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Call for Papers: “Belief in Miracles and Iconoclasm. Sacred Spaces in 18th Century France” (deadline: 15 july 2018)

Carle Van Loo, L’Agonie de saint Augustin (esquisse), 1748 ca., huile sur toile, Tours, Musée des beaux-arts

Type : Call for papers.

Deadline : 15 July 2018.

Date de l’événement : 3–5 December 2018.

Place : Paris, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Hôtel Lully.

Following the completion of Carle Vanloo’s cycle on the Life of Saint Augustine for the Paris Church of Notre Dame des Victoires, its prior praised his “temple du Seigneur” as a “salon continuellement ouvert aux étrangers, & aux curieux qui y abondent de toutes parts pour admirer leurs ouvrages,” as he wrote in 1757 in the Mercure de France. The fact that a clergyman understands his church as a museal space is a reflection of the fundamental transformation that the holy and the sacred underwent in the century of the French Enlightenment. Beyond any political, social or transcendental-philosophical re-evaluation, this cultural shift formulated questions of meanings that are visually effectuated in a public place. Continuer la lecture