Conferences & Lectures

Location: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia,

The Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia jointly sponsored this symposium addressing the impact of, artistic exchange within, or presumed hegemony of Italian art within the Mediterranean basin, ca. 1260–1453.

Trecento Art in Memory of Andrew Ladis

For nearly two decades, the Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia have jointly sponsored symposia on Italian art. In 2010, to honor the memory of Andrew Ladis (1949–2007), we are returning to the series’ original concept: the art of the fourteenth century. The fourteenth century we have in mind is a long one, from roughly 1260 through 1453.  Rather than focusing on a single city, style, medium, or artist, the conference will consider a range of topics relevant to art produced in Italy and the Mediterranean basin during this long fourteenth century. The conference will meet in Athens, Georgia on the campus of the University of Georgia, opening with an evening session on Thursday, November 11, 2010, and continuing across Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13, 2010.

The lectures are free and open to the public; all are welcome.  Hotel rooms are available at the Georgia Center: 1-800-884-1381.  Tell them you are here for the “trecento” conference.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Rm S151)

5:30 PM: 2010 Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Association of Graduate Art Students
Marvin Trachtenberg, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University: “Building-in-Time: Thinking and Making Architecture in the Premodern Era”

Friday, November 12, 2010 (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Rm S150)

9:00 AM: Morning Session I
Chair: Shelley Zuraw, University of Georgia, Athens
Joanna Cannon, Courtauld Institute of Art, London: “An enigmatic Italian panel painting of the Crucifixion in the National Gallery, Prague: texts, diagrams, and Italian narrative art”
Sonia Chiodo, Università degli Studi di Firenze: “The formelle by Taddeo Gaddi and a new point of view: context and function of the Santa Croce sacristy in the Trecento”
Marco Ciatti and Cecilia Frosinini, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro, Florence:  “New results on Giotto’s panel paintings and wall paintings restoration at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure: the Ognissanti Crucifix and some prelimary remarks on the Peruzzi Chapel”

Morning Session II
Chair: Phillip Earenfight, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Penn.
Amy Neff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville: “Landscapes of Revelation in Italian Art, ca. 1300″
Peter Scholz, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Planck-Institut), Florence: “Creating Space and Constructing Identity. The Painted Architectures of Giusto de’Menabuoi and Altichiero”
Amber A. McAlister, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg: “Framing the Trecento:  The Artistic Legacy of Giotto in the Migliorati Chapel, San Francesco (Prato)”

2:00 PM: Afternoon Session I
Chair: Jeryldene Wood, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana
Laura Jacobus, Birkbeck College, University of London: “Pascalino and the Mask of Death! Or, a ‘new’ trecento sculptor and an old problem”
Gail E. Solberg. Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Florence: “The Tomb of Simone Saltarelli (d. 1342), Florentine Archbishop of Pisa”
Christopher R. Lakey, ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: “Rilievo before Alberti: Pacino da Bonaguida and the ‘Mixed-Media’ Image”

Afternoon Session II
Session Chair: Nancy Thompson, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
Matthew G. Shoaf, Ursinus College, Collegeville: “The speaking image, socialized: Visual articulation in trecento art”
Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston: “Grieving in Trecento Tuscany: Representation and Regulation”
Jennifer Webb, University of Minnesota, Duluth: “Christ Standing in the Tomb & the Salimbeni Brothers: The problem of the ‘International Style’ in the Marche region”
Cordelia Warr, Manchester University: “Representing Stigmatics in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Italian Art”

Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Rm S150)

9:00 AM: Morning Session III
Session Chair: George Bent, Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona, Hood College, Frederick: “The Moral Topography of Hell in the Arena Chapel, Padua”
Allie Terry-Fritsch, Bowling Green State University: “Giotto’s Hand of Justice: Criminal Viewers in the Chapel of the Magdalene in Florence”
Perri Lee Roberts, University of Miami, “The Trecento Cult of Sant’Egidio in Florence”

Morning Session IV
Session Chair: Debra Pincus, Washington D.C.
Lisa Reilly, University of Virginia: “Norman Sicily: A Mediterranean Elixir”
Dylan Rogers, University of Virginia: “Perfettissimo Marmo Lavorato: Influences and Meaning in the Pavement of the Capella Palatina, Palermo”
Rafal Quirini-Poplawski, Jagellonian University, Krakow: “On the Artists and Objects of Art in the World of the Genoese Colonies in the Late Middle Ages”

1:30 PM: Afternoon Session III
Session Chair: Asen Kirin, University of Georgia, Athens
Costanza Cipollaro, University of Vienna: “The Impact of Franciscan Art in the Levant, 1250–1400”
Anne Dunlop, Tulane University, New Orleans: “Trecento painting and the Pax Mongolica
Anna M. Migdal, Université Lumiére Lyon II: “The development of the Italian ‘picture-reliquary’ from the Trecento to the Fifteenth Century in Polish painting”

Afternoon Session IV
Session Chair: Shelley Zuraw, University of Georgia
Jack Freiberg, Florida State University, Tallahassee: “The ‘Image of Pity’ in Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Pope Gregory the Great, and the Catholic Monarchs”
Yuri Pyatnitski, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg: “Post-Byzantine Cretan Icons from the Collection of the State Hermitage and Their Italian Models”
Asen Kirin, University of Georgia, Athens: “Late Byzantine Idiom with an Italian Accent: The 15th- and 16th-century Frescoes in the Cathedral of Turnovo, Bulgaria”

Support for this conference has been generously provided by the following:
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York, NY
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Athens, GA
Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
C.L. Morehead, Jr.
And this program is supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors.


Conference Organizers:
Shelley Zuraw and Asen Kirin
Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

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