées sur des « retours d’expérience », ces journées s’adressent à tous les professionnels de la conservation-restauration des biens culturels sur l’ensemble des champs patrimoniaux : archives, musées, bibliothèques, archéologie, monuments historiques…
Is it possible to talk about Dutch art after 1680 outside the prevailing critical framework of the “age of decline”? Although an increasing number of studies are being published on the art and society of this period, genre painting of this era continues to be dismissed as an uninspired repetition of the art of the second and third quarters of the seventeenth century, known as the Dutch Golden Age.
In this stunningly illustrated study, Aono reconsiders the long-dismissed genre painting from 1680-1750. Grounded in close analysis of a range of paintings and primary sources, this study illuminates the main features of genre painting, highlighting the ways in which these elements related to the painters’ close connections to, on the one hand, collectors, and on the other, to classicism, one of the dominant artistic styles of that time.
Three case studies, richly supplemented by a catalogue of 29 selected painters and their work, offer the first clear picture of the genre painting of the period while providing new insights into painters’ activities, collectors’ tastes and the contemporary art market.
Junko Aono is an associate professor of Art History, at the Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan and received her PhD on Dutch genre painting 1680-1750 from the University of Amsterdam in 2011. Her publications include articles in major scientific magazines, such as Oud Holland and Simiolus, and contributions to exhibitions such as Milkmaid by Vermeer and Dutch Genre Painting (Tokyo, 2007) and Nicolaas Verkolje (Enschede, 2011). Junko Aono is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka.