Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Research The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) News

ICOG visiting research fellow: Carmen Di Meo, University of Rome

05 September 2018
Carmen Di Meo

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.

«Painted with Constellations of Minute Dots of ‘Light Colour’»: A Critical Survey on the History of Pointilliste-like Technique in Netherlandish Illumination and Painting – 15th and 16th centuries

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.

Visiting research fellowship programme

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.

Last modified:03 June 2019 11.26 a.m.

More news

  • 16 April 2024

    University of Groningen signs Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

    In a significant stride toward advancing responsible research assessment and open science, the University of Groningen has officially signed the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information.

  • 02 April 2024

    Flying on wood dust

    Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG...

  • 18 March 2024

    VentureLab North helps researchers to develop succesful startups

    It has happened to many researchers. While working, you suddenly ask yourself: would this not be incredibly useful for people outside of my own research discipline? There are many ways to share the results of your research. For example, think of a...