Margins of early Renaissance painting

Research Seminar

  • Date: Oct 16, 2018
  • Time: 13:00
  • Speaker: Christopher S. Wood
  • Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
  • Host: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
  • Contact: paulinyi@biblhertz.it
Margins of early Renaissance painting
As if revisiting the religion's primordial decision in favor of an exoteric, rather than esoteric, identity, the Italian painters of the fourteenth century populated Christian subjects and scenes with semi-outsiders: watchers and doubters, anachronistic visitants, sponsors clerical and lay. Pressure on narrative from the outside tested the integrity of the artwork.

Scientific organisation: David Zagoury Christopher

Christopher S. Wood is Professor in the Department of German, New York University. He is the author of Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape (1993); Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art (2008); and Anachronic Renaissance (with Alexander Nagel) (2010). His book A History of Art History is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. He is currently Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti, Florence.
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