KUNST x TECHNIEK

een STT toekomstverkenning

Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe

“This research group investigates how artists invented and appropriated knowledge, conceived and categorized knowledge, and transmitted and circulated knowledge in the visual and decorative arts in the pre-modern period. Did they distinguish artists’ knowledge from other types of knowledge, and if so, what kind of knowledge did they consider within their remit? How did the epistemic requirements for artists change between 1350 and 1750? Was this connected to the training and education of artists and to art theory? How was knowledge shared between artists and patrons, and which role did knowledge play in the collecting of art?

The production of objects of art is based on diverse fields of knowledge, from history to theology, from knowledge of materials and techniques to mathematics, from natural history to anatomy, from optics to alchemy. This research group is writing an epistemic history of art that focuses on the mediation of the circulation of knowledge within the artists’s workshop and beyond as it travelled in other domains more familiar to historians of science, medicine and technology. By focusing on the epistemic dimensions of the production and consumption of art this project readdresses the long-standing question in the history of science on the contribution of the arts to the emergence of early modern science. ….”

READ MORE AT: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/MRGdupre/index_html

 

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

 

Single Post Navigation

One thought on “Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe

  1. Interessant onderzoek. Het zou mooi zijn als de resultaten op een zodanige wijze worden overgedragen dat je je niet eerst moet gaan specialiseren in een bepaald gebied waardoor er geen tijd meer overblijft voor het delen van kennis. Ik heb trouwens de indruk op basis van de boeken die ik heb gelezen dat “kunstenaars” in het verleden niet zo geisoleerd van de maatschappij leefden dan ze nu doen. Dat komt vooral omdat ze vroeger net als iedereen trouwens hun eigen geld moesten verdienen.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: