Aurea Vallis : Archives et manuscrits

Orval

EXHIBITION – Aurea Vallis: Archives et manuscrits, Notre-Dame d’Orval, Florenville (Belgique), 5 septembre – 8 novembre 2015.

Cette exposition vous présente un choix exceptionnel de manuscrits cisterciens médiévaux et de témoins rares jusqu’au 18e siècle, ayant appartenus à l’ancienne bibliothèque d’Orval avant sa dispersion au moment de la Révolution française.  Des chartes anciennes donnent à voir et à comprendre la vie de l’Abbaye à travers les siècles et explorent ses relations culturelles à différentes époques.

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Archives et manuscrits d’Orval

CONFERENCE – Aurea Vallis: Archives et manuscrits des origines à la fin de l’Ancien Regime,  Ancienne Halle des forges d’Orval, samedi 12 septembre 2015.

Programme

* Marc HEYDE (président asbl), ACCUEIL- INTRODUCTION
* Dr. Thomas FALMAGNE (Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg), CATALOGUE DES  MANUSCRITS  D’ORVAL
* Eric DELAISSE et Jean-Marie YANTE (université Catholique de Louvain), SPIRITUALITE, VIE INTELLECTUELLE ET REALITES MATERIELLES A ORVAL AU XIVème SIECLE
* HERMAND Xavier (en collaboration avec Jean-François NIEUS et Nicolas RUFFIN chercheur université de Namur), GILLES D’ORVAL et ses “GESTA EPISCOPORUM LEODIENSIUM”
* Philippe GEORGE (Conservateur du Trésor de la Cathédrale de Liège), ORVAL – HUY et le culte de saint  Nicolas
* Marie  CHARLES (Atelier de restauration, Carlsbourg), RESTAURATION D’UN MANUSCRIT D’ORVAL
* Prof. dr. W.M. VERBAAL (Université de Gand), LE SAINT BERNARD D’ORVAL: L’IMAGE DE SAINT BERNARD DE CLAIRVAUX SELON QUELQUES MANUSCRITS D’ORVAL
* Marjorie GOBIN et Michel TRIGALET (Archives de l’Etat Arlon), INVENTAIRES D’ARCHIVES DE L’ANCIENNE ABBAYE D’ORVAL DE 1737 A 2015.

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Il nuovo corso della Fondazione Zeri

COURSE: La Maniera tosco-romana e l’Italia settentrionale, a cura di Vittoria Romani ed Elisabetta Sambo, Fondazione Federico Zeri, Piazzetta Giorgio Morandi 2, Bologna, 14 – 16 ottobre 2015.

Il corso è rivolto a 25 giovani laureati, specializzandi e dottorandi di università italiane e straniere, selezionati sulla base del curriculum di studi e dei titoli presentati, e a operatori del settore (docenti, funzionari di musei, soprinten- denze, istituti culturali).

Il corso ha la durata di 3 giornate. Il programma è suddiviso in lezioni e visite ai luoghi trattati. Le prime due giornate si svolgono nella sede della Fondazione Federico Zeri a Bologna, mentre l’ultima è a Milano.

Programma

Mercoledì, 14 ottobre 2015, ore 9.30
* Andrea Bacchi (direttore Fondazione Federico Zeri), Saluto e presentazione del corso
* Vittoria Romani (Università Padova), Venezia e la “bella maniera”
* Silvia Ginzburg (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Perino del Vaga tra Genova e Pisa: aggiornamenti della Maniera lungo il quarto decennio del Cinquecento
* Barbara Agosti (Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’), Girolamo Siciolante e la committenza farnesiana, da Roma al ducato di Parma e Piacenza
* Marzia Faietti (direttore Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi), Vasari disegnatore in viaggio.

Visita con Elisabetta Sambo alla Chiesa di Santa Cristina.

Giovedì, 15 ottobre 2015
* Elisabetta Sambo (Fondazione Federico Zeri) e Daniele Benati (Università di Bologna), “Cercando le fatiche ed il difficile dell’arte”: Vasari e i bolognesi
*  Giovanni Agosti e Jacopo Stoppa (Università degli Studi di Milano), Sul manierismo a Milano.

