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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


22 September 2016
Centraal Museum, Agnietenstraat 1, Utrecht — Aula

Technical Art History Colloquium – 22 September at Centraal Museum, Utrecht


(Download the programme of the event here)

The Technical Art History Colloquium is organised by Sven Dupré (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam, PI ERC ARTECHNE), Arjan de Koomen (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History) and Abbie Vandivere (Paintings conservator, Mauritshuis, The Hague & Vice-Program Director MA Technical Art History). Monthly meetings take place on Thursdays, alternately in Utrecht and Amsterdam. The fifth edition of the Technical Art History Colloquium will be held at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, in connection with the upcoming exhibition Caravaggio, Utrecht and Europe. Liesbeth M. Helmus (Curator of old masters, Centraal Museum Utrecht) will present preliminary results of technical research on paintings by Dirck van Baburen and Hendrick ter Brugghen. Marco Cardinali (Technical art historian at Emmebi Diagnostica Artistica, Rome and visiting professor at the Stockholm University and UNAM-Mexico City) will present — as co-editor and curator of the scientific research — the recently published Caravaggio. Works in Rome. Technique and Style (2016). The result of an ambitious project launched in 2009 and funded by the National Committee for the Celebrations of the Fourth Centenary of the Death of Caravaggio, this book sheds light on Caravaggio’s pictorial methods through technical research on twenty-two unquestionably original works in Rome.