Posts Tagged: primitivism

Symposium ‘Architecture & Primitivism’, Friday 11 October

On Friday 11 October we welcome three experts in our field to Leiden, to shine their light on our research project. Part of the meeting will be open to the public, in the form of a symposium. For details, see

Symposium ‘Architecture & Primitivism’, Friday 11 October

On Friday 11 October we welcome three experts in our field to Leiden, to shine their light on our research project. Part of the meeting will be open to the public, in the form of a symposium. For details, see

Call for Papers EAHN 2014, Turin

We warmly invite architectural historians to submit an abstract for our session on origins at the annual conference of the European Architectural History Network, held 19-21 June 2014 in Turin, Italy. Abstracts of max. 300 words should be submitted through

Call for Papers EAHN 2014, Turin

We warmly invite architectural historians to submit an abstract for our session on origins at the annual conference of the European Architectural History Network, held 19-21 June 2014 in Turin, Italy. Abstracts of max. 300 words should be submitted through

The primitivist paintings of Piero di Cosimo: a gallery

One of the first articles I read in my study of the primitive hut was a piece by Erwin Panofsky,[1] one of ‘the big three’ in art history,[2] in the very first issue of the Journal of the Warburg Institute.

The primitivist paintings of Piero di Cosimo: a gallery

One of the first articles I read in my study of the primitive hut was a piece by Erwin Panofsky,[1] one of ‘the big three’ in art history,[2] in the very first issue of the Journal of the Warburg Institute.

What is primitivism? Lovejoy & Boas, Gauguin and the myth of Tahiti

It turns out the term ‘primitivism’ as we use it in our research project is pretty unknown, even to fellow cultural historians. High time to do some explaining, therefore! What do we mean by ‘primitivism’, how do we define it

What is primitivism? Lovejoy & Boas, Gauguin and the myth of Tahiti

It turns out the term ‘primitivism’ as we use it in our research project is pretty unknown, even to fellow cultural historians. High time to do some explaining, therefore! What do we mean by ‘primitivism’, how do we define it

Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the myth of the Golden Age: a gallery

Whoever wants to know more about classical origin myths and their reception in early modern Europe, sooner or later ends up with Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Written around 8 AD, the poem in fifteen books was an all time hit: read throughout

Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the myth of the Golden Age: a gallery

Whoever wants to know more about classical origin myths and their reception in early modern Europe, sooner or later ends up with Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Written around 8 AD, the poem in fifteen books was an all time hit: read throughout

Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura: an Epicurean interpretation of origins

In two earlier posts (of November and December 2012) I discussed Vitruvian origin myths, and their Renaissance afterlife; but where did Vitruvius base his account on? According to Rowland and Howe’s critical edition of De Architectura, [1] we might have

Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura: an Epicurean interpretation of origins

In two earlier posts (of November and December 2012) I discussed Vitruvian origin myths, and their Renaissance afterlife; but where did Vitruvius base his account on? According to Rowland and Howe’s critical edition of De Architectura, [1] we might have

Primitivism at the 2012 Biennale, Venice

Primitivism is in the air! Or so it seems… Ever since the start of our project we have had the feeling that primitivism is becoming ‘a topic’, so to speak: the fact that last September a ‘Primitivism forum’ was launched

Primitivism at the 2012 Biennale, Venice

Primitivism is in the air! Or so it seems… Ever since the start of our project we have had the feeling that primitivism is becoming ‘a topic’, so to speak: the fact that last September a ‘Primitivism forum’ was launched