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Between ecstasy and inspiration: wine and music in the visual arts

Entre extase et inspiration : le vin et la musique dans les arts visuels

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Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Bacchus (Dionysos pour les Grecs) est le Dieu de l’ivresse, des plaisirs sensuels, de la fertilité comme de l’inspiration créatrice. Il est associé à l’amour, à la danse et à la musique. Ce symbolisme multiforme est au cœur de nombreuses œuvres d’art plastiques et visuelles, d’objets cérémoniels, d’œuvres musicales ou chorégraphiques, évoquant des contextes tout à la fois cultuels, festifs, moralisants, voire philosophiques. Ce colloque sera consacré à la puissante union de deux mondes, ceux du vin et de la musique dans les arts visuels. Il élargira les thématiques traitées dans l’exposition à la fois dans leur temporalité (de l’Antiquité au contemporain) et dans l’équilibre de la diversité culturelle entre Orient et l’Occident, explorant les civilisations gréco-romaines aussi bien que judéo-chrétiennes, bouddhistes, ou islamistes, parmi d’autres.

Announcement

Presentation 

This international conference is organized on occasion of the exhibition “Le Vin et la Musique: accords et désaccords (XVIe–XIXe siècle)”, hosted by La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux (March 23 to June 24, 2018, curator: Florence Gétreau, emerita at CNRS). The following partners are involved: Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin, International Musicological Society (IMS Study Group on Musical Iconography), Institut de Recherche en Musicologie (UMR 8223 of CNRS), University Paris-Sorbonne, and University Bordeaux Montaigne.

Not only is Bacchus (or Dionysus, in Greek) the God of drunkenness, sensual pleasures, fertility, creative inspiration, and religious ecstasy, but he is also associated with love, dance and music. This multifarious symbolism is at the core of many works of art, ceremonial objects, musical compositions and choreographies, evoking contexts that are at times cultic, festive, moralizing, and even philosophical. The conference will be devoted to the powerful union of the two realms of wine and music in the visual arts. It will broaden the general theme of the exhibition both in its temporality (from antiquity to the present day) and in the balance of cultural diversity between East and West, exploring the Greco-Roman as well as the Judeo-Christian, the Buddhist and Islamic civilizations, among others.

Papers on this theme from all disciplines will be considered, including anthropology, archeology, art history, history, musicology, cultural and performance studies. Suggested topics include mythology (the history, cult and iconography of Bacchus/Dionysus and bacchanalia, as well as related goddesses, meanads, and satyrs [e.g. Ceres, Silenus]); history (Anacreon); religious and Biblical subjects (the Wedding of Cana, Belshazzar’s banquet, Prodigal Son, Child Jesus at the Cluster); genre scenes (royal, aristocratic and popular banquets, merry companies, tavern and family scenes, royal entrances, urban festivals); still lifes and allegories (Five Senses, Virtues and Vices, inspiration), among others.

Submission Guidelines

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes in length, allowing time for 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Communications via Skype will not be possible. Proposals in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, including abstract (max. 250 words) and short CV (max. 250 words) should be submitted

by March 23, 2018 (deadline)

to ims.bordeaux2018@cnrs.fr

Preference is given to proposals that address research topics and questions in an exemplary way. The Programme Committee will make its decision by April 15, 2018, and speakers will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, and accommodation will be available in due time. Selected papers will be published in Imago Musicae and Musique • Images • Instruments.

Scientific Committee

  • Frédéric Billiet, UFR de Musicologie, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • Gabriela Currie, School of Music, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Florence Gétreau, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Fabien Guilloux, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Björn R. Tammen, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna

Scientific and Cultural Partners

  • Frédéric Billiet, UFR de Musicologie, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • Laurence Chesneau-Dupin, Fondation pour la culture et les civilisations du vin, Bordeaux
  • Sabine du Crest, Centre de recherches Pariset, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
  • Cécile Davy-Rigaux, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet, CEMMC (Centre d’Études des Mondes Moderne et Contemporain), Université Bordeaux Montaigne
  • Corinne de Thoury, MICA (Médiation-Information-Communication-Art), Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Organizing committee

  • Robin Bourcerie, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet, CEMMC (Centre d’Études des Mondes Moderne et Contemporain), Université Bordeaux Montaigne
  • Florence Gétreau, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Katia-Sofia Hakim, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Fabien Guilloux, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Hubert Humeau, Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, Paris
  • Mélanie Paris, Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin, Bordeaux

Places

  • La Cité du Vin
    Bordeaux, France (33)

Date(s)

  • Friday, March 23, 2018

Keywords

  • vin, musique, iconographie musicale, arts visuels

Contact(s)

  • Fabien Guilloux
    courriel : fabien [dot] guilloux [at] cnrs [dot] fr

Information source

  • Fabien Guilloux
    courriel : fabien [dot] guilloux [at] cnrs [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Between ecstasy and inspiration: wine and music in the visual arts », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, February 16, 2018, https://calenda.org/434099

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