Treffen der JSPS Regionalgruppe München (Humboldt Salon), 26. September 2019, 19:30h
das nächste Treffen der JSPS Regionalgruppe München findet wieder gemeinsam mit dem Humboldt Club (Humboldt Salon) am 26. September 2019, 19:30h, im IBZ, Amalienstrasse 38, statt. Die Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte der unten angefügten e-Mail des Humboldt Clubs. Bitte melden Sie sich bis 20 September 2019 direkt bei Herrn Cleemann an.
Mit besten Grüßen,
On behalf of the Regional Group Munich of the Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer we cordially invite you to the Humboldt Salon on September 26, 2019, which takes place in the Internationales Begegnungszentrum München (IBZ), as usual.
During the Salon a lecture will be given by Dr. Diletta Gamberini, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Art History on
Artists as Poets in Renaissance Florence, 1537-1587.
Art historians, cultural historians, and literary scholars have recently identified in the figure of the doctus artifex, the learned artist who was engaged in activities traditionally assigned to the domain of the liberal arts, a key to understanding the momentous rise of the social status of the practitioners of the visual arts in early modern Europe.
The writings of Italian Renaissance painters, sculptors, architects, and goldsmiths have been, in this regard, a focus of great attention. However, while the prose works that these authors penned have typically been studied as crucial evidence of their intellectual self-consciousness, the role of poetry as a site of discourse on issues relevant to art-making has received far more sporadic consideration.
In my talk, then, I aim to shed some light of the cross-fertilization between poetic and artistic praxes in that cultural domain. I will do this by focusing on the Florentine milieu under the fifty-year rule of Cosimo I and Francesco I de’ Medici (1537-1587). Because its artists were more systemically engaged with articulating their professional concerns in literary products than those from any other context in Renaissance Italy, this scene makes an ideal setting from which to sort out the ways in which these authors adapted, transformed, and repurposed the poetic medium to create new meanings that were of specific interest to art-making.
I will touch upon a set of interconnected questions: in what ways does such a literary production relate to concerns that were central to the practice of the visual arts? More specifically, what does it tell us about these writers’ intellectual models, cultural networks, professional relationships, and search for patronage?
Dr. Diletta Gamberini is Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München and a philologist and literary scholar by training. Her research interests focus on the intersections of literature and the visual arts in early modern Italy.
Before coming to Munich as a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in the Art History Department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, she taught medieval and Renaissance Italian literature at Middlebury College's School in Italy and received fellowships from Villa I Tatti -- The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz.
Venue:Internationales Begegnungszentrum München (IBZ), Amalienstr. 38, 80799 München
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 19:30h
As usual, snacks and beverages will be available, kindly sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In order to facilitate preparations, we kindly ask you to confirm participation and indicate the number of persons attending the Salon, by Friday, September 20, 2019, to Lutz Cleemann.
With kind regards,
Stefan Recksiegel and Lutz Cleemann
(Humboldt Club Munich)