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.