Konferencja 2018


Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

International conference 28-29 June 2018
University of Warsaw and the National Museum in Warsaw

The production of printed image consists of a multiplication of a particular design, whereas the consumption and reception of single impressions often involve various modifications. Multiple, but virtually identical woodcuts or engravings reproduce and thus disseminate the original composition, while at the same time they have lives of their own. They have been placed in various contexts, coloured, trimmed, framed, pasted into books and onto other objects. The place of prints in both visual and material culture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is a continuously growing field in recent scholarship. However, these studies usually focus on the most prominent centres of production situated in Italy, the Low Countries, France and the Empire. The principal aim of the conference Multiplied and Modified. Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries is to contribute to the research on the beginning and early development of the graphic arts from the perspective of the beholder, while broadening geographically the field of inquiry, i.e. by shifting the emphasis to the regions of Central Europe, the British Isles, the Iberian Peninsula, Dalmatia, as well as considering the reception of the European prints on other continents.


venue: National Museum in Warsaw, Cinema MUZ
Aleje Jerozolimskie 3

9.00 – 9.30  Registration

9.30 – 10.00  Welcome and introduction

☞ 10.00 – 11.00  Keynote Lecture

Jean Michel Massing (King’s College, Cambridge):
Prints and the Beginnings of Global Imagery
(chair: Grażyna Jurkowlaniec)


11.15 – 12.45  I: PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION (chair: Ilja M. Veldman)

Yvonne Bleyerveld (RDK – The Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague):
The Print Series by the Early Sixteenth-century Amsterdam Printmaker Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen and the Print Publisher Doen Pietersz. An Innovative Product of the Early Sixteenth-century Art Market

Giuseppe Capriotti (University of Macerata):
Eroticism under a Watchful Eye. Censorship and Alteration of Xylographs in Ovid’s Metamorphoses between the Fifteenth and the Sixteenth Centuries

Karolina Mroziewicz (Jagiellonian University, Cracow):
Limitations of the Reception and Consumption of Illustrations to ‘Chronica Polonorum’ (Cracow 1521)


14.00 – 15.30  II: GAMES AND ORNAMENTS (chair: Marcin Bogusz)

Loretta Vandi (Scuola del Libro, Urbino):
Playing with Destiny: Two Newly Discovered Fifteenth-century Popular Uncut Woodblock Cards from Florence and Urbino

James Wehn (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland):
Cultivating Designs: Early Ornamental Prints and Creative Reproduction

Femke Speelberg (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):
A Foreign Affair: Thomas Gemini and his Booklet of Moresque Designs


16.00 – 17.30  III: MATRICES AND DESIGNS (chair: Marek Płuciniczak)

Ilaria Andreoli (L’Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice):
The ‘Passio veneziana’: from Sheet to Book to Wall

Júlia Tátrai (Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest):
The Set of Four Elements by Hendrick Goltzius and the Use of the Engravings in the Seventeenth Century

Małgorzata Łazicka (The Print Room of the University of Warsaw Library):
Tradition and Innovation in Sebald Beham’s ‘Fortuna’ and ‘Infortunium’

FRIDAY, 29 JUNE 2018

venue: National Museum in Warsaw, Cinema MUZ
Aleje Jerozolimskie 3

☞ 9.00 – 10.00  Keynote Lecture

Suzanne Karr Schmidt (The Newberry, Chicago):
Multiplicity and Absence: The Negative Evidence of Interactive Prints
(chair: Joanna Sikorska)


10.15 – 11.45  IV: MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS (chair: Piotr Borusowski)

Maureen Warren (Krannert Art Museum; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
Print-assisted Paintings: Prints as Underdrawings in the Hardouyn Brothers’ Books of Hours

Olenka Horbatsch (The British Museum, London):
A ‘Passion’ for Prints: Netherlandish Engravings in an Early Sixteenth-century Prayer Book

Carolin Alff (Heidelberg University):
Drawn, Printed and Coloured: The Reception of Reproduced Figures in Sixteenth-Century Costume Books


12.00 – 13.30  V: SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE (chair: Elizabeth Savage)

Rafał Wójcik (University Library, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań):
Iconography of the Mnemonic Alphabets and Ciphers in the Printed Treatises on the Art of Memory from the Fifteenth and the Beginning of the Sixteenth Centuries

Jennifer Nelson (School of the Art Institute, Chicago):
Printed Treatises, Private Lore: The 1558 Holzschuher Inheritance

Dániel Margócsy (University of Cambridge):
Vesalius Copied: Pictorially Repeatable Statements in Theory and Practice


14.30 – 16.00  VI: SPEAKING IMAGES AND SILENT IMAGES (chair: Magdalena Herman)

Alexandra Kocsis (University of Kent, Canterbury):
Speaking Images and Speaking to the Images: Antonio Lafreri’s Religious Prints in Counter-Reformation Rome

András Handl (KU Leuven), Alexandra Ida Mütel (University of Bonn):
A Glimpse into Eternity: The Reception and Transformation of the Bildmotette 'Adoration of God’s Lamb’ by J. Winghe and J. Sadeler

Antoni Ziemba (University of Warsaw; National Museum in Warsaw):
Silent Prints – Silent Images

Closing remarks


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