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Leonardo da Vinci : Between Art and Science.

Appel à communication expirant le 1er mars 2012.

jeudi 19 janvier 2012, par Guillaume Berthon

Florence, Italy, June 25 - July 13, 2012
Deadline : Mar 1, 2012

NEH Summer Institute

Leonardo da Vinci : Between Art and Science

University of Virginia / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

The NEH invites applications to participate in a collaborative,
three-week Institute focused on the works of Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519). The program is designed to encompass multiple
disciplinary perspectives, including art and architectural history,
Renaissance studies, the history of science, literature, philosophy and
religious studies. This heterogeneous group, which reflects the
interdisciplinary culture of the Renaissance, will explore dynamic
relations between early modern art and science, engaging in a
multifaceted analysis of Leonardo’s many paintings, drawings and

With this integrated approach, the Institute has two main aims. First,
it focuses on a deep understanding of the interrelated activities of
the artist, examining how Leonardo connected scientific investigation
of the world with his activity as a painter, the interaction between
word and image in his writings, and the significance of his unique
legacy today. More broadly, the Institute will investigate the status
of images in the construction and transmission of knowledge, the
boundaries of observation and representation, and the articulation of
these issues in sixteenth century philosophy and art theory.

A faculty of internationally renowned scholars will introduce the main
topics of the Institute. The Kunsthistorisches Institut, one of the
foremost intellectual centers in Florence, provides an ideal setting
for our inquiry. Approximately 25 NEH Summer Scholars from different
fields and career stages will be selected. Application is open to
college and university faculty, graduate and postdoctoral students ; see
website for further details. Please address inquiries to the Director,
Francesca Fiorani, Associate Professor, McIntire Department of Art,
University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400130, Charlottesville, VA
22904-4130, email :

Voir en ligne : H-ArtHist, Jan 18, 2012.

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