Het laatste NIKI-webinar van deze serie zal op donderdag 15 juli worden gegeven door Martijn van Beek. Hij spreekt over zijn promotieonderzoek onderzoek naar de functie van architectuur in de manuscripten van de Spaanse Benedictijner geleerde, kunstenaar en prediker Juan Ricci de Guevarra (1600-1681).
De lezing zal in het Engels zijn.
Aanvang: 18:00 uur.
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Architectural reasoning, drawing and rhetoric in the manuscripts of Fray Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)
This lecture will discuss recent research into the function of architecture in the illustrated manuscripts of the Spanish Benedictine erudite scholar, artist and preacher Juan Ricci. Among architectural historians, Ricci has become famous for his invention of the Complete architectural Salomonic Order, which has been discussed by modern scholars predominantly from a formal, aesthetic approach. The new comprehensive analysis of Ricci’s scholarship in the manuscripts shows that architecture for Ricci was a suitable interdisciplinary agent for his innovative and remarkable theological ideas. Architecture proved to be an optimal field in which he could establish connections between various sources, methods and arguments, while coincidentally maintaining the scientific level of his scholarly work. Martijn van Beek will discuss how Juan Ricci presented his scholarly ideas to his local commissioner in Spain and to Pope Alexander VII in Rome.
Martijn van Beek is a Ph.D. candidate in Architectural History in the department of Art & Culture, History and Antiquity at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is a lecturer in the field of art and architectural history of the early modern period, with a focus on Italy and Spain. His dissertation (2021) explores the function of architecture in the illustrated manuscripts of Juan Ricci de Guevara. The interdisciplinary research connects architectural history with the history of knowledge and the history of religion. Martijn completed his Masters in Visual Art, Media and Architecture at the VU with a thesis on the modernist reception of the seventeenth-century architect Guarino Guarini. His research has been supported by scholarships from the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) and the Dutch University Institute for Art History (NIKI) in Florence.