Proposals are invited for participation in an international conference on the topic Mobility creates Masters - discovering artists’ grounds 1550-1700 , to be held in Denmark at the University of Copenhagen on 13-14 June 2019.
The conference will explore artists' usage of coloured ground layers in paintings in the period 1550-1700. Themes for presentations may address:
- Cultural exchange and the influence on the colour of the ground
- Trends & geography: material choices for ground layers related to artists' mobility
- Network studies: travelling artists, trade and material availability
- Perception (past and present) of art works related to ground colour
- New tools and methods for investigating and understanding the impact of the colour of the ground
- Databases for storing and sharing data related to research into ground layers
The conveners welcome contributions from a variety of fields, including technical art history, art history, conservation and science. Proposals from students and early-career researchers are encouraged.
Please submit a preliminary title, abstract (max 500 words) and biography (max 100 words) for oral and/or poster presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by the Scientific Committee. The oral conference presentations will be considered for the peer-reviewed CATS Proceedings to be published in collaboration with Archetype Publications Ltd. in spring 2020.
Deadline: 15 March 2019
For any enquiries please contact CATS at email@example.com. The conference will be held in English. Conference information will be made available here: www.cats-cons.dk/mocma-conference/
The conference is generously supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
More about the Mobility Creates Masters (MoCMa) research network: www.cats-cons.dk/projects/current/mocma-mobility-creates-masters/