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Appel à communication : Fluctuating alliances: art, politics, and diplomacy in the Modern Era (XVI-XVIIIth centuries)

Jan van Huchtenburg, La Bataille de Ramilies entre Français et Anglais le 23 mai 1706, 1706 – 1733, huile sur toile, 116 x 153 cm, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 20 mai 2017

Date de l’événement : 21 – 22 septembre 2017

Lieu : Berlin

Fluctuating alliances:  art, politics, and diplomacy in the Modern Era (XVI-XVIIIth centuries)

In January 1722 after a few days of heavy rain in Rome the ephemeral “macchina d’artificio” built to celebrate the wedding between the Prince of Asturias and Isabel d’Orleans was finally burnt before the palazzo di Spagna. The machine, designed by Domenico Paradisi, showcased a clear message of unity and power between the former enemies, France and Spain. At the summit, allegories of both countries shook hands before the representation of the Four Continents. This functioned as a gentle reminder to their enemies after the years of turmoil surrounding the War of Spanish Succession, which had deeply affected the balance of power in Europe. Continuer la lecture