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Conference: ‘Ribera’s Art of Violence: New Intersections and Interventions’, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, December 10, 2018


Ribera’s Art of Violence: New Intersections and Interventions

Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding a study day inspired by the exhibition Ribera: Art of ViolenceExamining Ribera’s art from various interdisciplinary perspectives, the event will bring together established and emerging voices to explore new approaches to the artist, his works, myths and audiences. The study day will be structured around the exhibition’s five thematic sections: Religious Violence; Skin and the Five Senses; Crime and Punishment; The Bound Figure; and Mythological Violence. Situating his paintings, prints and drawings within their historical context, this event will address the relevance of Ribera’s violent imagery in contemporary art and thought.

[Chaired by Edward Payne and Xavier Bray]

Introduction and Welcome: Edward Payne (Durham University) and Xavier Bray (Wallace Collection)

Session 1: Religious Violence

Jack Hartnell (University of East Anglia)
Backwards through Bartholomews: Tools and Techniques of Stripping Skin

Respondent: Helen Hills (University of York)

Session 2: Skin and the Five Senses

Carlo Avilio (University of Warwick)
See with the Fingers, Touch with the Eyes: Ribera and the Failure of Painting

Respondent: Joanna Woodall (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Session 3: Crime and Punishment

Stephen Cummins (Max Planck Institute)
Punishing Bodies in Ribera’s Naples: Torture, Incarceration and Slavery

Respondent: Lorenzo Pericolo (University of Warwick)

3.30-4pm: Tea Break

Session 4: The Bound Figure

Caroline Fowler (Clark Art Institute)
Losing Control: Ribera’s Examination of Desire and Will

Respondent: Gabriele Finaldi (National Gallery, London)

Session 5: Mythological Violence

Bogdan Cornea (University of York)
Opening the Body, Opening Touch: Rethinking Violence in Ribera’s Apollo and Marsyas

Respondent: Mechthild Fend (University College London)

Keynote Address

Javier Moscoso (Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales)
The Liminality of Skin in the History of Pain

Concluding Remarks: Edward Payne (Durham University) and Xavier Bray (Wallace Collection)

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Goya Study Day, Courtauld Institute, Saturday, 2 May 2015

2015-04-Goya-CourtauldGOYA:  SATURDAY STUDY DAY
Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album – In Context
2 May 2015 10.30 – 16.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition reassembles all the known sheets from one of Goya’s eight celebrated albums of ‘private’ drawings.  These albums, each distinct in subject-matter, style and technique, were created relatively late in Goya’s life, after he had survived a near-fatal illness that left him profoundly deaf from his early fifties, but still drawing at the age of eighty-two. They have been described as journals that record, in virtuoso manner, Goya’s innermost reflections on the world around him and on human nature.

The exhibition curators, distinguished Goya-scholar Juliet Wilson-Bareau and Stephanie Buck, The Courtauld’s Curator of Drawings, and colleagues will shed light on this feat of international research and reconstruction, on the place of the album in Goya’s oeuvre, and on the themes of witchcraft and old age in art more widely.

Speakers are exhibition curators Dr Juliet Wilson-Bareau (independent scholar and curator) and Dr Stephanie Buck (Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings, The Courtauld Gallery); Kate Edmondson (Conservator of Works on Paper, The Courtauld Gallery); Peter Bower (forensic paper historian and paper analyst); and Professor Deanna Petherbridge and Gail Turner (independent scholars).

Provisional Programme
10.30 –11.00                 Registration and Coffee
11.00 – 11.05                Dr Anne Puetz (The Courtauld Institute of Art):
Introduction to the Study Day
11.05 – 11.50                Gail Turner: Goya – art and life
11.50 – 12.35                Dr Stephanie Buck, Kate Edmondson and Peter Bower: Album D’: A journey of discoveries
12.35 – 13.00                Q&A
13.00 – 14.15                Lunch
14.15 – 15.00                Professor Deanna Petherbridge: Malevolent or ridiculous old age: sources of Goya’s imageryower:
15.00 – 15.45                Dr Juliet Wilson-Bareau: Goya’s album drawings: a private/public world
15.45 – 16.00                Q&A
16.00 – 16.30                Tea      Close of the official programme – The exhibition can be visited until 18.00
Advance booking is necessary
£45 (concessions £40)
Includes free admission to the exhibition, with morning and afternoon tea and coffee
E: short.courses@courtauld.ac.uk t: 020 7848 2678