After careful consideration, the organizing and scientific committees of the Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting have decided that the symposium will not take place live in Bruges. Instead, it will be changed to a digital symposium on 28, 29 and 30 March 2022. Registration for the conference has now reopened.
The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Alla Maniera: technical art history and the meaning of style in fifteenth to seventeenth century painting’. The symposium focuses on how technical research can provide additional insights or challenges concerning the style of an individual painter, a workshop or a group of painters. Stylistic similarities might indicate cultural, social, geographical or chronological connections in paintings, drawings, prints, applied arts, etc. as well as across artistic media.
The ‘Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting’ is alternately organized by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (Brussels), its Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives, Illuminare (Centre for the Study of Medieval Art, KU Leuven), UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve) and Musea Brugge and its Flemish research center for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands.
The language of the symposium is English. The papers will be published by Peeters Publishers. See the Musea Brugge website for more information and to register.