During the fall semester, ICOG welcomes new visiting research fellows. Here we introduce Carmen Di Meo, an art historian from the University of Rome. During her stay in Groningen, she will collaborate with the chairgroup of professor of modern and contemporary art Ann-Sophie Lehmann on technique in Netherlandish Illumination and Painting.
Dr. Di Meo's research topic has developed from her doctoral thesis in 19th and 20th centuries theory of art, which also focused on the critical reception and the technical examination of Central-Italian Painting, made by Early Renaissance Masters who painted with ‘dots’, anticipating a sort of Divisionism (‘pointillisme’). The primary results of her research have been presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (Chicago 2017).
From this perspective, her research project opens up to a broader geographical and historical frame, tracing the fundamental contributions given by the so-called ‘Primitifs flamands’ to the development of this new artistic language concerning experimentations with light and matter, in order to allow for further discussions about the origin and meaning, developments and the impact of the ‘early pointillisme’ throughout the ages up to the end of 19th century.
ICOG welcomes applications for visiting research fellowships from academics working in the fields of its five research centres. The duration of visits usually varies from a month to half a year. During this time, visiting research fellows are expected to work on their own research projects (ideally in collaboration with a scholar or an academic team from ICOG) and to participate in the events organised by ICOG.
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