Renaissance Women as Collectors and Patrons of Art and Culture
Seminar at the
Njalsgade 127, 2300 Cph S, lecture room 27.0.09
10.00: Prof. Lene
Aspects of Female Patronage
Chair: Prof. Lene Østermark-Johansen
10.20: Prof. Sheila
Women and men actively supported art and architecture in all its forms and maintained relationships with canonical artists. They operated, however, in a society that prescribed differentiated male and female roles.
11.10: Dr. Clare
McManus, Roehampton: Touring
This paper will discuss Anna of Denmark's English masquing, investigating the physical and symbolic importance of the royal female performer and reading the masque as a European, transnational form.
Chair: Prof. Hannemarie
13.00: Dr. Pernille
Arenfeldt, Sharjah: Gendered Patronage
Focusing on Anna of Saxony (1532-1585), I will discuss the electress’ patronage of theologians and various medical practitioners (physicians, apothecaries, and “lay practitioners”) with a view to demonstrating some of the ways in which these forms of princely patronage were gendered.
13.50: Prof. Mara R.
Wade, Urbana-Champaign: Hedwig, Princess
The Electress Hedwig of Saxony was a noteworthy patron of Michael Praetorius and Heinrich Schütz, revealing that female lines of patronage were important avenues for cultural exchange.
15.00: Dr. Susanna
The Stockholm court was in a few years after 1650 lighted up by theatre, ballets, music, ceremonies and humanist and scientific discussions. Queen Christina’s readings among the neoplatonists would later shape her Roman Accademia Reale.
15.50: Dr. Marianne
The European Renaissance phenomenon ”Learned Women” also had its Nordic representatives. The lecture presents them as a group (c. 1500 to 1800), and their libraries and work as patronesses are studied on a micro level.
16.40: Prof. em. Minna