Renaissance Italian Art after the Spatial Turn

Research Seminar

  • Online event
  • Datum: 06.04.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 17:00 - 19:00
  • Vortragender: Stephen J. Campbell
  • Kontakt: rossi@biblhertz.it
 Renaissance Italian Art after the Spatial Turn
In the wake of History of art‘s "spatial turn", the historiography of pre-modern Italy has seemed more peripheral than central.To what extent have conversations about art as instrument of a colonizing process, as a conduit for cultural exchange, of translation and adaptation by colonial subjects, métissage, transfert culturel, and so on transformed the way we might conceive the artistic geography of Italy in the era before and after Vasari’s history of art imposed a seemingly intractable hierarchy of place?

Is the term ‘Renaissance’ able to encapsulate the variety of experiences and cultural experiments taking place in the Italian peninsula between the 15th and the late 16th-century? How will the artistic geography of the Italian peninsula appear if we dismiss modernist paradigms such as innovation and progress? The seminar will discuss Stepehen J. Campbell's recent book The Endless Periphery: Towards a Geopolitics of Art in Lorenzo Lotto’s Italy (2019) and possible future directions.

Stephen J. Campbell is Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor in History of Art at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the art, architecture and political cultures of pre-modern Italy (1300-1600), especially questions of geography and geopolitics, the city and state formation, the Renaissance literature and theory of art, the body, sex and gender. His most recent books are Andrea Mantegna: Humanist Aesthetics, Faith, and the Force of Painting (2020), and The Endless Periphery. Towards a Geopolitics of Art in Lorenzo Lotto’s Italy (2019). Art in Italy 1400-1600, co-authored with Michael Cole (2nd edition 2017), has appeared in Japanese and Italian editions. He co-curated the exhibitions Cosmè Tura: Painting and Design in Renaissance Ferrara (The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 2002); Artifice and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice (The Gardner, 2015), and was co-organizer of The Renaissance Nude 1400-1530 (The Getty Museum and Royal Academy, London, 2018-19)


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Scientific Organization: Anna Chiara Giusa



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