JR Marcaida, Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español (2014)

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José Ramón Marcaida, Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español (Madrid: Marcial Pons Historia, 2014)

Link to publisher’s website here.

 

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El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time.

José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría”, in María Tausiet (ed), Alegorías. Imagen y discurso en la Edad Moderna (Madrid: CSIC, 2014)

PDF available here: MARCAIDA Ave del Paraíso Tausiet Alegorías 2014

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New review of JR Marcaida, ‘Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español’ – Journal of History of Science and Technology

New review of my book ‘Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español’ published in the Journal of History of Science and Technology, by Teresa Nobre de Carvalho. The journal is OPEN ACCESS so you can read the whole review here:

Journal of History of Science and Technology

PDF available here : REVIEW Marcaida Journal of History of Technology.

 

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Virtual Scilla Collection project

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who…

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Reconstructing a 17th century Flemish flower painting

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Originally posted on Art Conservation in Action:
In 2014, I started a research project at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, studying the painting technique of the seventeenth century flower painter Daniël Seghers (Antwerp 1590-1661).[1] One of the master’s flower pieces kept at the…

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Rubens and the bird of paradise. Painting natural knowledge in the early 17th century

Article on Rubens’ interests in natural history:

José Ramón Marcaida, “Rubens and the bird of paradise. Painting natural knowledge in the early seventeenth century”. Renaissance Studies. Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 112–127, February 2014

PDF here: 2014 Marcaida Rubens & bird of paradise Renaissance Studies

Abstract:

This paper explores the interconnections between early modern natural history and European visual culture by focusing on the representation of a single motif, the bird of paradise, in one of Peter Paul Rubens’s most celebrated paintings: the Adoration of the Magi (1609; 1628–29), now in the collection of the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Portrayed as an aigrette in the Black Magus’s headwear, the bird of paradise is interpreted as a symbol of exoticism and geographical diversity, in a painting of unmistakable Counter-Reformist facture, produced in a context of tense religious and political disputes and conflicting commercial interests. By considering the representation of this motif in the Prado Adoration as well as in other works by Rubens and his contemporaries, this paper studies the contribution of artists and paintings to the dissemination of natural knowledge, and examines early modern visual culture as part of a wider context shaped by religiosity, political interests, the cult of the exotic and global trade.

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Visual guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map

Progressive Geographies

map_age_guide_largeClick on image or here to enlarge. Thanks to Ben Rosamond for the link.

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New review of my book “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español” – Journal of Jesuit Studies

Arte y ciencia en el Barroco

The Journal of Jesuit Studies has recently published this review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español (Marcial Pons, 2014). The review has been written  by Dr Scott Hendrickson, from the Loyola University in Chicago.

You can download and read the full review here:

Review Journal Jesuit Studies

Source: Journal of Jesuit Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 341 – 343 (2016)

DOI: 10.1163/22141332-00302006-20

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SOURCE

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Originally posted on University of Cambridge Museums:
SOURCE, the young artists programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum aims to provide young people aged 15-19 years taking their final year art exams with the opportunity to: Research and extend their ideas both…

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Most accessed history articles in 2015 (Wiley)

Nice news! My article “Rubens and the bird of paradise. Painting natural knowledge in the early seventeenth century” has made it to the top of the most accessed Renaissace Studies articles in 2015.

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