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Conference: Reinventing Traditions

6/8/2012 to 6/10/2012

When: 8–10 June 2012
Christine Seidel


Re-Inventing Traditions – On the Transmission of Artistic Patterns in Late Medieval Manuscript Illumination

Berlin, 08 – 10 June 2012

Freie Universität Berlin and Gemäldegalerie Berlin

The transmission of artistic patterns was a key practice in medieval manuscript illumination. Despite a changing and differentiated process of production the constant recourse on older works of art, the copying and variation as well as the innovative adaptation of artistic patterns shaped the methods of work of medieval illuminators and writers. The circulation of figurative models by means of moveable works of art or the artists themselves triggers the attempt to describe its phenomenological implications as a sequence of a multistage process of transmission. The conference Re-inventing traditions is dedicated to a systematic approach reflecting the questions concerning a differentiated evaluation of the stages of artistic processing and recreation as a key subject in the study of medieval manuscript illumination. The conference will not solely present case studies on the reutilisation and diffusion of patterns, but it also intends to investigate the process of artistic appropriation itself.

PROGRAM FRIDAY, 08 June 14h30 Freie Universität Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut (2nd Floor, Room A163) Coffee and welcome 15h00 Opening I – On the Transmission of Pictorial Cycles and Isolated Patterns Chair: (Christine Seidel, Joris C. Heyder) 15h20 Bertrand Cosnet (Université François –Rabelais, Tours) La transmission de l’iconographie des vertus dans les manuscrits italiens du XIVe siècle. La réinvention de la Somme le roi 16h00 Sandrine Pagenot (Paris) La transmission du cycle enluminé d’un traité didactique profane aux XIVe et XVe siècles : le Livre des deduis de Henri de Ferrières 16h40 Marion Heisterberg (Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz) Kontemplation einer Kompilation. Das sog. Martyrologium der Fondazione Cini SATURDAY, 09 June Conference Room of the Gemäldegalerie Berlin II – Aspects of Artistic Exchange between Text, Decoration and Illumination Chair: Dominique Stutzmann 10h00 Nataša Kavcic (University of Ljubljana) Manuscript and Charter Decoration: The Transmission of Artistic Patterns 10h40 Maria Ferroni (Scuola normale superiore di Pisa) Sano di Pietro and the ‚illustrated initial’ 11h20 Gemma Avenoza Vera – Lourdes Soriano Robles (Universitat de Barcelona) La reproduction du modèle dans des manuscrits hispaniques du XVe siècle 12h20 Lunch break 14h00 Nataša Golob (University of Ljubljana) Flowers everywhere – illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and painted wooden ceilings around 1500 14h40 Katja Airaksinen (University of Edinburgh) O sainct gond tu as merite: Iconographic Innovation by the Master of Spencer 6 15h20 Coffee break III – Workshops and their Models – On the Local and Transregional Transmission and Transformation of Artistic Patterns Chair: Christine Seidel 15h40 Samuel Gras (Université de Lille) La variété des modèles iconographiques chez un enlumineur tourangeau lié à Jean Fouquet : l’importance du peintre tourangeau mais aussi du Maître du Boccace de Genève 16h20 Nicholas Herman (New York University) Fouquet redivivus: Bourdichon and collaboration in French manuscript illumination, 1480-1520 17h00 Elizabeth L’Estrange (University of Birmingham) Beyond the 1520’s. A Bellemare workshop manuscript in Liège (Ms. Wittert 29)? 18h30 Evening talk Prof. Dr. Eberhard König Vom Hin und Her zwischen Handschrift und Buchdruck bei Colard Mansion SUNDAY, 10 June Conference Room of the Gemäldegalerie Berlin IV – Artistic Itinaries and the Rapport between Miniature and Panel Painting Chair: Joris C. Heyder 10h00 Ines Dickmann (Köln) Stefan Lochner und die Kölner Buchmalerwerkstätten im 15. Jahrhundert 10h40 Frédéric Elsig (Université de Genève) Itinéraire artistique et polyvalence technique. Le cas d’Antoine de Lonhy 11h20 Valérie Guéant (Université de Lille) De la fresque à l’enluminure. Les modèles du Maître des missels della Rovere à Rome au Quattrocento 12h00 Lunch Break V – Transfer of Intermediary Artistic Patterns into Books of Hours Chair: Caroline Zöhl 13h30 Brigitte Roux (Université de Genève) Du multiple à l’unique: l’exemple des Heures de Philibert de Viry 14h10 Laurence Ciavaldini-Rivière (Université Pierre Mendes, Grenoble) De la pierre au parchemin. Le monastère royal de Brou et le livre d’heures de Lodewijk van Boghem (Bruges, Bibliothèque du Grand Séminaire, ms 65) 14h50 Ana Lemos (Université Nouvelle de Lisbonne) Le livre d’heures de D. Duarte et la circulation et transmission des modèles 15h30 Coffee break 15h45 Presentation of the project Digital Horae (Caroline Zöhl) and Final Discussion

There are no attendance fees but registration is required until May 31. Please contact Further information on the programme and the locations can be found on: and The conference is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum – Mittelalter. Renaissance. Frühe Neuzeit.


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