Artists and Their Communities in the Early Modern Period
This panel will explore the various forms of association that defined artistic communities as well as forms of art production and consumption.
We seek papers that address the nature of those relationships themselves (ties of affection, as in marriage, kinship or friendship, for example, or relations of conflict, rivalry or hatred) between artists and their personal and professional colleagues, or papers that explore the ways those relations function in connection with the art object itself, informing and impacting its production, use or discourse.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to: relationships or collaborations between artists and their personal and professional colleagues (other artists, patrons, antiquaries, dealers, etc.); forms of artistic community (confraternities, academies, studios); other categories of social association (national, religious, genealogical); or the social contexts of art production and economy (competitions, exhibitions, the art market). Forms of art may be derived from the broad range of objects in which the social nature of their manufacture or use is explicit, including portraiture (of friends, groups, or married couples) or the art as a gift (the culture of gift-giving in intimate or political contexts).
We also welcome papers on subjects from other disciplines
with a close connection to art history.
Please send a 150 word abstract of your paper (preferably in Microsoft Word), along with contact information and affiliation to the organizers by April 25th 2009. (reply to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
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