Appel à communication : “Beyond Reproductive Printmaking: Prints and the Canon of European Painting, ca. 1500–1810”

Nicolas François Regnault d’après Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Le Baiser à la dérobée, XVIIIe siècle, estampe, 42,2 x 48,5 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre, collection Rothschild

Type : Appel à communication.
Date limite appel à candidature: 15 février 2017.
Date de la manifestation : 18-19 septembre 2017.
Lieu : Dresde.

Conference for Ph.D. students, postgraduates and researchers at museums and universities in the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) in collaboration with the TU Dresden Institute of Art and Music, Dresden, 18–19 September 2017.

Are paintings reproduced because they are famous, or have they become famous because they have been reproduced over and over again in the past centuries? The aim of this conference is to throw light on the status of reproductive prints in the process of the formation of (an) artistic canon(s). It aims at exploring artistic and technical aspects of the creative and innovative making process, including the printmakers’ ability to translate the original work into a new pictorial language and to the history of both reception and transmission of works of art.

The conference will cover the period running from the early 16th century to the introduction of the first lithographic press in the early 19th century. Geographically, the focus is on Europe. No restrictions are imposed concerning printing techniques—on the contrary, the characteristics of each technique as well as its ability and uses for reproducing original paintings constitute an important topic. We invite submissions of papers drawing from current research on specific prints or series of prints as well as on new theoretical approaches and methodologically promising developments in the study of interpretative prints, also exploring their potential as a source and as a subject matter of art history. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : “Beyond Reproductive Printmaking: Prints and the Canon of European Painting, ca. 1500–1810”

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