Location of the symposium
3512 LG Utrecht
Time 09:00 a.m.
Instituut Kunstgeschiedenis en Muziekwetenschap, Utrecht University, the section Italian studies of the Dutch Research School for Art History (OSK), Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut, Florence, in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam.
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On Monday 22 November 2004, the thirteenth annual symposium Italy and the Low Countries: artistic relations will take place at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht.
This edition of the symposium will focus on the great Michelangelo, whose magnitude made him already during his lifetime a dazzling star in the small universe of European top artists. In the Low Countries, too, Michelangelo and his work had from the outset an almost unequalled reputation. Within the vast body of relations of Buonarroti and the North the symposium will focus on the interest of artists and scholars in the North in Michelangelo’s work and its influence on and repercussions for their work, on works of Michelangelo in collections in the Low Countries a.o. The relations with the North are also interpreted in terms of present-day Dutch art historians who recently did or do research on the great Florentine.
09.30 Opening: H.E. Mario Brando Pensa, Italian Ambassador, The Hague
Yvonne van Rooy, President Utrecht University/NIKI
Hans Drost, President I Cinquecento Foundation
Bert Meijer (Florence, NIKI/Utrecht University): Introduction
Cristina Acidini (Florence, Opificio delle Pietre Dure) Michelangelo’s David and its restoration
Koen Ottenheym (Utrecht University): The influence of Michelangelo’s architecture in the Low Countries ca. 1600
Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken (Haarlem, Teylers Museum): Michelangelo drawings in Holland
Moderator: Guus van den Hout (Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent)
Gert Jan van der Sman (Florence, NIKI): Humbert de Superville and Michelangelo
Jef Schaeps (Leiden, Printroom): Michelangelo engraved. The culmination of reproductive printmaking in the eighteenth century
Ghislain Kieft (Utrecht University): Michelangelo’s yardstick: human proportions and type-casting in marmer
Joost Keizer (Leiden University): Michelangelo’s Apostles for the Florentine Duomo: civic identity in a sacred context
Henk van Veen (University of Groningen): Local hero and universal genius. Michelangelo and the Florentine art world in the 1560s