Type : Appel à communication
Date de la journée d’étude : 20 janvier 2017
Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 31 juillet 2016
Lieu : Rome, Istituto Storico Austriaco
Organisation : Andrea Battistini, Luca Bianchi, Christopher R. Marshall, Amedeo Quondam, Stéphane Toussaint, Sebastian Schütze, Caterina Volpi.
Starting with the pioneering contributions of Delphine Fitz Darby (Ribera and the Blind Men, in: The Art Bulletin, 39, 1957; Ribera and the Wise Men, in: The Art Bulletin, 44, 1962); and with the important monographic contribution of Oreste Ferrari (L’iconografia dei filosofi antichi nella pittura del sec. XVII in Italia, in: Storia dell’Arte, 57, 1986) the theme of the iconography of ancient philosophers in the XVIIth century has been progressively studied more thoroughly. Recent scholarship on many painters who were active during the baroque period has rekindled interest in this area of inquiry and shed new light on this particular iconographical problem in a number of their works (see especially the examples of Salvator Rosa, Jusepe de Ribera, Luca Giordano, Pietro Testa, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione and Pietro della Vecchia). Moreover studies on single cycles of ancient philosophers have added new elements to the discussion of the close relationship between painters and patrons. Nevertheless, a true interdisciplinary discussion, with the ambition of examining the topic in a systematic way, is still an area requiring further study. In order to understand the iconographical complexities of this genre, this conference seeks to include contributions with a focus on connoisseurship, as well as reflections on the geographical distribution of the paintings, the relationship to ancient models, and the representation of ancient philosophers and saints in previous periods (Middle Ages, Renaissance).