Colour in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Berlin, 28-29 Jun 12)

TU Berlin, Architekturgebäude, room A 053, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin, June 28 - 29, 2012

Colour in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Connexions between Science, Arts, and Technology
TU Berlin, Architekturgebäude, room A 053, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin

Friedrich Steinle (History of Science, TU Berlin)
Magdalena Bushart (Art History, TU Berlin)
Reinhold Reith (History of Technology, Salzburg University)

Preliminary program (24 May 2012)

Thursday, 28 June

12:00: Registration

13:00: Welcome
Sarah Lowengard (New York): Analogies, Adaptations and Disorientations in the Mechanization of Color-Printing

14:30: Coffee Break

15:00: PRACTICES (Chair: Reinhold Reith, Salzburg)
Ad Stijnman (Amsterdam), Elizabeth Upper (Cambridge): Early Modern Colour Printing 1600-1700
Susan Wager (New York): Coloring the Rococo: Intermedial Reproduction and the Invention of Color in Eighteenth Century France
Carole Blumenfeld (Rome): Colors for paintings sold at market in Rome and Paris

17:00: Coffee Break

17:30: COLOURS IN NATURE (Chair: Magdalena Bushart, Berlin)
Karin Leonhard (Berlin): Painting the Rainbow – Colour in Nature versus Colour in Art
Ulrike Kern (Los Angeles): Broken Colours: a key concept in seventeenth-century colour theory

18:50: Snacks

Jenny Balfour-Paul (Exeter): Indigo: not just a colour

Friday, 29 June
09:15: Alan Shapiro (Minneapolis): Newton's Theory of Color and Painters' Primaries

10:15: Coffee Break

10:30: COLOUR AND NEWTONIANISM (Chair: Friedrich Steinle, Berlin)
Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis (Twente): Perception of Colours by Different Eyes
Gerhard Wiesenfeldt (Melbourne): Practitioners' materials and optical theories. Colour in Dutch 18th century natural philosophy
Heiner Krellig (Berlin/ Venice): Algarotti, Newton, and the advantage of their theory of light for painterly practice

12:30: Lunch Break

14:00: NATURAL PHILOSOPHY BEFORE NEWTON (Chair: Sven Dupré, Berlin)
Tawrin Baker (Bloomington): Colour in Seventeenth Century Natural Philosophy Textbooks
David Brafman (Los Angeles): Broken Colours: a key concept in seventeenth-century colour theory

15:20: Coffee Break

15:40: PRACTICE AND SYSTEM (Chair: Lissa Roberts, Twente)
Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge): The Colour Chart of Richard Waller, FRS, 1686
Bruno Belhoste (Paris): Dyeing at the Gobelins in Eighteenth Century: the Challenge of Quémizet

17:00: Coffee Break

17:20: COLOURS AFTER NEWTON (Chair: Sven Dupré, Berlin)
Robin Rehm (Basel): „Beauty and perfection of the pure colours“. Anton Raphael Mengs and the Singularity of yellow, red, blue
Olaf L. Müller (Berlin): Border Spectra in the Atmospheric Colours of Hokusai and Hiroshige?
Saturday, 30 June
09:15: Ulrike Boskamp (Berlin): Primary Colours in the 18th century: concepts and uses

10:15: Coffee Break

10:30: MEANINGS (Chair: Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Philadelphia)
Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset (London): Words of fashion: Words of colours in Parisian Textile trade in the 17th-18th century
Theresa M. Kelley (Madison, WI): Fugitive and Variable: Color, Material Practice, and Aesthetic Contingency
Romana Filzmoser (Florence): Color knowledge and color practice in English cosmetic treatises of the seventeenth century

12:30: Lunch Break

14:00: ARTISTS’ ACCOUNTS I (Chair: Ulrich Heinen, Wuppertal)
Audrey Adamczak (Paris): A dry coloured powdery medium: the art of making pastel and the artistic and technical literature in France Ancien Régime
Matthias Vollmer (Berlin): Disegno versus colorito – science versus illusion?

15:20: Coffee Break

15:40: ARTISTS’ ACCOUNTS II (Chair: Ulrich Heinen,Wuppertal)
Ioana Magureanu (Bucharest): Colour: From Damnation in the Scientific Discourse to Its Recovery in Art Theory
Petra Schuster (Berlin): How Knowledge of Color Affected Value Judgments in Siglo de Oro Painting Technique Innovation: Carducho’s Diálogos de la Pintura (1633) in Comparison to Pacheco’s Arte de la Pintura (1649)

17:00: Coffee Break

17:20: BLUE! (Chair: Lissa Roberts, Twente)
Aida Yuen Wong (Boston): Kingfisher Blue in Ming China
Francois Delamare (Paris) / Bernard Monasse (Paris): Dyeing with Berliner blue, a jointed French venture

18:40: Closing Remarks
19:00: End of Conference

CONF: Colour in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Berlin, 28-29 Jun 12). In:, 29.05.2012. Letzter Zugriff 16.01.2018. <>.

Beiträger: Henrike Haug

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