Archive for September, 2012

New Rembrandt resource

September 27, 2012

Users of the Rembrandt Research Project (RRP) will be happy to know that there is a new resource available to Rembrandt scholars. The Rembrandt Database is an inter-institutional research resource for information and documentation on paintings by Rembrandt – or attributed to him, either now or in the past – in museums around the world.  This new resource consolidates all the various documentation on Rembrandt into one site with the aim of becoming the first port of call for research on Rembrandt’s paintings.  Over 20 institutions partnered with the primary sponsors RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History) and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in developing the Rembrandt Database. The developers eventually hope to include the body of information and documentation collected by the RRP into the Rembrandt Database.
The website currently contains 1700 digital documents (visual and textual material) relating to 12 paintings in 3 different museums. This number will grow in the coming period with the number of contributing museums is expected to reach 20 by 2014.

2012-2013 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

September 27, 2012

The new academic year is here and with it comes a new selection of artists in the Art Studio Program’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series.  All lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at 4:30 pm in the Art Annex (TCS Building)

September 27: Julia Haft-Candell (please note: this lecture will be held at 4:00 pm not 4:30 pm)
November 15: Wynne Greenwood
January 17: David Pagel
February 21: Keltie Ferris
March 7: Allison Smith
April 18: Laura McPhee

We hope to see you there.

2nd Annual Alan Templeton Colloquium

September 27, 2012

Join us for the Art History Program’s 2nd Annual Alan Templeton Colloquium “Japanese Art and Its Contexts.” This colloquium will be held Friday, October 5th at 2:00 pm in the Art Annex. Andreas Marks, Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, California, will talk about “Hiroshige’s Famous Tokaido Series: Its True Sources;” David Gundry, Assistant Professor at UCD, will discuss The Life of an Amorous Man (1682) in his talk, “Hell Hath No Fury: Text and Image in a Pivotal Chapter of Ihara Saikaku’s The Life of an Amorous Man;”  Joseph Sorensen, Associate Professor at UCD, will explore the poetic knowledge of Hosokawa Yusai in his paper “Secret Teachings, Hidden Meanings: The Samurai Scholar Hosokawa Yusai;” and Jeffrey Ruday, Professor at UCD, will show how ceramics provide a unique case for understanding differences between eighteenth-century japonaiseries and nineteenth-century japonisme, and the role of japonisme in the Design Reform movement in “Japonaiserie & Japonisme: Two Sides of Orientalism.”

The colloquium has been made possible by the generous support of Alan Templeton (UC Davis alum 1982), and by the Art History Program, the Program in East Asian Studies and the Department in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

dOCUMENTA (13) in 360 °

September 27, 2012

Didn’t make it to dOCUMENTA (13) this year? No problem. You can take a virtual tour. Visit the Kunstschau in 360° and see what you missed.

Goya at the Prado online

September 27, 2012

The Museo del Prado has launched a new site devoted to its extensive collection of Goya works and documents. The site, called Goya en el Prado, provides more than 1,000 digital images of paintings, prints, drawings and documents by the artist from the Prado’s collection. Goya in the Prado will be regularly updated with new information making it a primary reference point for those interested in Goya. The site offers rigorous technical and historical information, a comprehensive bibliographical section and high resolution images. The site is in Spanish but the Museum recommends non-Spanish speakers to consult with them for assistance.