The Second Annual International Conference in Paragone Studies
Hosted by the Society for Paragone Studies
in collaboration with the Flint Institute of Arts
September 19-21st, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Claire Farago will present “Leonardo da Vinci’s Paragone: The Backstory”
Claire Farago is Professor of Renaissance art, theory, and criticism at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The author of fourteen books and edited volumes, her main areas of interest are in Renaissance art theory, cultural exchange between Europe and the rest of the world, processes of globalization, critical historiography of the discipline, the materiality of the sacred, the history of style, museums and collecting practices, and the reception of art and ideas about art. Her most recent book, Art Is Not What You Think It Is (Wiley-Blackwells, 2012), co-authored with Donald Preziosi, concerns contemporary and historical ideas of art. She has published widely on the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci. Her publications include Leonardo da Vinci’s Paragone: A Critical Interpretation (1992), Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America 1450 to 1650 (1995), Compelling Visuality: The Work of Art in and out of History, co-edited with Robert Zwijnenberg (2003), Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos in-between Worlds, co-authored with Donna Pierce (2006); Leonardo da Vinci and the Ethics of Style (2008), and Re-Reading Leonardo: The Treatise on Painting across Europe 1550-1900 (2009). She and Donald Preziosi have also collaborated as co-editors of Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (2004) and they are currently completing a new edition. She is completing a modern critical edition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Treatise on Painting originally published in 1651 (forthcoming 2014), a collaborative project involving an international team of Leonardo manuscript specialists.
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