This talk takes the castle of Issogne (Valle d’Aosta, Italy) and its distinctive mural decorations as the lens through which to look at the arts in the Western Alps around 1500. By focusing on the cultural hybridity of these painted cycles the aim is to explore alternative patterns for studying the ‘local’ and the notion of ‘place’, while reframing center-periphery narratives within the European context and their historiography.
Stefano de Bosio is Lecturer in Art History at the Freie Universität Berlin–FUBiS. His research aims to contribute to a renewed spatial history of the arts in early modern Europe, in its material, technical, symbolic, as well as theoretical and methodological dimensions. In recent years, Stefano has been Research Fellow at the KunsthistorischesInstitut in Florence, Villa I Tatti– The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the IKKM – International Research Institute for Media Philosophy at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. His book Frontiere. Arte, luogo, identità ad Aosta e nelle Alpi Occidentali, was published this autumn by Officina Libraria.
Organised by Dr Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld) and Dr Guido Rebecchini (The Courtauld)