10 January : Auditorium du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Place de la République, Lille
11-12 January : Académie Royale de Belgique, Salle Ilya Prigogine, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels
Recent studies on sixteenth-century Flemish Landscape Painting – labeled “Weltlandschaft” (World Landscape) due to the prominence of panoptic views – have shed new light on religious, anthropological,historical and philosophical aspects underlying this pictorial tradition. The world from Above symposium will bring together specialists in the field to discuss topics relating to these new insights : the image as exegesis and impetus for meditation, the relation between the book of nature and the book of scripture, the various visual modalities of the ‘world landscape’ such as the cartographic gaze, the distant gaze, the eye of discernment, as well as the inner and the outer eye.
International conference organized in conjunction with the exhibition Flemish Landscape Fables. Bosch, Bles, Brueghel, Bril (Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 2012, October 6 -2013, January 14). The conference is organized by the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille and the Group for Early Modern Cultural Analysis (GEMCA) at the Catholic University of Louvain.
Organizers: Michel Weemans, Ralph Dekoninck, Agnès Guiderdoni