Western Art History Research Project

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Historical Studies on Appreciating the Traces of an Artist’s Hand

2013-2017 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Organization
Toshiharu Nakamura (Kyoto University, Flemish and Dutch Painting of the 17th Century)
Takanori Nagai (Kyoto Institute of Technology, French Modern and Contemporary Art)
Sigeki Abe (Chuo University, French Art and Art Theory of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries)
Tomoko Yoshida (Kyoto Notre Dame University, French Painting of the Eighteenth Century)
Michiko Fukaya, Associate Professor of Kyoto City University of Arts (Dutch Painting of the 17th Century)
Kayo Hirakawa (Kyoto University, Northern Renaissance Art)
Azusa Kenmochi (Kinki University, Italian Renaissance Art)
Kensuke Nedachi (Kyoto University, Japanese Buddhist Sculpture)
Atsuo Yasuda (Aichi University of Education, Early Modern Japanese Painting)
Momo Miyazaki (The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Edo Painting)

Workshops and Research Reports

  • Kyoto Art History Colloquium: Appreciating the Traces of an Artist’s Hand
    25. September, 2016, 10:00-18:20
    Venue: Conference Room, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, 606-8501 Kyoto, Japan (Faculty of Letters Main Building [8] in the campus map
    Contact email: Kayo Hirakawa (hirakawa.kayo.6z*kyoto-u.ac.jp)(Change*to @.)
    Admission to the colloquium is free and no booking is required.
    Program:
    10:00 Welcome
    10:10 Kayo Hirakawa (Kyoto University), “Albrecht Dürer’s The Desperate Man: Fleeting Images and the Creating Hand”
    10:50 Toshiharu Nakamura (Kyoto University), “Rubens and the History of the Oil Sketch”
    11:30 Nils Büttner (Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design), “Rubens’s Hands: On Copies and Their Reception”
    12:10 Lunch
    13:30 Michiko Fukaya (Kyoto City University of Arts), “An Examination of the Connection between Rough Brushstrokes and Vulgar Subjects in Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Painting”
    14:10 Gregor J. M. Weber (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), “34 Paintings by Rembrandt in Kassel: The Question of Authenticity in an Eighteenth-Century Collection”
    14:50 Tomoko Yoshida (Kyoto Notre Dame University), “Genius, Inspiration and Hands: Pre-Romantic Image of Artists in Eighteenth-Century French Painting”
    15:30 Coffee Break
    16:00 Nicole R. Myers (Dallas Museum of Art), “Originality, Spontaneity, and Sincerity: The Rise of the Sketch in France at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century”
    16:40 Mark Evans (Victoria and Albert Museum), “‘Full of vigour, & nature, fresh, original, warm from observation of nature, hasty, unpolished, untouched’: The Oil Sketches of John Constable”
    17:20 Takanori Nagai (Kyoto Institute of Technology), “How Paul Cézanne Rejected the ‘fini’ Concept”
    18:00 Conclusions
    See the flyer.

  • Workshop: Historical Studies on Appreciating the Traces of an Artist’s Hand
    Sunday, 21. December, 2014, 13:00-16:00
    Venue: Seminar Room 3, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Faculty of Letters Main Building [8] in the campus map)
    Research Report:
    Tomoko Yoshida(Lecturer, Kyoto Notre Dame University), “On Fragonard’s Fantasy Figure and Orlando Furioso”
    Takanori Nagai(Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology), “The Meaning of ‘fini’ in the Academic Paintings during the French Third Republic”
    Kensuke Nedachi(Professor, Kyoto University), “The Engagement of Master Sculptors in Making Buddhist Statues: Analysis of Inscriptions on Buddhist Statues during the Retired Emperors’ Era”
  • Workshop: Historical Studies on Appreciating the Traces of an Artist’s Hand
    26. October, 2013, 14:00-18:00
    Seminar Room 3, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
    Research Report:
    Toshiharu Nakamura (Professor, Kyoto University), “Introduction to the Historical Studies on Appreciation of Traces of the Artist’s Hand: Awareness to the Style and Taste for Oil Sketches”