Conferences

CONFERENCE: ABSTRACTION BEFORE THE AGE OF ABSTRACT ART

Saturday, May 18, 2019
106 McCormick Hall
Princeton University

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and introduction

Pamela Patton, Princeton University,
Vincent Debiais, École des hautes études en sciences sociales  
Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University

10:45 – 12:30 : Session 1 
Chair: Elina Gertsman 

Jean-Claude Bonne, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
“Ornamental Abstraction”

Cécile Voyer, Université de Poitiers
“Imaginare: Incipit Letters and the Elevation in the Gospels Book (9th-11th c.)”

Herbert Kessler, Johns Hopkins University 
“Blur”

12:30-2:00 Lunch break

2:00-3:15 Session 2
Chair: Beatrice Kitzinger, Princeton University

Vincent Debiais
“Color as Subject”

Licia Buttà, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
“Geometry, Inscriptions, Abstraction in Medieval Painted Ceilings.”

3:15-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-4:45 Session 3
Chair: Vincent Debiais

Thomas Golsenne, Université de Lille
“The Non-Organic Vitality of the Ornamental or Transformations of the Mandorla”

Robert Mills, University College London
“Back-to-Front: Abstraction and Figuration in Bosch’s Visions of the Hereafter”

4:45 – 5:30 Response and Closing discussion
Charles Barber, Princeton University

5:30-7:00 Reception

Registration is free but required to guarantee seating. To register, please click here.