Imaging Utopia: New Perspectives on Northern Renaissance Art
XXth symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting
Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (University of Leuven), Belgium, 11-13 January 2017
Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art is pleased to present the XXth symposium for the study of underdrawing and technology in painting. This symposium will take place in Mechelen and Leuven from 11 to 13 January 2017. The twentieth symposium of this distinguished conference series is entitled ‘Imaging Utopia: New perspectives on Northern Renaissance Art’. The conference aims to examine sixteenth-century Northern art from a variety of approaches, extending the original, more technical scope of the symposium to include art historical and iconological perspectives. After successful editions on Rogier van der Weyden and Jan van Eyck among others, this symposium will focus on the period in-between the ‘Flemish Primitives’ and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The latter will be the topic of the XXIst edition hosted by KIK-IRPA (Brussels).
The partners of the XXth symposium are Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (University of Leuven), Erfgoed Mechelen (Museums & Heritage Mechelen) Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), KIK-IRPA (Brussels) and the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands (Musea Brugge).