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Art History Symposium: “Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture: Material, Manufacture, Meaning and Movement”

“Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture: Material, Manufacture, Meaning and Movement,” to be held at the University of Vermont, October 18, 2013.

The focus of the symposium will be the processes, materials, difficulties and risks of production and shipment, and the various meanings and intentions of Italian Renaissance and Baroque sculpture.  Scholars of Early Modern sculpture and a renowned contemporary sculptor will discuss this issues in the glorious setting of the campus of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont on October 18, 2013.

 “Ghiberti, Materials, and an Image of Transport”

Amy R. Bloch, Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany


“The High Altar at the Santo: Materials, Movement, and Meaning”

Sarah Blake McHam, Professor, Rutgers University


“Camillo Mariani and the Nobility of Stucco”

C. D. Dickerson III, Curator of European Art, Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth


“Alessandro Vittoria and the Art of Marble Carving”

Victoria Avery, Keeper, Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK


‘The Sculptural Stones of Venice: the selection, supply and cost of marble and stone in the sixteenth century”

Emma Jones, PhD candidate, Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge


“Francesco Mochi, Stone and Scale”

Michael Cole, Columbia University


“An Impossible Task”

William E. Wallace, Washington University


Passage: Shaping Stone in Modern Times”

Richard Erdman, sculptor

The symposium has been organized by Prof. Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Vermont, and generously funded by the Mollie Ruprecht Fund for the Visual Arts, the Lattie F. Coor Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts, and a History of Art grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required.  Please register by sending your name and contact information to uvm.conf.reg.10.18@gmail.com, by September 25, 2013.

For further information, please contact Prof.  Helmstutler Di Dio, kelley.didio@uvm.edu or Jordan Lovejoy, Lattie F. Coor Research Assistant, jordan.lovejoy@uvm.edu.

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