Événements : Seghers à l’honneur (Caen, musée des Beaux-Arts, 25 et 26 janvier 2018)

Gerard Seghers (1591-1651), Saint François et l’ange, vers 1619. Huile sur toile, 122 x 98 cm. Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts. © Liberté Bonhomme Libre
Saint François et l’ange de Gérard Seghers, la nouvelle acquisition du musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, est au cœur de deux rendez-vous le 25 et le 26 janvier :

Présence d’artistes, Jeudi 25 janvier, 20h-23h :
20 h, concert proposé par les élèves du Conservatoire de Caen. Au programme : Scheidt, Biber, Sandrin, Ortiz, van Wichel, Schütz, Castello
21 h, Jean-Yves Tanguy, luthier, présentera l’archer qu’il aura reconstitué à partir du tableau. Jasmine Eudeline, violoniste, et les élèves du Conservatoire feront une démonstration de son utilisation à l’époque de Gérard Seghers.
21 h 30, Daniel Aulagnier, plasticien, proposera une performance participative invitant chacun à s’identifier aux personnages du tableau.
Accès libre sur réservation mba-reservation@caen.fr – Salle des collections permanentes du musée

Journée d’étude organisée en collaboration avec l’Université de Caen, vendredi 26 janvier, 9h30-13h30 :
9 h 30 – 10 h, Accueil par Emmanuelle Delapierre, directrice du musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen.
10 h – 10 h 40, La Vie retrouvée de François d’Assise. Jacques Dalarun, historien du Moyen Âge, chercheur au C.N.R.S.
10 h 40 – 11 h 20, Le Saint François et l’ange de Caen, une œuvre emblématique du Caravagisme sensible et monumental de Gérard Seghers (1591-1651). Anne Delvingt, historienne de l’art.
11 h 40 – 12 h 10, François d’Assise : un habit pour s’exposer. Brigitte Poitrenaud-Lamesi, maître de Conférences en littérature et civilisation italiennes, Université de Caen.
12 h 10 -13 h, La Doctrine de l’ange musicien : musique et mystique dans la tradition franciscaine. Fabien Guilloux, historien de l’art, ingénieur d’étude à l’Institut de recherche en musicologie.
13 h-13 h 30, Conclusion des débats Silvia Fabrizio-Costa, professeure de littérature et civilisation italiennes, Université de Caen.
Accès libre sans réservation – Auditorium du musée

Exposition : La Figure ou le reflet de l’âme (Cassel, Musée de Flandre, jusqu’au 1er avril 2018)

Anonyme, École flamande. Tête d’enfant, Dunkerque, musée des Beaux Arts © E. Watteau.

Expositions | La Figure ou le reflet de l’âme
Du samedi 7 octobre 2017 au dimanche 1er avril 2018

Depuis le Moyen Âge, l’économie flamande se distingue par une bourgeoisie extrêmement dynamique qui s’enrichit grâce à un commerce florissant. Pour affirmer son statut social, elle a recours au portrait.
Attachés à retranscrire la réalité, les peintres flamands feront de ce genre une spécialité et ce dès le XVe siècle. Au-delà des apparences, le portrait offre aussi l’opportunité à l’artiste de capter des émotions plus intimes, de révéler une personnalité, de chercher dans les sillons des rides le reflet de l’âme.

Cette exposition est réalisée en co-production avec le musée des Beaux-Arts de Dunkerque, qui est fermé depuis avril 2015.

Conférences à venir :
Lundi 5 février 15h : L’Arrestation du Christ du Maître de 1518, nouvelle acquisition du musée de Flandre par Sandrine Vézilier Dussart, conservatrice en chef du musée de Flandre.
Lundi 12 mars 15h : La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Uylenspiegel.
Lundi 9 avril 15h : Vue du Château de Mariemont, un chef-d’œuvre de Jan Brueghel de Velours par Sandrine Vézilier Dussart, conservatrice en chef du musée de Flandre.
Lundi 14 mai 15h : L’éloge de la folie.
Lundi 4 juin 15h : Le luth et la musique dans l’art au XVIIe siècle.

www.museedeflandre.lenord.fr

Appel à communications : Mapping the Future of Research in Netherlandish Art (Bruges, 25 mai 2018)

Claes Janszoon Visscher II (1587–1652), Novissima Et Accuratissima Leonis Belgici, Seu Septemdecim Regionum Descriptio…
The following workshop for emerging scholars is organized by Stephanie Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queen’s University (Canada) and Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Curator, The Leiden Collection, New York.

For this workshop scheduled in two parts, to meet in Ghent and Bruges, we invite scholars in the early stage of their careers to present their current research, share ideas, and receive suggestions for future development. All topics are welcome!
Applicants should be PhD candidates or recent graduates (PhD 2014 or later) working on their first major project or publication.

