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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Born on this day: Jost Amman (1539)


Federica Galli. Ritratti di alberi 23 etchings made by the Milanese printmaker Federica Galli between 1958 and 1996 are now on display at the Raccolta Bertarelli - Castello Sforzesco, Milan, until 2 September. Ideally, Galli's trees are here in dialogue with those painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the Sala delle Asse, on the other side of the Castello Sforzesco.

image: Federica Galli, Pianta di cedro, etching, 1976, Musei Civici di Monza


Leonardo da Vinci: a life in drawing

200 drawings on view until 13 October, but that's not all: check out here the rich programme of events organised in conjunction with the exhibition, from lectures and talks to escape rooms! Many of these are already sold out, so hurry up and book your spot!


Making their mark: Irish painter-etchers & the etching revival

Until June 30, this exhibition presents the work of early modern painter-etchers of Irish birth or heritage, who made a significant contribution to the so-called Etching Revival of the 1880s. Objects on display belong to the National Gallery of Ireland but there are also loans from the British Museum, National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and other institutions. Check all details here!


The dizzying imagination of Piranesi

As part of the Boijmans Next Door project, in which the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's international collection is presented in eleven exhibitions in eight neighbouring locations, over seventy large-format prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi are being displayed at the Kunsthal Rotterdam until 1 September.


Edmund Kalb

The exhibition, curated by Rudolf Sagmeister and Kathleen Sagmeister, presents around 100 works made by the Austrian artist Edmund Kalb (1900-1952), who is especially known for the great amount of self-portraits (over a thousand) he made during his life. The exhibition is open until 18 August.


Souvenir d’Italie. Disegni e acquerelli della collezione Horne

Do you know the Horne Museum in Florence? It is housed in Palazzo Corsi, the building bought by Herbert Percy Horne (born in London in 1864) to display his collection and to recreate the atmosphere and the spaces of a real Renaissance house. Now the museum (which opened in 1921) is presenting a selection of 22 drawings and watercolours from its collection, depicting the Italian landscape, vedute, countryside villas and ruins: a view on Italy with the eyes of artists during their Grand Tour. Guided tours available every Saturday until 30 July, more details here.


The Association of Print Scholars has just announced their sponsored session for the 2020 CAA conference (Chicago, 12-15 February 2020), here's the title: REGISTERING THE MATRIX: printing matrices as sites of artistic mediation. A formal CFP will circulate later this summer, so stay tuned! But in the meantime you can take a look at the APS session abstract here.

Emerging scholars (recent Ph.D. and Ph.D. candidates) are invited to submit a proposal to present their work (on Italian early modern art, 1300-1600) in the ISA sponsored session: "NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ITALIAN ART: a session for emerging scholars" at the RSA 2020 conference in Philadelphia. Proposals are accepted until 8 June, send yours to the organisers Kelley Di Dio and Ilaria Andreoli (details and email contacts here).


CONFERENCE: Incisori, artisti e stampatori: la diffusione di modelli attraverso la stampa nel XVII e XVIII secolo

20-21 June - Università di Pisa, Polo Guidotti

The conference deals with the crucial role played by prints in 17th and 18th centuries for the dissemination of culture, designs and styles. The first day is dedicated to Seicento and will host talks by Federico Rausa, Sonia Maffei, Anita Paolicchi, Leonardo Di Cosmo and Lorenzo Fatticcioni; the day will end with a guided tour with Alessandro Tosi to the exhibition Window on the world. Il Mercato internazionale delle stampe nella Livorno del XVII secolo. The second day will see talks by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, Cristiano Giometti, Paolo Coen, Elena Petracca, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Dario Beccarini, Sara Ragni and Francesco Speranza. The full programme is available here.

LECTURE: Pieter Bruegel the Elder as a Master of Graphic Art

22 JUNE, 12AM - The National Museum, Warsaw

As part of the celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the National Museum in Warsaw will host a lecture by Dr. Nadine Orenstein, who is the Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints in The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she has been active as a curator since 1992.

*Reminder: the MET website offers some of their publications on art history available to read online and download, for free --> including Dr. Nadine Orenstein's Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints (2001) --> see here!

STUDY DAY: Rembrandt: Thinking on paper

24 June, 9AM-2PM - The Warburg Institute, London

In conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt thinking on paper (British Museum, until 4 August 2019), the study day is composed of six lectures (by Erik Hinterding, An Van Camp, Rob Fucci, Christian Tico Seifert, Stephanie Dickey, Martin Royalton-Kisch) addressing Rembrandt's drawings and prints from several different points of view. For the full programme, see here.


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Till Thursday in two weeks!

Silvia Massa

AG communication coordinator

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