Event—Scholarly Seminars

Edina Adam (The J. Paul Getty Museum) & Jamie Gabbarelli (The Art Institute of Chicago) and Emanuele Lugli (Stanford University)


Drawing and Printmaking Reconsidered

Fashion and Cartography: Converging Paths in the Early Modern World

Fashion and Cartography: Converging Paths in the Early Modern World

Emanuele Lugli, Stanford University

In early modern Europe, fashion and cartography shared more common ground than is commonly believed. Scholars recognize that costume books and maps evolved collaboratively during the sixteenth century, contributing to the construction of ideals about the world order. However, beyond their role in constructing nationalistic ideals, both fashion and cartography relied on similar construction techniques. This paper delves into these overlooked points of contact and thus proposes an unusual partnership--one that sheds new light on the making of political territories and suggests new ways of looking at historical tailoring.

Drawing and Printmaking Reconsidered

Edina Adam, The Paul Getty Museum, and Jamie Gabbarelli, The Art Institute of Chicago

From ca. 1400 to ca. 1850, drawings and prints existed conjointly. They facilitated and generated the production of one another, while collectors acquired, stored, viewed, and discussed them together. In some instances, drawings and prints even acted as substitutes for each other; strict boundaries frequently blurred. This paper, an extract from the authors' forthcoming exhibition catalogue, examines some aspects of the complex relationship between drawing and printmaking, setting out to devise a new framework to think about and discuss the interplay between the two media.

About the European Art Seminar

The Center for Renaissance Studies European Art Seminar considers work in art history that explores painting, sculpture, graphic art, architecture, caricature, manuscript illumination, book arts, and material culture.

The coordinators for the Seminar in European Art are Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Newberry Library), Lia Markey (Newberry Library), Sheryl Reiss (Newberry Library) and Walter Melion (Emory University).

The European Art Seminar is sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.