Camera Picta, Andrea Mantegna, L’Oeuvre Du Maitre. Tableaux: Gravure Sur Cuivre. Librairie Hachette & Cie Paris, 79 Boulevard St. Germain, 1911. ND623 M3 H33

Artistic Agency and the
Early Renaissance

September 23 – 24, 2011

This Clark Colloquium, convened by Jean Campbell and Ann Dunlop, will consider how we define and understand artistic agency in Early Renaissance art (c. 1300–1450). Who is the artist? How does he or she act, create, or function within the larger culture? Early Renaissance studies is a particularly rich field for a re-evaluation of agency, both because the period itself set new models and definitions of the artist, and because those models and definitions still shape the way we approach art history today. 




Participants included: C. Jean Campbell, Professor of Art History, Emory University; Anne Dunlop, Associate Professor of Art History, Tulane University; Stephen Campbell, Professor and Chair, Art History, Johns Hopkins University; Paul Hills, Professor of Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Megan Holmes, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Michigan; Klaus Krüger, Managing Director of KHI, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Rebecca Müller, Assistant Professor, Goethe Universität, Germany; Adrian Randolph, Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College; Carl Brandon Strehlke, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Marvin Trachtenberg, Professor of History of Fine Arts, New York University; Claudia Cieri Via, Professor of Art History, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

In order of discussion

Conveners’ Introduction - audio
Jean Campbell and Anne Dunlop 

Three Strategies of Author-Production in Very-Early-Modern Italian Architecture - audio
Marvin Trachtenberg

Image and Efficacy: The Madonna of Orsanmichele - audio
Megan Holmes

The Death of the Artist - audio
Adrian Randolph

Imitative Practice and Social Agency at the Turn of the Fourteenth Century - audio
Jean Campbell

Whose Agency?: Nuns and Artists in the Venetian Convent of S. Zaccaria - audio
Rebecca Müller

Artists’ Slaves: A Parable for the Question of Workshop Practice? - audio
Carl Brandon Strehlke

Performative Drapery and Embodied Agency in the Early Renaissance - audio
Paul Hills

Alberti's Ekphrasis as the Effect of the Work - audio
Claudia Cieri Via

Mantegna's Camera Picta and Visual Force - audio
Stephen Campbell

Castagno's St. Julian, Biography, Psychology, and Style - audio
Anne Dunlop

Artistic Agency of the Social Body and the Production of Aesthetic Evidence - audio
Klaus Krüger

Public Panel - video