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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


28 February 2019
16:30 - 17:30
Sweelinckzaal 0.05, Drift 21, Utrecht

TECHNICAL ART HISTORY COLLOQUIUM: Calligraphy – 28 February, Utrecht

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Presentation: Dr. Hannah Saunders Murphy, King’s College London
Comments: Dr. José Ramón Marcaida, University of St Andrews
Chair: Dr. Marieke Hendriksen, Utrecht University
Registration: Not required


 ‘Neudörffer’s Notebook: Recipes and the Rendering of Calligraphic Technique between Manuscript and Print in Sixteenth-Century Germany’

The creation of a printed genre of calligraphy manuals in the early sixteenth century saw the codification and dissemination of a variety of techniques which would persevere across writing and draftsmanship for the next two hundred years. But how did print effect the creation and codification of such techniques? What was the difference between techniques expressed in how-to books or manuals and the practices of artisans in workshops or in private? And where did writing fall in the increasingly differentiated world of craft practices, arts and learned disciplines?

The Technical Art History Colloquia are organised by Sven Dupré (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam, PI ERC ARTECHNE), Arjan de Koomen (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History), Abbie Vandivere (University of Amsterdam, Coordinator MA Technical Art History & Paintings Conservator, Mauritshuis, The Hague), Erma Hermens (University of Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum) and Ann-Sophie Lehmann (University of Groningen). The Technical Art History Colloquia are a cooperation of the ARTECHNE Project (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam), the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS), the University of Amsterdam and the Mauritshuis. The ARTECHNE project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 648718).