Emerging Scholars Symposium: “Illustrating Love: From Myth to Manual”

The 2019 Emerging Scholars Symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy,” on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from March 9–May 26, 2019. Current graduate students and other emerging scholars will expand the scope of the exhibition by exploring the concept of love throughout the history of visual and material culture. This program is presented in collaboration with the Association of Graduate Art Students and sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The symposium is free and open to the public.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Coffee

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Mandy Richter, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, art history, “Erotic Nudes? Towards a Contouring of ‘Stimulating Images’ in Renaissance Italy”
and Mara McNiff, University of Arizona, art history, “Enea Vico’s Loves: A Study in One Antiquarian’s Affair with Early Modern Erotica”

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Jungyoon Yang, Universiteit van Amsterdam, art history, “Amsterdam Mercantile Adaptation for Conspicuous Epithalamic Illustrations”
Morgan Macey, University of South Florida, humanities, “Adaptations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in 16th-Century France: Physical and Moral Recontextualization in the Tapestry of Narcissus at the Fountain”
and Delphine Calle, Ghent University, French literature, “From Marriage Chest to Tomb”

12:45 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:30 – 4 p.m. Maryclaire Koch, SUNY Buffalo, art history, “Chagall, The Song of Songs, and Reciprocal Desire”
Elizabeth Browne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, history, theory and criticism of art and architecture, “Clodion’s Touching Subjects: Love and Devotion in Revolutionary France”
and Meagan Khoury, University of York, art history, “A Most Pleasurable Deception’: The Gentildonna Bolognese as Bravura in Lavinia Fontana’s Autoritratto alla Spinetta”

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:30am to 5:00pm

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

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