IAS-SPONSORED SESSIONS AT RSA 2017 This year, IAS is pleased to sponsor the following five sessions at the upcoming 2017 Renaissance Society of America conference in Chicago.

IAS-SPONSORED SESSIONS AT RSA 2017

This year, IAS is pleased to sponsor the following five sessions at the upcoming 2017 Renaissance Society of America conference in Chicago. Details on these sessions are included here. Please see our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at RSA in upcoming years.

Session: Eternal Painting? The Meaning and Materiality of Copper Supports
Fri, March 31, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Clark 10

Organizers: Alexander Noell, Courtauld Institute of Art; Sally Higgs, Courtauld Institute of Art

Chair and Respondent: Sean Roberts, Vill I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

“Leonardo da Vinci, Paragone, and the Reifying Impetus for Painting on Metal- and Stone-Supports” – Brad Cavallo, Temple University

“Eternal Painting, Ephemeral Condition: Masking, Disguising, and Dancing as an Equivalent of Painting on Copper?” – Julia Maillard, École des hautes études en sciences sociales


Session: Trecento Art Beyond Italy I
Sat, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am
Palmer House Hilton, Third Floor, Indiana Room

Organizer/Chair: Amy E. Gillette, St. Joseph’s University

“Art in a Cross-Confessional Context: A Trecento Icon at the Panagia Phanerōmenē in Kastoria”  – John Lansdowne, Princeton University

“The Role of Genoa in the Arts of Trecento Constantinople” – Justine Andrews, University of New Mexico

“New Evidence on Simone Martini at Avignon: Work, Network, and Reception” – Emma Capron, The Frick Collection

“The Trecento Madonna of Cambria” – Christina Normore, Northwestern University


Session: Lying in State: The Effigy in Early Modern Italian Funerary Art ca. 1400–1600 I
Sat, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am
Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Turnham 4

Organizer: Lara R. Langer, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Chair: Sheryl E. Reiss, Independent Scholar

“Saints Lying in State: Presentation versus Representation” – Pavla Langer, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut

“Italian Renaissance Effigies Neither Dead Nor Alive” – Katerina Harris, New York University

“The Long Sleep: Andrea Sansovino and the Cardinal Effigies at Santa Maria del Popolo” – Lara R. Langer, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


Session: Lying in State: The Effigy in Early Modern Italian Funerary Art ca. 1400–1600 II
Sat, April 1, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Burnham 4

Organizer/Chair: Lara R. Langer, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

“Effigies are for Girls: Representing Women in Death in Quattrocento Italy” – Brenna Graham, Independent Scholar.

“Sienese Funeral Effigies: A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy” – Maria Lucca, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“The Tomb of the Prince of Kleve: Medieval Iconography in a Counter-Reformation Monument”  – Tancredi Farina, “Sapienza,” Università di Roma


Session: Altarpieces on the Move: Religious Art Redeployed in Early Modern Italy
Sat, April 1, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Burnham 1

“Altarpieces for the Home: Tracing Shifting Collectors’ Tastes in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Rome” – Melissa Yuen, Rutgers University

“The Rejection of Ludovico Carracci’s St. Sebastian and Forza as an Early Seicento Aesthetic Criterion” – Jeffrey Fraiman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Absence and Presence: Correggio’s San Giorgio Altarpiece after its Acquisition by the Duke of Modena” –  Alyssa Abraham, Queen’s University Kingston

“The Bifurcation of Art and Image: Displaced Altarpieces and Their Substitute Copies” – Sandra Richards, Department of Canadian Heritage

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