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Call for papers--Jacob Jordaens: Origin-Transformation-Conservation

From: Ellen Hanspach <hanspach_vdr<-at->
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Call for Papers
"Jacob Jordaens: Origin - Transformation - Conservation"
International Symposium
6-7 May 2013

Call for papers for an international conference organized by the
German Association of Conservators (VDR) kindly supported by
Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, May 6-7, 2013 on the subject:

A two-day conference is planned to accompany the major exhibition
"Jordaens and the Antiquity" (Kassel, Museum Fridericianum, March 1
- June 16, 2013). The aim of the conference is to highlight the
oeuvre of Jacob Jordaens and major contemporary workshops of 17th
Century Flanders in collaboration with art historians and
conservators. An additional exhibition will focus on the reception
Jordaens receives in contemporary German art (Gruetzke, Giebe,
etc.). Therefore, a part of the conference will focus on
contemporary artists and their work habits.

Encouraged are contributions discussing the following art
historical, technological and conservation related questions:

Section I: Artistic milieu in Antwerp and the structure of the

    How were the workshops in Antwerp organized? Which contract
    modalities have been passed on and how did the collaboration
    between artists work?

    How did guilds and other council institutions influence artistic

    How did the art market develop?

    How expensive was it to purchase canvas and paint, and which
    sources for painting supplies existed in Jordaens's time?

Section II Jacob Jordaens's oeuvre between origin and history:

    The "Bohnenfest": variation or copy and paste?

    Can Jordaens be classified as a bourgeois painter?

    The relationship between "high historical painting" and "low
    genre painting" in Jordaens's oeuvre?

    What is known about the patrons/collectors of Jordaens?

Section III Technical aspects of Jordaens's materials:

    What is known about the reuse of painting supports and the
    adaptation and /or change of formats by Jordaens and his

    The use of particular colors and pigments, their aging
    properties and changing effects?

    Is it possible to distinguish between artists in Jordaens's
    large formats, with some sections proven to have been painted up
    to 10 years later?

Section IV: Questions related to conservation:

    Is it possible to differentiate between original material and
    later additions?

    How were these additions treated in the past and how are they
    currently treated?

Section V: Questions relating to reception and value:

    How has Jordaens's oeuvre been perceived over the centuries?

    Is it possible to draw parallels to modern artist studios?

    What is the current relationship between patrons and artists?

Abstracts for talks relating to the outlined themes are invited by
the VDR and the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel. The duration of the
talks is limited to 20 minutes. Please go to the website of the VDR


for the application document.

The conference languages are German and English.

Deadline: The deadline for abstracts is October 31 2012.

Organization: The conference is organized by: Anne Levin, Kirsten
Hinderer, Ellen Hanspach, Paintings Specialty Group, German
Association for Conservators, VDR,

Dr. Justus Lange, Curator Gallery of Old Masters, Museumslandschaft
Hessen Kassel, Anne Harmssen, Head of Conservation Department,
Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel.

Contact: Please use the following contacts for correspondence:

    Anne Harmssen


    Dr. Justus Lange

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