CONF: When All Roads Led to Paris (Prague, 26-27 Jun 18)

When All Roads Led to Paris. Artistic Exchanges Between France and central Europe in the 19th Century

Prague
July 26 – 27, 2018
When All Roads Let to Paris 

Workshop

Czech Academy of Sciences, Národní 3, Prague 1

Organizers: Kristýna Hochmuth and Adéla Klinerová

This workshop, organized by CEFRES, the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ÚDU AV ČR), the National Gallery in Prague (NG) and the Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University (ÚDU FF UK) is open to PhD students, post doctoral students and young researchers. The workshop is centered on French art history from the viewpoint of the cultural transfer theory. It will touch upon various aspects of the spreading of French culture and art in the field of painting, sculpture, architecture or art collections. Our discussions will be initiated by a keynote speech by professor Marek Zgórniak (Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków) and closed by a lecture by Michael Werner (CNRS-EHESS, Paris).

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New Book: Agnès Penot, La Maison Goupil, Mare & Martin publishers

La maison Goupil.
Galerie d’art internationale au XIXe siècle, by Agnès Penot

Between 1846 and 1884, one of the most successful French art dealers of its time, Goupil & Co, developed a marketing strategy that employed an international network of alliances to expand its sales of art – prints, paintings, drawings and sculptures. Their focus during that time was mainly on contemporary European Salon artists. Newly established offices in New York, London, The Hague, Berlin and Brussels were linked to the headquarters in Paris. For example, William Schaus and later Michael Knoedler concentrated on the American market while Vincent Van Gogh, an uncle of the painter, facilitated business relations with the Netherlands. The firm was a profitable business. Its many branches and its participation in most major international events, such as the Universal Expositions were an ever-renewable source of clients and artists. As a result, many international museums owned – and sometimes still own – at least one piece of artwork with a Goupil & Co provenance. This dissertation analyses the stock books that were used to record sales in Paris and which reveal themselves to be an invaluable source of the Nineteenth Century art market, especially as it relates to the history of taste and collecting.

Agnès Penot is an independent art historian and a specialist in 19th century French art, the art market, and provenance.

Published in French
ISBN : 979-10-92054-56-9
€ 39,00

La Maison Goupil – Buy the book here