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Journée d’étude : “Shaped by Nature, Forged by Art. Image, Object, Knowledge, and Commerce in Early Modern Europe”

forest

François Boucher, La Forêt, 1740, huile sur toile, 131 x 163 cm, Paris, Musée du Louvre.

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.

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