62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April, 2016

The Italian Art Society hosted four panels and, together with HNA, hosted two related sessions at RSA 2016.

Art and the Emotions of Renaissance Women
Organizers and chairs: Theresa Flanigan (The College of Saint Rose) and Esperanca Camara (University of St. Francis).

Tijana Zakula, Utrecht University: “Ladylike Passions and Rules of Conduct in Renaissance Art Theory and Practice”

Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston: “Modeling Gendered Grief in Trecento Paintings of the Crucifixion”

Heather Graham, California State University, Long Beach: “Compassionate Lament: Renaissance Women, Tempered Grief, and the Promise of Salvation”

Artists and their Friends: New Questions and Ideas
Organizer: Alexandra Hoare (University of Bristol).
Chair: Robert G. La France, Ball State University.

Frances Gage, Buffalo State, SUNY: “Friendship, Historical Silence and the Anatomical Investigations of Michelangelo and Realdo Colombo”

Alexandra C. Hoare, University of Bristol: “Artists and their Advisor Friends: Whose Idea is it Anyway?”

Guendalina Serafinelli, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”: “When Friendship Matters: Giacinto Brandi and the Privy Chamberlain of Pope Innocent X Pamphilj”

Francesco de Mura (1696–1782) and the Golden Age of Naples
Organizer: Maria F. P.Saffiotti Dale, Chazen Museum of Art.
Chair: James D. Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation.

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Cornell Fine Arts Museum: “In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura”

David Nolta, Massachusetts College of Art and Design: “Something in the Air: De Mura and Tiepolo and the Painting of Nothing”

Maria F. P. Saffiotti Dale, Chazen Museum of Art: “A New Discovery in the Chazen Museum of Art: Antonio Sarnelli’s Penitent Magdalene

Non-figurative disegno in the Italian Renaissance: Construction, Heuristics, and Theory of the Object
Organizers: Sabina de Cavi (Universidad de Córdoba) and Pietro Roccasecca (Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome).
Chair: Sheryl E. Reiss, Italian Art Society.
Respondent: Gail Feigenbaum, Getty Research Institute.

Pietro Roccasecca, Accademia Belle Arti Roma: “Disegno: The Intersection of Representation and Knowledge.”

Sabina de Cavi, Universidad de Córdoba: “Early Modern Theory of Linear Drawing in Italy and Spain: the Pre-history of Design”

The Italian Art Society co-sponsored the following two sessions at RSA with the Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Artistic Exchange between Italy and the Netherlands, 1300–1700 I
Organizer: Amy Golahny, Lycoming College and Sheryl E. Reiss, Italian Art Society
Chairs: Amy Golahny, Lycoming College, and Sheryl E. Reiss, Italian Art Society

Till-Holger Borchert, Flemish Research Center for the Arts of the Burgundian Netherlands / Groeningemuseum: “Jan van Eyck, Italy, and the Italians”

Jürgen Müller, Technische Universität Dresden: “Fortune and Modernity: Urs Graf, Raphael, and the Invention of Parody”

Anna Marazuela Kim, Courtauld Institute of Art: “Reformations of the Idol in Maerten van Heemskerck’s St. Luke and the Virgin (ca. 1550s)

Natasha Seaman, Rhode Island College:“ ‘Sell me first thy birthright’: Jacopo Bassano, Hendrick ter Brugghen, and Competition around Candlelight in Utrecht”

Artistic Exchange between Italy and the Netherlands, 1300–1700 II
Organizers: Amy Golahny, Lycoming College and Sheryl E. Reiss, Italian Art Society
Chair: Sheryl E. Reiss, Italian Art Society

Kristin deGhetaldi, University of Delaware: “Tracing the Evolution of Oil Painting in Renaissance Italy: Previous Assumptions and New Approaches”

Barbara G. Lane, CUNY, Queens College and The Graduate Center: “The Portinari Annunciation

Gilbert Jones, Italian Art Society: “Where the North meets the South: Leandro Bassano’s Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple