International Conference | Florence, 18-19 September 2019
Organised by Michael W. Kwakkelstein and Luca Fiorentino Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte
Viale Torricelli 5
The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence (NIKI) and the Scientific Committee of Avere Disegno are pleased to host an international conference devoted to one of the most fascinating graphic media: red chalk. Red chalk has an expressive power with vibrant and noticeable traits and artists were quick to explore its tonal possibilities, stretching its limits with rubbing and washing. This conference, the first of its kind in Italy, invites scholars to study this medium from a variety of angles. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the papers in the conference encourage an interweaving of technical and scientific findings with the insights yielded by the analysis of an artist’s different uses of the medium and its impact on style or of the interplay with other graphic media. On occasion of this conference, a selection of privately- owned drawings in red chalk will be on display in the rooms of the Dutch Institute between 17 and 22 September.
The conference is open to the public with no charge.
Pre-registration is required to guarantee seating: email@example.com
The conference proceedings will be published in the Edifir series Avere Disegno.
Full programme with lectures in Italian and English: See website