Iris Brahms: Fantasies in the Margin

Lodovico Cardi, called il Cigoli, Ecce Homo. Paris, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts graphiques, Inv. No. 915 © RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) Thierry Le Mage

The linear correlation between drawing and writing intensifies in sketches or notations in the margin of a page. In a defined area within the organization of a page the sketches cautiously create a dimension of space; they rather interrupt the eternity of the paper by not more than possibly beginning or suggesting a spatial relation. In the seminar it will be asked for the various strategies of stimulating the artist's fantasy such as iteration, mirroring, documentation on one side, rhythm, sequence or cesure of the line on the other. The status of temporal transition – the "not-yet", "not-anymore" or "just-still" – will be stressed as potentiality for the artist's imagination serving a reciprocal relationship from a necessary distance to leave the freedom for reflection and anticipation of new knowledge.

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After a Research Fellowship at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich in 2018 Iris Brahms is back at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2019 as Research Assistant, where she was teaching earlier at the Kunsthistorisches Institut since 2013. Forthcoming are the Proceedings: Gezeichnete Evidenz auf kolorierten Papieren in Süd und Nord von 1400 bis 1650 with Klaus Krüger and Marginal Drawing Practices as aesthetic Strategy in the Early Modern Period with Thomas Ketelsen and Ulrich Pfisterer.

03 December 2019, 2:30pm

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

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