Giuliano da Sangallo 1516-2016
Study Day

Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut,
Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, November 17 – 18, 2016

The 500th anniversary of the death of Giuliano da Sangallo offers the opportunity to examine the ambivalent reception of the artist’s work.
Indeed, although he was a crucial figure in the architectural panorama of his time, Giuliano’s output and personality remain elusive. His
fragmentary and sometimes misunderstood oeuvre has often been described as caught between two styles and two eras, the Florentine Quattrocento
and the Roman High Renaissance. Only recently have almost all his architectural works been examined in their complexity and completeness
as the subject of a monograph (FROMMEL 2014), a publication that provides a stimulus for further research on the under-examined aspects
of his multifaceted production.

Giuliano’s training as legnaiuolo, for example, sheds light both on the specificity of Florentine architectural culture and on this artist’s
own design methods, in which architectural models played an important role. Similarly, his corpus of drawings and the technical
characteristics of their execution offer an alternative understanding of the “evolution” of representational conventions over the course of
the Renaissance, one which challenges the traditional history of an improbable linear progress in this field.

Furthermore, Giuliano da Sangallo’s interactions with and responses to his contemporaries are still to be explored. The overlaps and
continuities within his large family of sculptors and architects – starting with his brother Antonio the Elder and ending with his son,
Francesco, in Florence, and his nephew Antonio the Younger in Rome – also invite further research. In particular, the techniques,
morphologies, and evolution of the fortifications that have been attributed to Giuliano and Antonio the Elder offer a wealth of
possibilities for further study. Their catalogue of military architecture is as broad as it is unexplored, and spans a time frame of
almost half a century.

Moreover, the drawing practices of the workshop strongly attest to the artists’ interweaving of figurative imagery and architectural
inventions. The variety of genres explored by this polymorphic workshop has not yet been investigated from a broad perspective, one that
considers sculpture alongside painting and decorative arts alongside large-scale architecture.

The study day, organized by Sabine Frommel, Dario Donetti and Alessandro Nova, to be held 17-18 November 2016 at the
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, will present innovative and unpublished contributions on Giuliano da
Sangallo, thus offering a new perspective on both Tuscan and Roman architecture between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.


giovedì 17 novembre

Dario Donetti

Il disegno e l’antico
presiede Cammy Brothers

Christof Thoenes
La Basilica Vaticana nei disegni degli Uffizi: qualche precisazione

Francesco Benelli
«Nomi e vochabolj dj vetruvjo»: studi su Vitruvio (e su Alberti) di Giuliano da Sangallo

Chloé Démonet
«Misurato a punto»: rilievo architettonico e disegno in scala nel corpus di Giuliano da Sangallo

Huberthus Günther
Gli studi di Giuliano da Sangallo per l’architettura antica

17.20 pausa

Architettura militare
presiede Dario Donetti

Marco Frati
«necessario […] alla sicurtà»: le mura sangallesche di Empoli, Poggio Imperiale e Firenzuola

Maria Teresa Pepe
Giuliano da Sangallo ad Arezzo e nell’aretino: un sistema difensivo territoriale

Giovanni Santucci
«Giuliano […] architetto, persona non molto intendente di fortezze»: la Cittadella Nuova di Pisa

venerdì 18 novembre

Documenti e biografia
presiede Berthold Hub

Doris Carl
Francesco di Bartolo Giamberti. Neue Forschungen zu seinem professionellen Profil und seinem sozialen Umfeld

Alexander Röstel
Giuliano da Sangallo at the Innocenti

Christoph L. Frommel
La calligrafia nei disegni di Giuliano da Sangallo

10.30 pausa

Nuove attribuzioni
presiede Alessandro Nova

Francesco Caglioti
Un Crocifisso di Giuliano da Sangallo a Roma

Carla D’Arista
The Archaeology of a Legacy: the Pucci Villa in Scandicci

11.40 pausa

presiede Sabine Frommel

Costantino Ceccanti
Ventura Vitoni a Pistoia

Flaminia Bardati
Giuliano da Sangallo e Domenico da Cortona

Sabine Frommel e Alessandro Nova
considerazioni finali

riservata ai relatori e ai moderatori: 15.00
visita al Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe delle Gallerie degli Uffizi
saluti e benvenuto di Marzia Faietti

Luogo della manifestazione
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51
50122 Firenze

ingresso libero fino all’esaurimento dei posti


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