CIVIC ARTISTS AND COURT ARTISTS (1300–1600). Case Studies and Conceptual Ideas about the Status, Tasks and the Working Conditions of Artists and Artisans

DER STÄDTISCHE KÜNSTLER UND DER HOFKÜNSTLER (1300–1600). Das Individuum im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis

AUX ORIGINES DE L’ARTISTE DANS L’EUROPE MÉDIÉVALE ET MODERNE (1300–1600). Artistes à la ville et artistes à la cour

The realization of this trilingual (English, French, German) conference based on the ERC Advanced Grant that the European Research Council gave 2010 to Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Tacke (Trier University). The grant is part of the ERC-project “Redefining Boundaries: Artistic training by the guilds in Central Europe up to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire” which operates under the name “artifex”.

At artifex, we have tackled the subject matter of ›court artists‹ in a twofold manner: The Paris conference offered a European perspective, while a conference with the title „Hofkünstler und Hofhandwerker in deutschsprachigen Residenzstädten des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts – Personen, Konflikte, Strukturen“ held in Mainz in 2015 focused its geographical scope on the German speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire. Symposium organizers: Dr. Jens Fachbach (Trier), Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller (Mainz), Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Tacke (Trier).

 

Symposium location:

Paris, INHA, Centre André Chastel

VENUE: Salle Vasari, INHA, Galerie Colbert, 2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris

 

Symposium date:

19 – 21, June 2014

 

Symposium organizers:

apl. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Eichberger (Trier University: artifex-staff), Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Tacke (Trier University and artifex-chair) in Cooperation with Prof. Dr. Philippe Lorentz (Paris-Sorbonne / Centre André Chastel)

 

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION via: artiste.colloque@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Monday 9 June 2014

 

CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Anne-Julie Lafaye (Paris-Sorbonne) and Karina Wiench M.A. (Trier University, artifex: Management and Coordinator)

 

HOTELS: The symposium office is not in a position to organize accommodation. Participants are therefore kindly asked to make their own provisions.

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME

 

DAY 1: THURSDAY, 19 June 2014

 

9:00: REGISTRATION in the Foyer of INHA (2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris)

 

10:00-10:30

WELCOME by Prof. Dr. Dany Sandron (Paris-Sorbonne/ Centre André Chastel)

INTRODUCTION by Prof. Dr. Philippe Lorentz (Paris-Sorbonne/ Centre André Chastel) & apl. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Eichberger (Trier University: artifex)

 

10:30-12:30

SESSION 1: THE STATUS OF THE ARTIST: TERMINOLOGY AND CONDITIONS [a]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Philippe Lorentz (Paris-Sorbonne/ Centre André Chastel)

Dr. Sabine BERGER (Paris-Sorbonne): “Artistes et maîtres d’œuvre au service des conseillers royaux dans la France des années 1300”

Dr. Ludovic NYS (Valenciennes University): ”Artiste de cour ou artiste à la cour ? Le cas d’une petite cour sur les confins septentrionaux du Royaume: le Hainaut des Avesnes et des Baviéres, 1280–1417”

Dr. Thomas RAPIN (Poitiers University): “Les artistes du bâtiment installés à la cour du duc de Berry : Le témoignage des sources contemporaines”

DISCUSSION

 

12:30-13:45  LUNCH BREAK

 

14:00-16:00

SESSION 2: THE STATUS OF THE ARTIST: TERMINOLOGY AND CONDITIONS [b]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Thomas Maissen (Paris, Deutsches Historisches Institut)

Prof. Dr. Philippe Lorentz (Paris-Sorbonne/ Centre André Chastel): "Peintre et valet de chambre: titre honorifique ou poste budgétaire?"

Prof. Dr. Krista De Jonge (Leuven University): „The ‚Emperorʼs Artists‘ Between Court and the City in the Sixteenth-Century Low Countries“

Dr. Natasja Peeters (Brussels, Royal Military Museum): “A guild’s eye view on art. Artistic production and the corporate world in Antwerp” (ca. 1550–1600).

DISCUSSION

 

16:00-17:00  BREAK

 

17:00-19:00

SESSION 3: KEYNOTE LECTURE

INTRODUCTION: apl. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Eichberger (Trier University: artifex)

Prof. Dr. Andrew Morrall (New York, Bard Graduate Center): “Urban Craftsmen and the Courts in Sixteenth-Century Germany”

DISCUSSION

 

DAY 2: Friday, 20 June 2014

 

9:00-10:45

SESSION 4: ARCHITECTS AND MASTER BUILDERS

Chair: Prof. Dr. Dany Sandron (Paris-Sorbonne)

Dr. Bram VANNIEUWHUYZE (Leuven University) and Boris HOREMANS, M.A. (Brussels, Université Libre/ HOST): „Les anciens ‚architects‘ bruxellois (15ième – 17ième siècles): artistes-fonctionnaires ou indépendants?“

