Study day

The Sistine Chapel

organized by Arnold Nesselrath (Musei Vaticani and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Ulrich Pfisterer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in collaboration with the Musei Vaticani, the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut



Monday, 5 October 2015

Location: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, 50121 Firenze
(free admission until capacity is reached)

Welcome & Introduction
Arnold Nesselrath (Musei Vaticani and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and
Ulrich Pfisterer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Stefano Pierguidi (Sapienza, Rome)
The Rivalry of the Quattrocento Painters

Ulrich Pfisterer (LMU, Munich)
Speed! On the chronology of the Quattrocento frescoes

Tristan Weddigen (University of Zürich)
Raphael's Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel


Location: Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi, Via della Ninna 5, 50122 Firenze
(for speakers only)

13.30 – 15.30
Introduction Marzia Faietti (Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi)
The Piermatteo d'Amelia-drawing of the ceiling


Location: Musei Vaticani, Viale Vaticano
(for speakers only)

19.30 – 22.00
Visit Sistine Chapel

Chiara Franceschini (Italian Academy, Columbia Univ./EHESS Paris)
Movement in the Sistine Chapel


Tuesday, 6 October

Location: Musei Vaticani, Lecture Room, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma
(for speakers only)

Peter Howard (Monash University)
The Visual Art of Preaching in the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel

Giovanni Careri (EHESS Paris)
The Ancestors of Christ

David Summers (University of Virginia)
The Great Sabbath. Michelangelo, Pico, and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Kim Butler (American University, Washington DC)
Im/maculate Bodies in the Sistine Chapel


Vitale Zanchettin (Musei Vaticani)
L'architettura dipinta della volta

Peter Gillgren (Stockholm University)
Being in the Sistine Chapel: The Wennerberg Experience

Bernadine Barnes (Wake Forest University)
Viewing the Last Judgment from within and outside the Sistine Chapel

Peter Lukehart (CASVA Washington)
The Afterlife of Nude Saints in Michelangelo's Last Judgment

Massimiliano Rossi (Università del Salento)
L'età dell'oro: la maniera moderna nella Sistina come paradigma epocale



Carmen Bambach (Metropolitan Museum NYC), Matteo Burioni (LMU Munich), Michael Cole (Columbia University NYC), Tobias Daniels (Bibliotheca Hertziana / Max-Planck-Institute, Rome), Ana Debenedetti (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Sybille Ebert-Schifferer (Bibliotheca Hertziana / Max-Planck-Institute, Rome), Thomas Ertl (University of Vienna), Marc Evans (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Fabian Jonietz (KHI, Florence), Klaus Krüger (FU Berlin), Florian Métral (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), Philippe Morel (INHA, Paris), Cristina Ruggero (LMU Munich), Andreas Schumacher (Alte Pinakothek, Munich), Gerhard Wolf (KHI, Florence)


In cooperation with

05 October 2015

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51
50122 Firenze

05 October 2015

Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi

Via della Ninna 5
50122 Firenze

05 – 06 October 2015

Musei Vaticani

Viale Vaticano
00165 Roma


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