Art and Architecture of the Deccan: a Conversation
Curator, Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Phillip B. Wagoner
Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History; Professor, Archaeology Program, Wesleyan University
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Silver Center, Room 300
100 Washington Square East
New York City
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About the series:
Over the past decades, the study of Islamic material culture has been marked by increased scholarly attention to transcultural dimensions of art, architecture and archaeology. This interest coincides with an interest in histories of mobility generated by contemporary discourses of the global. It has taken a variety of forms, from attention to the modalities and effects of circulation – the result of diplomatic exchange and gifting, long-distance trade, or looting and reuse, for example – to research on media and regions that lie on the margins of the Islamic world, or outside the traditional boundaries of the canon. Points of Contact introduces some of the exciting new scholarship generated by these developments.
We gratefully acknowledge NYU’s Department of Art History and The Silver Center for co-sponsoring this lecture.
This series is supported by The Gulnar K. Bosch Lecture Fund, and co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center.
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We hope everyone has had a pleasant start to their week! Our guided tour of the Judd Foundationis this weekend, Saturday, April 4th, at 12:00 pm. We are planning on going for gelato after our tour. If you are interested in joining us, please click HERE and fill out the Google Form.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Professor Louise Rice spoke at the recent Renaissance Society of America annual conference, held in Berlin. In a session dedicated to Italian Baroque art, she spoke on “Joshua and the Jesuits: A Study in Multiplicity of Meaning.”
Summary: In the 1660s, the Father General of the Jesuit Order, Padre Oliva, proposed a remarkable scheme for the decoration of the apse of the Gesù in Rome. Above the high altar and the planned tomb of St Ignatius, he envisaged a triumphalist battle scene illustrating the victory of Joshua over the Amorites, to be executed in fresco by Jacques and Guillaume Courtois. The project never materialized and the relevant documents reveal little about it beyond the bare facts. But crucial circumstantial evidence in the form of a magnificent thesis broadsheet commissioned for a defense at the Roman College throws new light on this fascinating chapter in the history of Roman baroque painting. Uncovering a complex
tale of art, money, and international power politics, the paper explores the multiple
meanings of the Joshua story and the key role it was meant to play in the iconography of the Gesù.
Professor Louise Rice will speak at a conference on Bernini’s drawings to be held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome later this month (April 20-21). Her paper, entitled “Bernini’s Presentation Drawings,” will explore questions of technique and function.
Considering a major or minor in Art History or Urban Design and Architecture Studies? Come and learn all you need to know on Thursday, April 2 while you munch on pizza. Tell your friends too!