Visita con Vittoria Romani ed Elisabetta Sambo alla Palazzina della Viola, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Palazzo Poggi e Chiesa di San Giacomo.

Venerdì, 16 ottobre 2015
Visita con Giovanni Agosti, Jacopo Stoppa e Vittoria Romani alla Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli presso San Celso, Pinacoteca di Brera, San Maurizio, Santa Maria delle Grazie e San Nazaro.

Le domande di ammissione con le motivazioni del candidato, accompagnate da un breve curriculum degli studi con l’elenco delle eventuali pubblicazioni, dovranno pervenire alla segreteria della Fondazione Federico Zeri (preferibilmente per posta elettronica). Andranno indicati i dati anagrafici del richiedente, il codice fiscale, il recapito postale, telefonico e di e-mail.

I candidati ammessi saranno informati dalla Segreteria del corso entro il 2 ottobre; dovranno poi, entro e non oltre il 9 ottobre, provvedere al pagamento della quota di iscrizione secondo le modalità che saranno comunicate. Al termine del corso verrà rilasciato un attestato di partecipazione con l’indicazione del programma seguito e delle ore di attività frequentate.

Data di scadenza per iscriversi: 30 settembre 2015.

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About Face: Human Expression on Paper

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EXHIBITION – About Face: Human Expression on Paper, The Metropolitan Museum (Galleries 691–692), New York, 27 July – 13 December 2015.

The representation of human emotion through facial expression has interested western artists since antiquity. Drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collections of drawings, prints, and photographs, the diverse works in this installation, ranging from portraits and caricatures to representations of theater and war, reveal how expression underpinned narrative and provided a window onto the character and motivations of the subjects, the artists, and even their audience.

Anchored by Charles Le Brun’s Expressions of the Passions (Caractères des passions) and Guillaume-Benjamin-Armand Duchenne de Boulogne and Adrien Tournachon’s photographic series The Workings of Human Physiognomy (Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine), this selection of works, dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, traces the means through which artists such as Hans Hoffman, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Thomas Rowlandson, and Francisco Goya explored the animated human face.

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Late Medieval Chant & Monastic Reforms

CONFERENCE: Late Medieval Chant and Monastic Reforms, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 17 – 19 September 2015.

The conference will be concerned with Gregorian chant in the late middle ages: with its manifestations, with its transformations e.g. by chant reforms, with its role in monastic every-day-life.

There will be contributions from a musicological point of view, as well as from a historical or music-psychological point of view.

Programme

Thursday, 17 September 2015
* Ulrike Hascher-Burger, Korrektur – Rasur – Palimpsest: Liturgiereform auf dem Pergament
* Hanna Zühlke, Liturgischer Gesang im Netzwerk der Hirsauer Reformbewegung
* Tobias Kanngießer, Reformverbund oder Lokaltradition? Augustiner-Chorfrauen in Köln und die Windesheimer Kongregation
* Jörg Bölling, Lesen, Sprechen, Singen. Zur Performanz der Gebete in der Klausener Klosterchronik.

Friday, 18 September 2015
* Franz Karl Praßl, Die Vorauer Antiphonare A-VOR 287 und A-VOR 253 und ihre Historiae
* Andreas Pfisterer, Entwicklungstendenzen im spätmittelalterlichen Kyriale
* Karen Thöle, Die Bursfelder Kongregation: Praktische Aspekte der Choralreform
* Dirk van Betteray, Bursfelde in Köln: Der Kodex 1519 der Kölner Diözesanbibliothek
* Claudia Heiden, Individuelles im Uniformen: Zur Praxis des Stundengebets in der Windeshemer Kongregation
* Johanna Grüger, Die Göttinger Choralschola “cantando praedicare” und ihre Umbruchsphasen
* Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann (Moderation), Diskussion über Möglichkeiten der Erforschung von Choralreformen mit Mitteln der Musikpsychologie.

Saturday, 19 September 2015
* Marianne Gillion, ’This Burden of Correcting’?: Chant Revision in Italian Printed Graduals, 1499-1653
* Karin Strinnholm-Lagergren, A 18th century musical reform of the Birgittine Office Cantus sororum at Maria Refugie (NL): An example of post-medieval reworkings of Gregorian chant.

