vrijdag 12 mei 2017

CONF: Food, glorious food: Food at the heart of nineteenth-century art

'Food, glorious food: Food at the heart of nineteenth-century art'
Organized by ESNA (European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art)
Antwerp, MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom)
June 8-9, 2017

Check out the full programme and registration details for this year's ESNA conference here.

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition 'Antwerp à la carte' at Antwerp's MAS, this 2-day international conference examines the various and complex relations between food, the experience of eating, and 19th-century art. Modern phenomena such as industrialization, liberalization of the market, urbanization, rise of the middle class, issues of nationality and gender, leisure time and economic upheaval affected the gastronomic field as well as the depiction of it in the visual arts. This new fascination for food was reflected in the entire panoply of the artistic field, ranging from recipes, food literature, decorative arts and interior design to works of art and art criticism.

Organizing committee: Leen Beyers (MAS, Antwerp), Allison Deutsch (University College London), Maite van Dijk (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam), Mayken Jonkman (RKD-Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague), Lisa Smit (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam).

Scientific committee: Jan Dirk Baetens (Radboud University Nijmegen), Leen Beyers (MAS, Antwerp), Ilja van Damme (University of Antwerp), Allison Deutsch (University College London), Maite van Dijk (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam), Rachel Esner (University of Amsterdam), Mayken Jonkman (RKD-Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague), Jenny Reynaerts (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Lisa Smit (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam), Marjan Sterckx (Ghent University).

Regular: € 60 (both days) - € 40 (1 day)
Student: € 40 (both days) - € 25 (1 day)
Tickets are available via the RKD webshop

donderdag 11 mei 2017

CFP: Revisiting Rediscovery: Early Netherlandish Art in the Long 19th Century

'Revisiting Rediscovery: Early Netherlandish Art in the Long 19th Century'
Historians of Netherlandish Art Conference, Ghent, Belgium
May 24-26, 2018

Panel Chairs: Edward Wouk, Assistant Professor, The University of Manchester; Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Francis Haskell famously argued that the “rediscovery” of early Netherlandish painting in the nineteenth century was central to the notions of history and culture that undergirded the rise of the modern nation-states of Belgium and the Netherlands. This view has been enriched by recent scholarship on the medieval and Renaissance revivalist movements that took hold in both countries from about 1840 through the early years of the twentieth century. Yet the complex relationship between artistic and literary practices of the period and the emergence of a distinctly northern European history of art remains largely unexamined, and its implications unacknowledged.

As Léon de Laborde, Camille Lemonnier, Émile Verhaeren, Hippolyte Fierens-Gevaert, and, slightly later, Johan Huizinga published pioneering investigations into the world of Van Eyck, Memling, and Rubens, a similar retrospective spirit animated the artistic imagination. Painters from Henri Leys to Fernand Khnopff and writers from Charles De Coster to Maurice Maeterlinck embraced northern precedents as a key source of inspiration for works that were at once contemporary and rooted in a rich regional heritage.

This panel aims to explore the interplay between the visual arts and the nascent field of art history in Belgium and the Netherlands. It seeks twenty-minute papers which address how artists, critics, historians, and others working in the Low Countries and abroad developed diverse perspectives on their past that continue to shape our understanding of the subject. Papers addressing specific instances of revivalism and historicism are welcome, as are broader studies of historiographical and literary trends, which offer insight into how one era may mediate and even define our vision of another.

To submit a proposal for consideration, please send a 250 word abstract, a 100 word bio, and a 1-2 page CV to rediscoveryhna@gmail.com by June 1, 2017. Papers must be based on ongoing research and unpublished. Participants must be HNA members at the time of the conference.

dinsdag 9 mei 2017

GEN: Doorstart werkgroep XIX

XIX, de werkgroep 19de-eeuwse kunst, maakt na een korte radiostilte een doorstart.

De groep brengt onderzoekers uit het academische en museale veld samen en stimuleert het onderzoek naar de kunst van de lange 19de eeuw in België en daarbuiten. XIX organiseert zelf onder meer studiedagen, seminaries en rondleidingen voor zijn leden, en deelt andere initiatieven via dit online platform.

Wij willen via deze weg alvast de oprichters van de werkgroep en alle vorige bestuursleden van harte danken voor hun jarenlange inzet. Dankzij hen groeide XIX uit tot een succesvolle netwerkgroep met talrijke leden, die garant staat voor een gevarieerde uitwisseling binnen het gemeenschappelijke onderzoeksdomein.

Om op de hoogte te worden gehouden van de activiteiten van XIX, en om relevante berichten te delen, kan men steeds contact opnemen met werkgroepXIX(at)gmail.com

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Werner Adriaenssens (voorzitter)
Thijs Dekeukeleire, Ko Goubert, Stefan Huygebaert (bestuursleden)

zaterdag 6 mei 2017


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017


GOTHIC MODERNISMS: 29 & 30 June, 2017, The Rijksmuseum: A two-day international conference discussing the legacies, histories and contested identities of European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in (global) modernity, in particular in modernism and the avant-gardes.
More information here; registration here.

Fee (125€; 40€ for students) includes access to the Rijksmuseum Collections on both days, a guided visit to the exhibition Small Wonders, coffee, tea, lunch, snacks and drinks. Questions and comments can be directed to dr. Tessel M. Bauduin, University of Amsterdam: t[dot]m[dot]bauduin[at]uva[dot]nl
This conference is part of a trilogy. For earlier events see ‘Visions of the North’.

vrijdag 7 april 2017

CFP: Representations of ‘Nature’ in Nineteenth-century Art: the Ecological Paradigm

Call For Papers:
UAAC (Universities Art Association of Canada) Conference in Banff,
2017 Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada,
October 12-15, 2017.

Representations of ‘Nature’ in Nineteenth-century Art: the Ecological Paradigm
Chair: Joan E. Greer, Professor, Art & Design, University of Alberta, Canada

The word “oecology”, coined by the German zoologist and artist Ernst Haeckel in 1866, brought together the study of living organisms with their environments. As discussed by Greg Thomas in his chapter “The Ecological Paradigm” in Art and Ecology in Nineteenth Century France (2000), the term ‘nature’ was coming to be recognized as “an abstract concept defined by its difference from the human”. Recently, nineteenth-century representations of the natural world and its inhabitants have been the subject of renewed interest, with a range of art historical and cross-disciplinary theoretical writings including those dealing with the Anthropocene, Animal Studies, and the History of Science, informing these studies and exhibitions. This session welcomes papers that contribute to this discussion, including those that consider representations of natural environments, of non-human species within their environment (including in scientific imagery), and the relationship between the two.

Please send your paper proposal by Friday, May 12, directly to the Session Chair, Joan E. Greer, University of Alberta: jegreer@ualberta.ca

Submissions must include: the name and email address of the applicant; the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank; the paper title; an abstract (300 words maximum); and a brief bio (150 words maximum).

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 12, 2017

For complete UAAC program see http://www.uaac-aauc.com/en/conference