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Drawing and the Early Modern Graphic Imagination

A collaboration between the Centre for Visual Culture, University of Cambridge, and the University of Mainz
When Nov 27, 2019 04:00 PM to
Nov 28, 2019 07:30 PM
Where Trinity Hall College
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Funded by the DAAD-Cambridge Hub for German Studies.

Organizers: Alexander Marr (Cambridge) & Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Mainz)


27th November

Lecture Hall, Trinity Hall College


16:00: Keynote Lecture

Nicola Suthor (Yale): Macchia versus Memoria? Outlining Inner Images


17:30: Drinks


28th November

Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall


09:15-09:30 Welcome remarks - Dr Alexander Marr


9:30-11:00: Session I

Chair: Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Mainz)

David Zagoury (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome): Graphic Autohypnosis ca. 1530

Claudia Reufer (FU, Berlin): Imagination and Figural Dimensions in Drawings of the Cinquecento

Lucia Tantardini (Cambridge): From ingegno to disegno: Grotesque and Climactic Invention


11:00-11:30: Coffee


11:30-13:00: Session II

Chair: Susanna Berger (USC Dornsife)

Claudia Steinhardt-Hirsch (Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen): Line - Scripture - Sign. On the Indexicality of Drawing in Early Baroque Florence

Iris Brahms (FU, Berlin): Iteration and Variation at the Margin. Paper as campo for Images and Experiments in the Case of Lodovico Cardi, called il Cigoli  

Morgan Ng (Cambridge): Renaissance Pavements as Imaginative Surfaces


13:00-14:00: Lunch (speakers only)


14:00-15:30: Session III

Chair: Alexander Marr (Cambridge)

Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Mainz): The Economics of Imagination? The Use of Chalk and Charcoal in Drawings by Tintoretto and Lanfranco

Lisa Jordan (FU, Berlin): Time – Space – Motion. Guercino’s leggiadra penna

Heiko Damm (Mainz): Abbreviation, Cursoriness and Omission in Luca Giordano’s Drawings


15:30-16:00: Coffee


16:00-17:30: Session IV

Chair: Nicola Suthor (Yale)

Elvira Bojilova (KHI, Florence): The Expression of the Line

Alexander Marr (Cambridge): On Insinuation

Hanneke Grootenboer (Radboud, Nijmegen): The Manner in which ‘the Painter Thinks’: A Metaphysics of Drawing


19:30: Dinner (speakers only)

Chair: Elisabeth Oy-Marra (Mainz)