This talk, sponsored by the Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, focused on the article: The Art of Glassmaking and the Nature of Stones: The Role of Imitation in Anselm De Boodt’s Classification of Stones, written by Sven Dupré.
Sven Dupré is Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology and Head of Art History at Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam. He directs the ARTECHNE project on ‘Technique in the Arts: Concepts, Practices, Expertise, 1500-1950’, supported by the European Research Council (ERC). Previously he was Professor of History of Knowledge at the Freie Universität and Director of the Research Group ‘Art and Knowledge in Premodern Europe’ at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. In Spring 2015 he was Robert H. Smith Scholar in Residence for Renaissance Sculpture in Context at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Recent publications include Gems in the Early Modern World: Materials, Knowledge and Global Trade, 1450-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts (Routledge, 2017).
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