The workshop will follow the Pecha Kucha format :
each presentation to be accompanied by 20 slides projected for 20 seconds each (total: 6 minutes 40 seconds).
You may speak informally or prepare a text, but please note that the time limit will be strictly enforced.
Your presentation should summarize your dissertation or project, highlighting what you think the major contribution will be and key questions that remain to be pursued.
Time will be allowed for discussion and feedback.

For scholars coming from North America, it is possible that some funding will be available to help with transportation, but specifics will not be available until closer to the conference date.
All speakers should be prepared to cover their own costs.

Applications should include a short abstract of your topic (300 words maximum) and a current CV.
PhD candidates should provide the name and contact information of their supervisor, who may be contacted to provide a reference.
Please send applications by January 15 to Stephanie Dickey at: dickey.ss@gmail.com and Lara Yeager-Crasselt at: yeagercrasselt@gmail.com.

Mise en ligne du « Kremer Museum »


On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at an exclusive event at Sotheby’s New York for select guests from the art world and technology industry, the Kremer Collection announced the launch of the Kremer Museum, an innovative new concept that combines cutting-edge technology with world-class masterpieces.
Designed by architect Johan van Lierop, Founder of Architales and Principal at Studio Libeskind, the museum will feature over 70 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings from the Collection and will be accessible exclusively through Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
For the creation of the museum, each painting has been photographed between 2,500 and 3,500 times using the ‘photogrammetry’ technique to build one ultra high resolution visual model for each painting, allowing the museum’s visitors to enjoy a deeply immersive experience with the paintings.
Using VR technology, visitors will be able to examine the artworks’ surface and colors up-close, as well as view the reverse of the paintings to explore each work’s unique stamps of provenance.
This virtual museum, which features meticulously recreated paintings and an exceptional space whose design alludes to the scientific and artistic vigor of the Golden Age, will be a leap forward in making it truly possible for the public to experience masterworks in a museum setting, regardless of background and location.
In the coming months, the Collection will host a number of exclusive pop-up events with a full VR set-up.
Dates will be announced on the Kremer Collection’s website in due course.
In early 2018, the museum will release a mobile application on Google Play Store for Daydream that will allow people to visit the museum with any Google Daydream-ready smartphone and VR mask.

About the Kremer Collection:
Founded in 1994 by George and Ilone Kremer, the Kremer Collection is a privately owned group of around 74 works of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art.
New acquisitions are made regularly, and many interesting schools and genres are represented throughout the Collection, such as Caravaggism/Utrecht, Leiden, Delft, Haarlem, Amsterdam, genre interiors, landscape painting, history painting, Italianate art, marines, and portraits.
The Collection contains masterpieces by, amongst others, Rembrandt, Abraham Bloemaert, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Gerrit Dou, Frans Hals, Meindert Hobbema, Gerrit van Honthorst, Pieter de Hooch, Jan Lievens, Paulus Moreelse, Michael Sweerts, Jan Baptist Weenix, and Emanuel de Witte.
Over the past 20 years, many of the works from the Collection have been on display in a variety of exhibitions and on long-term loans with international museums, including: The Mauritshuis, The Hague; the National Gallery, London; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

About the Developers:
Joël Kremer, who previously held positions at Google among others, is the current Director of the Kremer Collection and Co-Founder of the Kremer Museum.
To investigate the possibilities and potential of building the ultimate virtual museum, he partnered with Moyosa’s Jaap Kooiker and Maikel Sibbald, pioneering experts in developing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences, and Guy-Georges Trigallez, a digital content producer who founded No Dutch No Glory with Ruben Duipmans in 2013.

Join the conversation on social media by mentioning The Kremer Collection and using the hashtags #KremerCollection, #KremerMuseum, #MightyMasters, #Sothebys, and #MuseumNetwork when posting.

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Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme (Amsterdam)

Amsterdam, September 01, 2018.
The Rijksmuseum welcomes international research proposals which open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s collection, its history and activities.
The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum and thus to strengthen the bonds between the museum and universities.
The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection and activities, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts.
The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.
Furthermore, the museum facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage the exchange of knowledge – both amongst themselves and the broader museum audience.

Eligibility
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms.
They may include art historians, curators, conservators, historians and scientists.
Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent command of the English language – both written and spoken.
Proficiency in a second language (ideally Dutch or German) is preferred but not required.
Fellowships will be awarded for a duration ranging from 6-24 months, starting in the academic year 2018-2019.
Please review the Rijksmuseum website for detailed information on each individual Fellowship position.

Funding
Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. The stipend amount varies by funding source and Fellowship period. Visit the Rijksmuseum website for further information.

Application and procedure
Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by following the link to the Fellowship of your interest:
• Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research
• Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research
• Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research
• Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research

The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2018, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET).
No applications will be accepted after this deadline.
All applications must be submitted online and in English.
Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2018.
The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum.
Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2018. All Fellowships will start in September 2018.

Further information and application forms: www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (m.spek@rijksmuseum.nl), +31 (0)20-6747395.

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