The Italian Art Society sponsored five sessions and hosted a reception at RSA 2014.
Thursday, March 27, 7:00 to 8:30 pm Building/Room: Warwick, 2nd floor, Warwick Room
With the generous support of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, the IAS held a reception with cash bar and a buffet of light snacks. Grazie to all who attended and made the event such a success.
Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society
Session Title: Blood: Representation, Materiality and Agency in Italian Renaissance Art
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00-4:30pm
Organizer and Chair: Theresa L. Flanigan, The College of Saint Rose
Catherine D. Harding, University of Victoria, "Blood: The Relic of the Corporal at Orvieto Cathedral as Divine Witness"
Andrew R. Casper, Miami University, "Painted in Blood: Materiality and Artifice in the Shroud of Turin"
Session Title: Italian Sculpture, a Social History: the Practice of the Craft from Nicola Pisano to Michelangelo
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:30-10:00am
Organizer and chair: Brendan Cassidy, University of St Andrews
Peter Dent, University of Bristol, "'No empty work': Giovanni Pisano and the Status of Sculpture"
Johannes Röll, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, "Collaboration or Competition? Sculptors in Late Fifteenth-Century Rome"
Lynn Catterson, Columbia University, "Supplying Demand: Economic Considerations in the Production of Sculpture in Quattrocento Florence"
Session Title: On “Naturalism” in Early Modern Italian Art
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:15-11:45am
Organizer and Chair: Christian K. Kleinbub, The Ohio State University
Theresa L. Flanigan, The College of Saint Rose, "Naturalism as a Sign in Alberti’s On Painting"
Jeanette Kohl, University of California, Riverside, "'Real' Faces: Heteronomies of Renaissance Portraiture"
Jodi Cranston, Boston University, "Geographically Mobile: Depicting Myths in Venice, Depicting Venice in Myths"
Session Title: Painted Objects: Furniture Ornament and the Arts in Renaissance Italy
Hilton, Nassau A
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 1:15 to 2:45pm
Organizers: Chriscinda C. Henry, McGill University, and Susannah Rutherglen, Gladys Kireble Delmas Foundation
Chair: Chriscinda C. Henry, McGill University
Rebekah Tipping Compton, College of Charleston, "Concealed Flesh: Female Nudes inside Fifteenth-Century Florentine Chests"
Elinor Myara Kelif, Université Paris I Sorbonne, "Private Delectation: Jacopo Zucchi’s Cabinet Paintings for Cardinal Ferdinando de’ Medici"
Susannah Rutherglen, Gladys Kireble Delmas Foundation, "Painting at the Threshold: Pictures for Doors in Renaissance Venice"
Session Title: Stillness in Early Modern Italian Art
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:15-2:45pm
Organizer and Chair: Karen J. Lloyd, Queen's University
Samuel Y. Edgerton, Williams College, "The Silent Space of Piero della Francesca’s Madonna Enthroned with Four Angels: A New Understanding of Its Mysterious Perspective"
Karolina Zgraja, Bibliotheca Hertziana, "Stillness as Devotional Function in Altarpieces by Giovanni Bellini"
Diva Zumaya, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Stilled Suffering and Devotional Practice in the Roman Paintings of Gerrit van Honthorst"