29 May 2020

Portable Passion. The Dissemination of Martin Schongauer’s Artistic Inventions in Spain

On 29 May, Nelleke de Vries discussed the impact of the engravings of Martin Schongauer (c. 1445/1450-1491) in Spain from the late-fifteenth century onwards. The talk was the first of two virtual meetings in anticipation of the conference Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late-Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550 (10-11 December 2020), organised by the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Nelleke de Vries’ presentation derived from the second chapter of her ongoing doctoral research, regarding the migration and adaptation of Schongauer’s artistic inventions, specifically of his Engraved Passion Cycle, from Northern to Southern Europe. For more on de Vries’ dissertation, see her project Migrating Motifs. Sacred Iconographies, Inventions and Adaptations between Northern and Southern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries