Programme

Visions of the North: Reinventing the Germanic ‘North’ in Nineteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture in Britain and the Low Countries

A one-day International Conference at Compton Verney Museum, Warwicks, UK, 17 June 2016

 Conference Programme

 Friday 17 June 2016

9.00-9.30am: REGISTRATION

9.30-10.00am: WELCOME and Introduction: Juliet Simpson (Coventry University): ‘Travelling North: Nineteenth-Century Art – Germanic Identities and Northern Visions’

10.00-11.15am: Panel 1: Chair: Susanna Avery-Quash (The National Gallery, London)

Collecting, Staging, Exhibiting the North: Reception, Display and Inventing Netherlandish and Germanic ‘primitives’

  • Paola Cordera (Politecnico di Milano/Frick Collection, New York)
    ‘In and out of Context: the Spitzer Collection of Netherlandish and German art
  • Ulrike Müller (Ghent University/University of Antwerp), ‘Netherlandish Stained Glass in Belgian Private Collections and the British Impact, ca. 1820-1860’
  • Till-Holger Borchert (Groeninge Museum, Bruges), ‘Restoring Faith? Northern Renaissance Fakes in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Belgium’

11.15-11.45am: COFFEE/TEA

11.45am-1.00pm: Panel 2: Chair: Jenny Graham (Plymouth University)

Northern Transpositions: British-Belgian Artistic Dialogues – Recreating Visions of ‘Northern’ Art

  • Rachel Sloan (Courtauld Institute of Art/University of London): ‘Pre-Raphaelites or latter-day Eyckians? Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and Early Netherlandish Art’
  • Cory Korkow (Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH): ‘Frederick Sandys, Rose and the Northern “Old Masters”’
  • Maria Golovteeva (University of St Andrews): ‘“Discoloured Memling”: Netherlandish and Germanic Artistic Traditions in the Works of Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921)’

1.00-2.15pm: LUNCH and Northern European Collections ‘Spotlight’ Tour

2.15-3.30pm: Panel 3: Chair: Jeanne Nuechterlein (University of York)

Reframing/Contesting Germanic Art: ‘National’ Collections and Identities of German Art –Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Nicola Sinclair (University of York/The National Gallery, London): ‘A “bastardized and soulless school”? Finding a place for Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Cologne and Westphalian Paintings in British Accounts of Art History, 1840s-1880s’
  • Matthew Potter (Northumbria University): ‘Representations of the German Northern Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century British Art’

3.30-4.00pm: TEA/COFFEE

4.00-5.15pm: Panel 4: Chair: Marjan Sterckx (Ghent University)

Art, Literature and the Northern Genius at the Fin de Siècle: Celtic, Germanic, Nordic – A Plural North

  • Tessel Bauduin (University of Amsterdam): ‘The “Northern Genius” in Belgian Art Critical Writing’
  • Frances Fowle and Marja Lahelma (University of Edinburgh; University of Helsinki): ‘Germanic, Nordic, Celtic: Art and Conceptualising the North at the Fin de Siècle

5.15-5.30pm: Closing Remarks Steven Parissien (Director, Compton Verney Museum), Chair: Juliet Simpson (Coventry University)

5.30-6.45pm: DRINKS RECEPTION AND TOUR – NORTHERN COLLECTIONS

CLOSE of CONFERENCE

Conference Organizers (Professor Juliet Simpson, Coventry University; Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, The National Gallery, London; Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein, University of York; Professor Marjan Sterckx, Ghent University)

 BOOKING INFORMATION

Full conference rate – (includes tea, coffee, lunch, ‘Spotlight’ tour, Compton Verney admission and drinks reception): £50.00

Concession/student conference rate – registered students, post-graduate students, emeritus status, senior citizen, non-waged (includes tea, coffee, lunch, ‘Spotlight’ tour, Compton Verney admission and drinks reception): £35.00

BOOKING OPEN – FOR REGISTRATION AND TICKETS (REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON), please follow the link:

https://www.eventsforce.net/cu/3354/register

For all general  enquiries, please contact: Dr Andrea Hannon, Research Assistant, Visual Arts and Art History: andrea.hannon@coventry.ac.uk

This conference is generously supported by:

 

 

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