Dr. Susana ABREU (Porto University): „Architects at court: Diego de Sagredo, Francisco de Holanda and the artistic milieu in Spain and Portugal, c. 1500–1550“

Prof. Dr. Madelon SIMONS (Amsterdam University): „The artists at the Courts in Prague and Vienna in the Sixteenth Century”

DISCUSSION

 

10:45-11:30  BREAK

 

11:30-12:45

SESSION 5: THE CITY AND THE CITY PAINTER [a]

Chair: apl. Prof. Dr. Dagmar EICHBERGER (Trier University: artifex)

Prof. Dr. Jacob WISSE (New York, Stern College/Director, Yeshiva University Museum): „Civic Patronage and the Recognition of Extraordinary Artistic Talent“

Danica BRENNER, M.A. (Trier University: artifex): „Aufgabenfelder und sozialer Status der Stadtmaler im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert“

DISCUSSION

 

12:45-13:45 LUNCH BREAK

 

14:00-15:15

SESSION 6: THE CITY AND THE CITY PAINTER [b]

Chair: apl. Prof. Dr. Dagmar EICHBERGER (Trier University: artifex)

Dr. Katrin DYBALLA (Frankfurt, Städel): „Zu Diensten der Stadt und des Hofes: Georg Pencz (um 1500–1550) – Ein ‚ehrbarer Diener‘ der Reichsstadt Nürnberg“

Tanja LEVY, M.A. (Paris-Sorbonne): „‘Je ne vis que de mon mestier‘ : la place des peintres dans la ville de Lyon (1460–1530)“

DISCUSSION

 

15:15-15:30 SHORT BREAK

 

15:30–18:30

SESSION 7: THE COURT – CRAFT AS LUXURY INDUSTRY

Chair: Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Legaré (Lille-3, Université Charles de Gaulle)

Dr. Michele TOMASI (Lausanne University): „Cour et ville, commande et marché : orfèvres et princes en France, autour 1400“

Dr. Aleksandra SZEWCZYK (Wrocław University): „Maître de corporation, artiste à la cour, émissaire de Monseigneur l’évêque – sur les divers emplois de Paul Nitsch, orfèvre à Wrocław“

Juliette ALLIX, M.A. (Paris-Sorbonne): „Armuriers libres et armuriers de Cour dans la Ville d’Innsbruck“

DISCUSSION

 

DAY 3: SATURDAY, 21 June 2014

 

9:30-12:30

SESSION 8: CHANGE AND INNOVATION THROUGH MIGRANT ARTISTS

Chair: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirchner (Paris, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte)

Dr. Rose-Marie FERRE (Paris-Sorbonne): “Nicolas Froment, ‘peintre du roi de Sicile’, un étranger à la cour du roi René”

Prof. Dr. Susan MAXWELL (Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin): “Lazy Foreigners and Indignant Locals: Influence and Rivalry in Bavarian Court Patronage”

DISCUSSION

 

10:45-11:15  SHORT BREAK

 

11:15-12:30

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra LIPINSKA (Berlin, Technische Universität): “‘Item nach begerett S.F.G. einen gutten Niderlendischen Meurer Meister ...‘. Netherlandish artists and craftsmen at the court of Julius Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg”

Julia TRINKERT, M.A. (Kiel University): „Kunstproduktion in der Stadt und am Hof. Zwei Szenarien im spätmittelalterlichen Mecklenburg”

 

DISCUSSION

 

12:30-13:45  LUNCH BREAK

 

14:00-15:00

SESSION 9: GUEST OF HONOUR

Introduction / Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Tacke (Trier University and artifex-chair)

Prof. Dr. em. Martin WARNKE (Hamburg University):

“Künstlerische Initiativen deutscher Fürsten im 15. Jahrhundert”

PANEL: apl. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Eichberger, Prof. Dr. Philippe Lorentz, Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Tacke

 

15:00-18:00

SESSION 10: COURT AND CITY – MIXED CAREER PATHS

Chair: Dr. Birgit Ulrike MÜNCH (Trier University)

Olga VASSILIEVA-CODOGNET, M.A. (Paris, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales): “Entre la ville et la cour : Otto Vaenius ou le prix de la liberté”

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey CHIPPS SMITH (Austin, University of Texas): “Wenzel Jamnitzer: Famous yet free?”

DISCUSSION

 

16:15-16:45 SHORT BREAK

 

16:45-18:00

Dr. Sandra DIEFENTHALER (Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie): “Ein städtischer Hofkünstler: Christoph Schwarz (um 1545–1592)”

Dr. Ursula TIMANN (Trier University: artifex): “Hofmaler und Zunftmaler. Künstlerschicksale aus dem 16. und 17. Jahrhundert”

DISKUSSION

 

18:00-20:00: DRINKS

Hans Burgkmair d. Ä. (1473–1531), The „Weißkunig“ Kaiser Maximilians I., here: Die Freude und das Geschick, die er bei den Angaben für Gemälde zeigte, und deren Verbesserung nach seinem Ingenium; woodcut (22,1 x 19,3 cm), ca. 1514–16