Workshop: Themen und Tendenzen der Erforschung des spätmittelalterlichen Chorals.

Though most of the papers will be in german, it was possible to get most of the abstracts also in english.

As part of the conference, there will also be a concert with Gregorian chant from manuscripts of the Bursfelde congregation, with the Göttinger Choralschola cantando praedicare. It will take place on friday, september 18th, 20.00 p.m., in the church of the Bursfelde monastery.

The conference is part of the project The role of music in the monastic reforms of the Bursfelde congregation at the Department of Musicology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and is organised by Karen Thöle.

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Andrea Meldolla, called Schiavone

CALL FOR PAPERS: Andrea Meldolla, called Schiavone, International symposium, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (Italy), 31 March – 2 April 2016.

In order to foster knowledge of Venetian Cinquecento painting and of Andrea Schiavone (1515 ca.–1563), the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and the Giorgio Cini Foundation are organizing an international symposium dedicated to the latter. Schiavone, who was probably born in Zadar, grew up and worked in Venice; his versatile personality and art will be examined from a whole variety of aspects, with particular emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach.

The Symposium aims to analyze his entire career, not least in relation to his artistic and cultural context, and in particular will encourage further study on the following themes:
- Schiavone’s biography and archival documents
- his paintings, drawings, and prints
- his relationship with models and figurative sources, and with the Cinquecento iconographical tradition
- the reception of his work by the art world
- the critical reception of his work
- the collecting of his work
- the reconstruction of the cultural context of his time (philosophical and religious trends, social evolutions, literary tendencies, etc.)
- his patrons
- the artistic context (fresco painters, cassone painters, workshops,
craftsmen).

All proposals for papers should include a title and abstract (maximum 300 words), together with the contact details and a brief biography of the speaker.

Please submit the Session proposal Form to the Conference Secretary.

Conference Committee: Irina Artemieva, Luca Massimo Barbero, David Ekserdjian, Marzia Faietti Miguel Falomir, Caterina Furlan, David Landau and Maurizio Messina.

Deadline: 30 October 2015. The proceedings will subsequently be published.

Source: H-ArtHist

Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World

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EXHIBITION: Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World, New York, The Metropolitan Museum (Gallery 599), 3 August – 1 November 2015.

Seldom-shown textiles from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century from the Museum’s departments of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Islamic Art, and European Sculpture and Decorative Arts demonstrate the longevity of imagery developed in the Byzantine era over a wide geographical range, from workshops in Georgia to Muscovy to Greece.

These rich and complex woven silks and gold-embroidered details of liturgical vestments communicate the continuing prestige of the Orthodox Church and its clergy in the centuries following the fall of Byzantine Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

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Society for Renaissance Studies (2015)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for Renaissance Studies, 7th Biennial Conference, University of Glasgow, School of Culture and Creative Arts, 18 – 20 July 2016.

We invite proposals for panels and for individual papers from Renaissance scholars from the disciplines of archaeology, architecture, history of art, history, history of science and medicine, literature, music, philosophy and other fields. Proposals for panels (90 minutes) and individual papers (20 minutes) should engage with one of the following themes:
* Anachronisms
* Conflict and Resolution
* Imaging the Nation
* Reformations and Recusants
* Beasts
* Word and Image.

Plenary speakers:
* Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews), Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England
*Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow), “Patsy Presbys”, or “Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep”: Milton’s Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism
* Professor Evelyn Welch (King’s College, London), Renaissance Skin.

The conference will also feature an open strand for papers which engage with themes other than those suggested. Proposals (max 400 words) are welcome from both postgraduates and established scholars. They should be sent to the conference organizers: Mr Andrew Bradburn and Dr Tom Nichols (here).

Please note that the Society is particularly keen to encourage postgraduates to offer papers, and we will be able to offer generous bursaries to cover travel, registration and accommodation expenses. Further information about bursary applications will be disseminated in due course.

Accompanying events will include: visits to leading Renaissance sites and collections in and around Glasgow (including Stirling Castle) and an exhibition of Renaissance prints at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Further details (e.g. full programme, registrations forms and information about accommodation) will be posted as they become available.

Deadline: 2 October 2015.

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