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CFP: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 28–29 May 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline – Friday 10 January 2020

Anonymous Portuguese cartographer, Cantino Planisphere (detail), ca. 1502. Map on parchment, 220 x 105 cm. Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Travelling Objects, Travelling People aims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Traditional narratives hold that late fifteenth-century Iberian art and architecture were transformed by the arrival of artists, objects and ideas from France and the Low Countries, while 1492 marked a chronological rupture and the beginning of global encounters. Challenging these perceptions, this conference will reconsider the dynamics of artistic influence in late medieval Iberia, and place European exchanges in a global context, from Madeira to Santo Domingo. Bringing together international scholars working on Spain, Portugal and a range of related geographies, it seeks to address the impact of ‘itinerant’ artworks, artists and ideas, and issues of migration and non-linear transfers of materials, techniques and iconographies.

The theme of ‘travellers’—artists who reached or departed the region, at times more than once in their lives, but also objects and concepts imported and exported—will expand and inflect traditional narratives of late medieval and Renaissance art, underscoring the complexity of global interactions and exchanges which connected the Iberian peninsula to Europe and beyond. Bringing together international scholars working on Iberia and a range of related geographies, the conference seeks to address the impact of ‘itinerant’ artworks, artists and ideas, and to expand the field of analysis beyond Europe to encompass relationships with newly acquired dominions, from Madeira to Santo Domingo.

Topics for papers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Iberian artists employed abroad, from the master mason Guillelm Sagrera in Naples, to the sculptor Juan de la Huerta at the Chartreuse de Champmol
  • The close imitation of northern artists in such works as the Portuguese copies of Quentin Metsys’s The Angel Appearing to Saints Clara, Colette and Agnes (early 16th century, Museu de Setúbal / Convento de Jesus, Portugal)
  • ‘Iberian’ objects produced elsewhere, for example Christian ivory carvings made in Goa or Kongo, Afro-Portuguese spoons, and Mexican ‘feather-work’ adopting the vocabulary of northern European late Gothic painting
  • Works made for a non-Iberian audience but purchased and displayed by local patrons.

By encouraging conversations across such seemingly disparate topics and geographies, the conference aims to position the Iberian artistic landscape within the networks of artistic exchange that spanned the medieval and Renaissance worlds, challenging the significance of 1492 as a moment of rupture between the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods.

Proposals are welcome from postgraduate, early-career and established researchers working in all relevant disciplines. Please send a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words together with a short CV and 100-word biography to Costanza.Beltrami@courtauld.ac.uk and Sylvia.Alvares-Correa@history.ox.ac.uk by Friday 10 January 2020.

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Successful candidates will be notified by 17 February. In the first instance, applicants are encouraged to apply to their home institution for travel and accommodation funding. The organisers hope to provide financial support for travel and accommodation to speakers who require it. This conference is made possible by the kind generosity of Sam Fogg.

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Seminar: Dr Núria Ramón Marqués, ‘The Prayerbook of Alfonso of Aragon and Manuscript Illumination in Early 15th-Century Valencia’, Courtauld Institute of Art, 20 February 2019, 5–6pm

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The Prayerbook of Alfonso of Aragon and Manuscript Illumination in Early 15th-Century Valencia

Wednesday 20 February 2019
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free and open to all

Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW

The Psalter-Book of Hours of Alfonso V the Magnanimous is one of the most important illuminated books commissioned by this Valencian monarch. This king used the book as an instrument of propaganda concerning his royal authority and piety, making this manuscript one of the most important records of the social history of medieval Valencia. A presentation of the miniatures will be accompanied by a brief introduction to Valencian manuscripts of the period, essential to understanding the specific characteristics of the complex manuscript studied here. The production process of the manuscript will also be analysed, and an attempt will be made to establish connections between this and other codices made in Valencia at the same date, trying to generate possible inflection points between these pieces and to define the artistic personalities who participated in this book of hours.

Dr. Nuria Ramón-Marqués is a lecturer in Art History at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Her research focuses on the study of painting and illuminated manuscripts from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in the Crown of Aragon. Her doctoral thesis on the study of the Valencian medieval miniature, entitled The illumination of manuscripts in Valencia Gothic. From the beginning until the death of Alfonso V the Magnanimous (1290–1458) (2 vol. Universitat de València, 2005), made possible the reconstruction of the artistic personality of the Valencian miniaturist Domingo Crespí. Nuria is the author of several articles and books including The illumination of manuscripts in Gothic Valencia (1290–1458) (Valencia, 2007) that continues to have a significant scientific impact since it constitutes the most complete corpus of these works and a reference in the area of medieval painting and miniature.

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CEEH DOCTORAL FUNDING IN THE UK AND IRELAND

The Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica and the Center for Spain in America (CSA) encourage studies on Spanish history, art and literature by establishing doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships at European and American universities, as well as at research centres whose holdings are particularly relevant to the knowledge of Spanish culture. They likewise establish assistantships for curatorial work at museums with significant holdings of Spanish painting.

