Hybrid lecture: “Christ’s Petrified Blood – Heliotrope Cameos in Early Modern Europe and Beyond” on October 5, 2023 at 6PM
This lecture explores the functions, iconography, and symbolic meanings of heliotrope in light of current discourses on the materiality of stones in early modern Europe – and beyond.
The conference focuses on the Italian Renaissance artists’ workshop practice. While many scholars consider the work made in artists’ workshops and much recent scholarship seeks to attribute the outputs of the assistants of well-known painters and sculptors, there are still many questions concerning quotidian life in the workshop that have attracted little scholarly attention, and about which we know very little – or practically nothing.
In order to gain a better understanding of the functioning of early modern sketchbooks from the North, this expert-meeting aims to look beyond the separate folios to uncover the rationale behind these objects.
Lecture: “From Decorated Armor to Collectible Paper: the Beginning of the Printed Etching” on May 30, 2023 at 6PM
The Director of the Netherlands Interuniversity Institute for Art History (NIKI), Michael W. Kwakkelstein, in partnership with the Director of Art in Tuscany, Alessandra Baroni, has the pleasure to invite you to the lecture by Nadine Orenstein (Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Print, The Metropolitan Museum), entitled “From Decorated Armor to Collectible Paper: the Beginning of Printed Etching”.
Book presentation ”Cerca Trova: Leonardo da Vinci e la Battaglia di Anghiari” – 23 May at 6PM (Italian)
Book presentation ”Cerca Trova: Leonardo da Vinci e la Battaglia di Anghiari” – 23 May at 6PM (Italian) A partire dagli anni Settanta molte energie sono state spese per comprendere dove fosse ubicata la Battaglia di Anghiari, il perduto dipinto che Leonardo da Vinci realizzò all’inizio del XVI secolo a Firenze, nel Salone dei […]
Michael W. Kwakkelstein | Director (NIKI) has the pleasure to invite you to the lecture “Botticelli and the Management of Demand”, by our scholar-in-residence, Michelle O’Malley, PhD. (Warburg Institute, University of London).
The NIKI offers a limited number of fellowships for PhD or postdoc researchers who are affiliated with non-Dutch universities.
Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage, which is marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportunity to study the works of art from the Renaissance period, while staying in Florence.
NWIB Summer School 2023: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and the birth of the modern anatomical illustration
This year’s Summer School at the NIKI is devoted to “Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and the birth of the modern anatomical illustration”.
Italy and the Low Countries – Artistic Relations: The Sixteenth Century. Organised by Gert Jan van der Sman (NIKI, Florence)