CONF: Bertel Thorvaldsen: Friendship and Social Networks in Europe around 1800 (Munich, ZIKG / online, 12 Nov 2021)

International conference at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, in cooperation with Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen / Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen / Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin.

12 Nov 2021, 10:00 – 15:00 CET

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10.00 pm Welcome and introduction // Kristine Bøggild Johannsen/Jane Fejfer/Ulrich Pfisterer/Rolf M. Schneider

Moderation // Kristine Bøggild Johannsen
Stig Miss, Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen // Thorvaldsen, Knudtzon and the British market. The sculptor as entrepreneur
Malcolm Baker, University of California, Riverside, CA // An Exceptional Case: Sir Francis Chantrey and vicarious artistic friendships beyond Rome
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Moderation // Ulrich Pfisterer
Astrid Fendt, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, München // Thorvaldsen’s connections to Munich: (artist) friends and clients
Tabea Schindler, SIK-ISEA, Zürich/ Universität Bern // Swiss Connections: Thorvaldsen’s Friendship with Heinrich Keller
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12.30 pm – break –

13.30 pm Moderation // Jane Fejfer
Tomas Macsotay, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona // Paper and the system of attachments between artists and art lovers
Andreas Plackinger, Universität Freiburg i.Br. // Philippe-Laurent Roland als Antwort auf Thorvaldsen und Canova: Zur Konstruktion einer französischen Bildhauerschule um 1800
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14.30 pm Concluding remarks

On site: Registration is requested: Please note that the 3G principle applies in all areas of the ZI. Therefore, only vaccinated, recovered or currently tested persons have access.

Online participation: The colloquium will also be digitally transmitted via Zoom. You can join the Zoom meeting at the following link: Meeting ID: 856 5934 5839 / Password: 148258.