The following doctoral scholarships are currently open for applications:

Doctoral Scholarship in Spanish Art-Historical StudiesCourtauld Institute of Art, London
Deadline: 11 January 2019

Nigel Glendinning Doctoral Studentship in Spanish Studies: Art and Literature of 17th and 18th century Spain, King’s College, University of Cambridge
Deadline: 8 February 2019

Doctoral Scholarship in Spanish Art-Historical Studies: Spanish art of the Golden Age and/or its British/European legacy up to the 19th century, Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art, Durham University
Awarded in association with ARTES.
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Doctoral Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art, in memory of Rosemarie Mulcahy (1942–2012): Spanish art 1450–1750Trinity College, Dublin
Deadline: 31 March 2019

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13:00 – 14:30   13:00 – 14:30   Registration and opportunity to visit the drawings by Murillo and other Spanish masters in the Courtauld Prints and Drawings Study Room (Please note: directions to the Study Room and information on the visit will be provided upon registration)

14:30   Welcome

14:35 – 15:05   Manuela Mena Marqués, Senior Curator of 18th Century Painting and Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: “Murillo the Draughtsman”

15:05 – 15:35   Xanthe Brooke, Curator of Continental European Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: “Murillo’s Virgin and Child in Glory: The Afterlife of a Great Baroque Altarpiece”

15:35 – 16:05   Benito Navarrete Prieto, Professor, History of Art at the University of Alcala and Director of the Department of History and Philosophy: “Empathy and Prestige: The Real Reasons for Collecting Murillo’s Work in the Seville of his Patrons”

16:05 – 16:35   Tea

16:35 – 17:05   Laura Alba Carcelén, Conservation Scientist, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid’: “At Murillo´s Workshop: Pictorial Materials and Procedures”

17:05 – 17:35   Mairi Macdonald, Birkbeck College, University of London: “Murillo and Depictions of Poverty”

17:35 – 17:55   Discussion and close

18:00 – 19:00   Drinks and tapas

19:30   Invitation to attend a free concert of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque music organised by the Instituto Cervantes in Kings College Chapel (next door to the Courtauld). Please visit this link to book tickets.

For tickets to the conference, please click here

General public £16

Students £11

 

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13:00 – 14:30   13:00 – 14:30   Registration and opportunity to visit the drawings by Murillo and other Spanish masters in the Courtauld Prints and Drawings Study Room (Please note: directions to the Study Room and information on the visit will be provided upon registration)

14:30   Welcome

14:35 – 15:05   Manuela Mena Marqués, Senior Curator of 18th Century Painting and Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: “Murillo the Draughtsman”

15:05 – 15:35   Xanthe Brooke, Curator of Continental European Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: “Murillo’s Virgin and Child in Glory: The Afterlife of a Great Baroque Altarpiece”

15:35 – 16:05   Benito Navarrete Prieto, Professor, History of Art at the University of Alcala and Director of the Department of History and Philosophy: “Empathy and Prestige: The Real Reasons for Collecting Murillo’s Work in the Seville of his Patrons”

16:05 – 16:35   Tea

16:35 – 17:05   Laura Alba Carcelén, Conservation Scientist, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid’: “At Murillo´s Workshop: Pictorial Materials and Procedures”

17:05 – 17:35   Mairi Macdonald, Birkbeck College, University of London: “Murillo and Depictions of Poverty”

17:35 – 17:55   Discussion and close

18:00 – 19:00   Drinks and tapas

19:30   Invitation to attend a free concert of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque music organised by the Instituto Cervantes in Kings College Chapel (next door to the Courtauld). Please visit this link to book tickets.

For tickets to the conference, please click here

General public £16

Students £11

 

murilloheader

13:00 – 14:30   Registration and opportunity to visit the drawings by Murillo and other Spanish masters in the Courtauld Prints and Drawings Study Room (Please note: directions to the Study Room and information on the visit will be provided upon registration)

14:30   Welcome

14:35 – 15:05   Manuela Mena Marqués, Senior Curator of 18th Century Painting and Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: “Murillo the Draughtsman”

15:05 – 15:35   Xanthe Brooke, Curator of Continental European Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: “Murillo’s Virgin and Child in Glory: The Afterlife of a Great Baroque Altarpiece”

15:35 – 16:05   Benito Navarrete Prieto, Professor, History of Art at the University of Alcala and Director of the Department of History and Philosophy: “Empathy and Prestige: The Real Reasons for Collecting Murillo’s Work in the Seville of his Patrons”

16:05 – 16:35   Tea

16:35 – 17:05   Laura Alba Carcelén, Conservation Scientist, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid’: “At Murillo’s Workshop: Pictorial Materials and Procedures”

17:05 – 17:35   Mairi Macdonald, Birkbeck College, University of London: “Murillo and Depictions of Poverty”

17:35 – 17:55   Discussion and close

18:00 – 19:00   Drinks and tapas

19:30   Invitation to attend a free concert of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque music organised by the Instituto Cervantes in Kings College Chapel (next door to the Courtauld). Please visit this link to book tickets

For tickets to the conference, please click here

General public £16

Students £11

 

murilloheader

13:00 – 14:30   Opportunity to visit the drawings by Murillo and other Spanish masters in the Courtauld Prints and Drawings Study Room

14:30   Welcome

14:35 – 15:05   Manuela Mena Marqués, Senior Curator of 18th Century Painting and Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: “Murillo the Draughtsman”

15:05 – 15:35   Xanthe Brooke, Curator of Continental European Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: “Murillo’s Virgin and Child in Glory: The Afterlife of a Great Baroque Altarpiece”

15:35 – 16:05   Benito Navarrete Prieto, Professor, History of Art at the University of Alcala and Director of the Department of History and Philosophy: “Empathy and Prestige: The Real Reasons for Collecting Murillo’s Work in the Seville of his Patrons”

16:05 – 16:35   Tea

16:35 – 17:05   Laura Alba Carcelén, Conservation Scientist, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid’: “At Murillo’s Workshop: Pictorial Materials and Procedures”

17:05 – 17:35   Mairi Macdonald, Birkbeck College, University of London: “Murillo and Depictions of Poverty”

17:35 – 17:55   Discussion and close

18:00 – 19:00   Drinks and tapas

19:30   Invitation to attend a free concert of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque music organised by the Instituto Cervantes in Kings College Chapel (next door to the Courtauld). Please visit the Instituto’s website for information on how to book:

For tickets to the conference, please click here

General public £16

Students £11