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Sculpture in Rome, 1450 – 1650: New Perspectives

Posted By Joris van Gastel, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sculpture in Early Modern Rome has always enjoyed much attention. Indeed, a number of renowned artists working in Rome – first and foremost Michelangelo Buonarroti and Gian Lorenzo Bernini – have been extensively studied, as have specific kinds of monuments, such as papal tombs. Yet, many other aspects have been explored only more recently. Archival discoveries, more in-depth studies of lesser-known artists and their patrons, and a focus on more theoretical questions, have led to a wealth of new insights in Roman sculpture and its context. This session invites papers that develop a new perspective on sculpture in Rome between c. 1450 an 1650, either by offering a new reading of well-known works or by drawing attention to hitherto lesser known sculptures or less studied aspects of sculpture as an art.

Topics of interest include, but are not confined to: individual artists, workshop practice, specific commissions and works of art, the relationship between patrons and artists, the social and/or political dimension of particular commissions, contemporary perception and critical debates.

As required by the RSA, proposals should include a paper title (15-word maximum), an abstract (150-word maximum), keywords, and a very brief curriculum vitae.

Deadline: 31 May 2017

Please send your proposals to Joris van Gastel ( and Johannes Röll (


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