Appel à communication : « Colour in the drawings of the early modern period » (25-27 octobre 2017, Rome, Bibliothèque Hertziana)

Colour in the drawings of the early modern period – symbiosis and antagonism

This year’s Gernsheim study days are dedicated to the subject of colour in early modern drawings. The structure and appearance of these drawings in a genuinely achromatic medium will be examined selectively and comprehensively. Given that colour that extends beyond an imitation of nature has a connotation of preciousness and even exuberance, this ‘optional’ addition to drawings becomes a fraught component of representation. One of the reasons for this is that discrepancies repeatedly come to light between art-historical texts and works of art, between theory and practice. Therefore, the question of the role that colour . . . → En lire plus