Copying, Replicating & Emulating Paintings in the 15th–18th Centuries
Organizer: National Gallery of Denmark
21 - 22 May 2012
Inspired by the European project Tracing Bosch and Bruegel. Four Paintings Magnified (www.bosch-bruegel.com), this conference aims to explore how the art historical and technical examination of paintings in tandem can address key subjects, such as meaning, materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as be a catalyst for fresh perspectives on prevailing European workshop practices when copying, replicating and emulating paintings in the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.
For conference updates see: http://www.smk.dk/cats-conference
Techniques of Art History: Technical Art History
Organizer: Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
13 -14 May 2011
In 2011, the Kadriorg Art Museum’s Annual Spring Conference focuses on technical art history: a focus on objects!
The knowledge of how a work of art is made, what materials it consists of and its technical construction not only helps us to preserve works of art but often provides fruitful material in interpreting the work of art and in understanding artistic intentions.
The time that divides the origin of the object from the present, and the distance created between viewer and art object that the theory-ridden art historical approach often brings with it, create problems in understanding the object itself. Here, technical art history can function as a translator of a work of art for the contemporary audience.
The two-day conference coincides with the international research and exhibition project Tracing Bosch and Bruegel – Four Paintings Magnified.
|Chair: Dr. Ron Spronk|
|10:00||Greeting by Kadi Polli, the Director of the Kadriorg Art Museum|
|10:10-10:35||Introduction by Greta Koppel, Kadriorg Art Museum: Why approach the theme? Technical art history in Estonian art history practice|
|10:40-11:15||Dr. Jørgen Wadum, National Gallery of Denmark: Rembrandt or not? The Rembrandt research project at the National Gallery of Denmark|
|11:20-11:50||Dr. Erma Hermens, Glasgow University (UK): Unveiling the painting technique of James Whistler (1834–1903)|
|Chair: Dr. Jørgen Wadum|
|14:10-14:40||Ari Tanhuanpää, Finnish National Gallery: "As through so many veils" – Technical art history from a critical viewpoint|
|14:55-15.25||Hilkka Hiiop, Art Museum of Estonia: Samson and Delilah. The story of an Italian painting|
|10:00-10:05||Chair: Dr. Erma Hermens opens day 2 of the conference. Introduction to the theme of the day|
|10:00-10:20||Greta Koppel, Kadriorg Art Museum: Introduction of the research project "Tracing Bosch and Bruegel"|
|10:25-10:55||Dr. Matthijs Ilsink, Noordbrabants Museum (Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands):The Bosch research and conservation project (2010–2016)|
|11:15-11:45||Dr. Ron Spronk, Hieronymus Bosch Chair at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Professor of Art History at Queens University, Canada): The painting technique of Hieronymus Bosch under close inspection|
|11:50-12.20||Mikkel Scharff, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation: Animations and other techniques to visualize technical imaging and technical art history|
|13:50-15:45||Workshop "Expulsion of Money-lenders from the Temple", in the Conservation Department of the Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu building), chaired by Dr. Jørgen Wadum|
|13:55-14:15||Presentation 1: Alar Nurkse, Art Museum of Estonia: The Tallinn Bosch-Bruegel painting: Conservation and technical research on "Expulsion of Money-lenders from the Temple" at the Art Museum of Estonia|
|14:20-14:40||Presentation 2: Hannah Tempest, National Gallery of Denmark: The Copenhagen Bosch-Bruegel painting: Conservation and technical research on "Expulsion of Money-lenders from the Temple" at the National Gallery of Denmark.|
|14:45-15:00||Presentation 3: Dr. Erma Hermens, Glasgow University; Polly Smith, Glasgow Museums:|
Speakers: Dr. Ron Spronk (NL), Dr. Matthijs Ilsink (NL), Dr. Erma Hermens (UK), Dr. Jørgen Wadum (DK), Mikkel Scharff (DK), Anne Haack Christensen (DK), Dr. Paul Vandenbroeck (BE), Bernard Vermet (NL), Polly Smith (UK), Alar Nurkse (EST), Hannah Tempest (DK/UK), Greta Koppel (EST).
Closing of the conference
Participation in the workshop is limited to 25, and therefore previous registration is required. Conference is free of charge.
Tracing Bosch and Bruegel: Four Paintings Magnified is an exciting pan-European art detective scenario investigating four Netherlandish paintings from the 16th century.The busy compositions all present ‘Christ chasing the moneylenders from the temple’ and reuse popular iconography influenced by the famous painters Hieronymous Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.Read more...