Conference: Vasari @ Santa Croce

3-4 March 2016

Cenacolo di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

An international conference sponsored by the Medici Archive Project, Opera di Santa Croce, Syracuse University in Florence, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

THURSDAY, 3 MARCH

6:00 pm, Welcome: Irene Sanesi, (Presidente dell’Opera di Santa Croce), Giuseppe De Micheli (Direttore dell’Opera di Santa Croce) & Alessio Assonitis (Director of the Medici Archive Project)

6:20 pm, Introduction: Sally Cornelison (Syracuse University)

6:30 pm, Plenary Lecture: Marcia Hall (Temple University), “What Vasari Tore Out and What He Put In, and Why”

FRIDAY, 4 MARCH

8.45: Registration Opens

9:10: Welcome from Ludovica Sebregondi (Consigliere Segretario dell’Opera di Santa Croce) & Sally Cornelison (Syracuse University)

9:15-10:45, Session 1: Structural and Artistic Legacy @ Santa Croce. Chair: Paola Vojnovic (Opera di Santa Croce)

“The Position of the Tramezzo in Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella: A Comparative Metric Study,” Nevena Radojevic (Università di Firenze) and Stefano Giannetti (Università di Firenze)

“The Magdalen in our Midst: Reimaging the Role of the Saint in the Nave of Santa Croce, Florence,” Michelle A. Erhardt (Christopher Newport University)

“Bicci di Lorenzo e Donatello in Santa Croce: Un riscontro materiale della concezione storica delle Vite vasariane,” Giovanni Giura (Università di Firenze)

10:45-11:00 am, Coffee Break

11:00 am-12:30 pm, Session 2: Renovation and Collaboration Within and Without Santa Croce. Chair: Sally Cornelison (Syracuse University)

“Beyond Santa Croce: Agency and Influence in the Elimination of Florence’s Rood Screens,” Joanne Allen (American University)

“‘A messer Giorgio Vasari […] a buon conto del ciborio’. Un anno prima di Santa Croce: il ciborio vasariano della Cattedrale di San Zeno a Pistoia, la sua architettura e la sua iconografia,” Costantino Ceccanti (Università di Firenze)

“Vasari and his Subcontractors: Francesco da Sangallo, Dionigi Nigetti, and Battista Botticelli at Santa Croce,” Anne Proctor (Roger Williams University)

12:30-2:00 pm, Lunch Break

2:00-3:45 pm, Session 3: Reform & Painting @ Santa Croce. Chair: Marcia Hall (Temple University)

“The Sacramental Order. Vasari and the Franciscans during the Council of Trent,” Filip Malesevic (University of Fribourg)

“‘Figure ben disposte e colorite con forza e rilievo’: La Deposizione di Francesco Salviati a Santa Croce,” Eloi de Tera (Universitat de Barcelona)

“Vasari’s Last Tribute to Michelangelo: Content, Context, and the Buonarroti Altarpiece,” Sally J. Cornelison (Syracuse University)

“La tomba e il ‘trittico’ Ricasoli: Un episodio di neo-trecentismo tra modifiche vasariane e intenti dinastici a Santa Croce,” Alessandro Grassi (Università di Firenze)

3:45-4:00 pm, Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 pm, Session 4: Round Table and Open Discussion. Chair: Alessio Assonitis (Medici Archive Project)

Claudia Conforti (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata,” Emerita)
Marcia Hall (Temple University)
Paola Vojnovic (Opera di Santa Croce)
Sally Cornelison (Syracuse University)

Source:  http://arthist.net/archive/12121


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