Archives par étiquette : material culture

Appel à communication: Travelling Objects. Ambassadors of the cultural transfer between Italy and the Habsburg monarchy

Type : Appel à communication.
Date limite appel à candidature: 15 janvier 2017.
Date de la manifestation : 19-20 mai 2017.
Lieu : Rome, Italie.

The international conference travelling objects will focus on the material aspects of cultural transfers: the exchange of paintings, designs/drawings, sculptures or books. Our specific interest is in the movement of these inherently ambassadorial objects between Italy and the Habsburg Monarchy during the 17th and 18th centuries, and their reception and role in the transmission of information and ideas between the North and the South. Special attention will be given to the agents of the exchange, who promoted, organized or mediated the exchange. Continuer la lecture

Appel à communication : “L’image miraculeuse dans le monde chrétien”.

Philippe de Champaigne, Le Christ en croix, XVIIe siècle, huile sur toile, 228 x 153 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Philippe de Champaigne, Le Christ en croix, XVIIe siècle, huile sur toile, 228 x 153 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Type : appel à communication.
Date : 3-5 novembre 2016.
Lieu : Rennes, université Rennes 2.
Date limite : 1er mars 2016.

 

Consacré aux images miraculeuses et à leur culte dans le christianisme occidental (XIVe-XVIIe siècles), le colloque a pour but d’envisager tous les aspects d’un phénomène majeur, qui a eu des répercussions dans la plupart des domaines de la vie religieuse, depuis la réflexion théologique jusqu’aux pratiques des pèlerins en passant par les dévotions privées ou encore l’aménagement des lieux de culte. En conjuguant questionnements et perspectives disciplinaires variés, la rencontre entend à la fois faire le bilan des recherches menées dans ce domaine et contribuer à leur renouvellement. Le colloque se tiendra à l’Université Rennes 2 les 3-4-5 novembre 2016. Continuer la lecture

Publication : Passion and Control : Dutch Architectural Culture of the Eighteenth Century.

SCHMIDT Freek, Passion and Control: Dutch Architectural Culture of the Eighteenth Century, Farnham, Ashgate, janvier 2016, 362 p.

SCHMIDT Freek, Passion and Control : Dutch Architectural Culture of the Eighteenth Century, Farnham, Ashgate, janvier 2016, 362 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur : 

Passion and Control explores Dutch architectural culture of the eighteenth century, revealing the central importance of architecture to society in this period and redefining long-established paradigms of early modern architectural history. Architecture was a passion for many of the men and women in this book; wealthy patrons, burgomasters, princes and scientists were all in turn infected with architectural mania. It was a passion shared with artists, architects and builders, and a vast cast of Dutch society who contributed to a complex web of architectural discourse and who influenced building practice. The author presents a rich tapestry of sources to reconstruct the cultural context and meaning of these buildings as they were perceived by contemporaries, including representations in texts, drawings and prints, and builds on recent research by cultural historians on consumerism, material culture and luxury, print culture and the public sphere, and the history of ideas and mentalities.

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Publication : Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe : Contemplation and Commemoration in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania.

KOUNTY-JONES Alessandra, Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe : Contemplation and Commemoration in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania, Leiden, Brill, 2015, 256 p.

KOUTNY-JONES Alessandra, Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe : Contemplation and Commemoration in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania, Leiden, Brill, 2015, 256 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

In Visual Cultures of Death in Central Europe, Aleksandra Koutny-Jones explores the emergence of a remarkable cultural preoccupation with death in Poland-Lithuania (1569-1795). Examining why such interests resonated so strongly in the Baroque art of this Commonwealth, she argues that the printing revolution, the impact of the Counter-Reformation, and multiple afflictions suffered by Poland-Lithuania all contributed to a deep cultural concern with mortality.
Introducing readers to a range of art, architecture and material culture, this study considers various visual evocations of death including ‘Dance of Death’ imagery, funerary decorations, coffin portraiture, tomb chapels and religious landscapes. These, Koutny-Jones argues, engaged with wider European cultures of contemplation and commemoration, while also being critically adapted to the specific context of Poland-Lithuania.

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