Vortrag: Philippe Morel

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15.05.2019
von 18:15 bis 19:30

Art

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Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, München, Vortragssaal 242, II. OG

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Wine and Music, Sexuality and Burlesque Tradition in the Paintings of Utrecht Caravaggisti

This lecture focuses on the highly humorous and erotic part that we observe in the paintings by Utrecht Caravaggisti after their return back home, seeking to highlight its processes of creation by putting them in an European perspective. We will first insist on the parodic interpretation that they give of compositions by their Italian, French or Flemish colleagues, in particular Manfredi and Valentin de Boulogne. We will then focus on the relationship of laughter to gluttony and sexuality in some major compositions that have raised many questions and debates. Finally, we will examine the art of  'double entendre’ that these painters develop using a literary and figurative language that is at the crossroads of Italian and north European traditions.

Philippe Morel is Full Professor of Modern Art History at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is a specialist of Italian Renaissance painting on which he has published numerous articles, a few conference proceedings and collective works (notably on astrology and magic and on the representation of the visionary experience), as well as several personal books, the most recent, published in 2015, being entitled Dionysiac Renaissance. Bacchic inspiration, wine and vine imaginary in European art (1430-1630).