CONFERENCE: "Multiplied and Modified. Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries" (Warsaw 28-29.06.2018)
MULTIPLIED AND MODIFIED
Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
International conference 28-29 June 2018
University of Warsaw and the National Museum in Warsaw
The production of printed image consists of a multiplication of a particular design, whereas the consumption and reception of single impressions often involve various modifications. Multiple, but virtually identical woodcuts or engravings reproduce and thus disseminate the original composition, while at the same time they have lives of their own. They have been placed in various contexts, coloured, trimmed, framed, pasted into books and onto other objects. The place of prints in both visual and material culture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is a continuously growing field in recent scholarship. However, these studies usually focus on the most prominent centres of production situated in Italy, the Low Countries, France and the Empire. The principal aim of the conference Multiplied and Modified. Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries is to contribute to the research on the beginning and early development of the graphic arts from the perspective of the beholder, while broadening geographically the field of inquiry, i.e. by shifting the emphasis to the regions of Central Europe, the British Isles, the Iberian Peninsula, Dalmatia, as well as considering the reception of the European prints on other continents.
Conference registration is now open.
Programme available at http://reframedimage.uw.edu.pl/en/conference-2018/