Interuniversitaire en intermuseale werkgroep in Vlaanderen die zich buigt over de 19de-eeuwse kunst. | Interuniversity and intermuseum research platform in Flanders, Belgium, devoted to the study of 19th-century art.
zaterdag 5 november 2016
CFP Food, glorious food: Food at the heart of nineteenth-century art
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition ANTWERP À LA CARTE at
MAS in Antwerp, this symposium intends to study the various
and complex relations between food, the experience of eating, and
nineteenth-century art. Modern phenomena such as industrialization,
liberalization of the market, urbanization, rise of the middle class,
issues of nationality and gender, leisure time and economic
upheaval affected the gastronomic field as well as the depiction of it
in the visual arts. This new fascination for food was reflected in the
entire panoply of the artistic field, ranging from recipes, food
literature, decorative arts and interior design to
works of art and art criticism.
For this conference, we welcome papers that discuss how the development
of the food industry and the changing notion of ‘taste’ and social mores
are reflected in nineteenth-century art in the broadest sense. Please
send proposals (max. 300 words) for a 20-minute
paper (in English) for this conference to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2017 at the latest. Selected speakers will be contacted in the course of January 2017.