Appel à communication : « Baldassarre Peruzzi and the Figurative Arts » (Rome, 13-14 février 2014)

Baldassarre Peruzzi and the Figurative Arts
Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
February 13-14, 2014

The multi-talented Sienese artist Baldassarre Peruzzi (1481-1536) worked productively in Renaissance Rome as architect, stage-designer, mechanical engineer, and painter. Scholarship on his accomplishments and legacy, however, is currently in a state of fragmentation, where case studies of single works in discreet media lead the research. While much new information has emerged over the last two decades concerning Peruzzi’s buildings, the pictorial activity that was the other center of his career has received far less attention in recent years. As a result, Peruzzi’s place among the artistic and cultural circles of his generation is still known only partially. With a thematic focus on the figurative arts, this colloquium hopes to begin a scholarly dialogue that would lead to fresh avenues of inquiry.

The purpose of the colloquium is twofold: to reconsider Peruzzi’s figurative oeuvre against questions of artistic practice and critical reception, and to bring together scholars from across the globe interested in revisiting Peruzzi’s figurative works. Papers that consider any aspect of Peruzzi’s figurative oeuvre are welcome, but special consideration will be given to papers that speak to questions of artistic exchange, the impact of Peruzzi’s inventions, workshop practice, and critical reception of his works.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should include the title of the paper, a 200-word abstract, the author’s institutional affiliation, a short CV (max. 1 page) and full contact information.

Proposals should be sent to both:

Anka Ziefer (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome)

Mari Yoko Hara (American Academy in Rome)

The deadline for submission is 15 October, 2013.

The official colloquium’s languages will be German, English and Italian.

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