Many art historians, among the most famous of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, have used the graphic instrument to study art in all its forms (architecture, painting, sculpture …), but that fact is often ignored.
For example, Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt,GiovanniMorelli, GiovanniBattista Cavalcaselle, Carl Justi, Heinrich Wölfflin, Jurgis Baltrušaitis and Aby Warburg, all used drawing to see, understand and explain works of art.
The purpose of this talk by art historian Jérémie Koering (CNRS/Centre André Chastel) is to show how drawing contributes to the emergence, the production and the transmission of a specific knowledge about artistic objects. He will offer a panoramic view of the epistemic potentials of the graphic tool: to documente, perceive, compare, classify, analyse, experimente, conceptualise …
Koering has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the French Academy in Rome, the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Yale University, and INHA/Villa Médicis. His fields of study are Italian Renaissance Art, epistemology of art history, and anthropology of images. He has published and co-edited several books, and is currently writing two: one on edible images (Des images que l’on mange), the other on Schapiro’s drawings (Meyer Schapiro, en dessinant).
This event is part of the Warburg Institute’s ‘Director’s Seminar Series’, which brings leading scholars to the institute to share new research and fresh perspectives on the key issues in their fields. Lectures are followed by a reception. Free and open to the public.
Date: 22 May, 5.30–7.30pm
Who:The Warburg Institute
Where:Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB