Date: 11 May & 3 June (Preparatory meetings) Monday 29 June – Thursday 2 July (Paris) Note: Dates may change
Venue: Leiden University & Paris
Open to: RMA students and PhD candidates, max. 12 participants.
Credits: 6 EC
Instruction language: English
Instructor: Prof. dr Stijn Bussels (UL)
Coordination: OSK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fees: (See below)
Registration: Via website and send a CV and short letter of motivation to email@example.com. Deadline: February 1, 2020.
This Summer School focuses on the grotesque. By visiting the Louvre, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Fontainebleau, etc., we study images that were extremely popular and were often created by the most prominent artists of their time. Nevertheless, traditional Art History rarely accepted these images as true art. They were too extravagant, too strange, too fantastic, too popular. In this course we will revisit this neglect, which tells so much about implicit attitudes towards image making and viewing, because the grotesque provides excellent examples that show that images can do so much more than mirroring society or imitating nature. Their very lack of naturalism, exaggerations, grim humour or terrifying aspect can enforce the prestige of the patrons, emphasise the technical virtuosity of the artist, make fun of the persons depicted, and in general show how images can become not just things of beauty, or mere ornament, but social actors. Thus they show that images are not only made to decorate our environment, but can help us to change our society.
Preparatory meetings in Leiden: Monday 11 May (13h-15h) and Wednesday 3 June 2020 13h-15h)
Stay in Paris: 29 June till 2 July 2020.
Prof. dr Stijn P.M. Bussels (Leiden University)
Open to all RMa students and PhD candidates Art and Architectural History, max. 12 participants. RMa students have precedence over PhD candidates.
There is no course fee and housing in Paris is subsidized.
Not included: travel costs to and in Paris, food & drinks and museum entrances. You are advised to bring your ICOM-card (https://www.icomnederland.nl/lidmaatschap/individueel-lidmaatschap, €47,50 for students).
firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide a CV and short letter of motivation. Deadline: 1 Februay 2020.
The course has three main components:
- Preparatory meetings in Leiden (11 May and 3 June 2020)
- Summer school in Paris: 29 June – 2 July 2020
- A paper (approx. 3000-3500 words, to be handed in after the course). Deadline: 1 August 2020.
Participation in the OSK ResMA Summer School is open to all students enrolled in a Research Master Program or PhD program at a Dutch University. The number of participants is limited to 12. ResMA students have precedence over PhD candidates. OSK students have precedence over students from another research school.
Deadline for application is 1 February 2020. Students will be informed about admittance no later than 15 February 2020. Students are expected to attend all seminars and lectures and read and analyze texts in advance.
6 EC, to receive after delivering a successful paper and participation. Students have to check with their home university whether the transfer of credits for this course is accepted. OSK will provide a testimonial of work load, grade and EC.