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Forgery, Fraud, Mystification


A Perspective on Italian Renaissance Literature and Art

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International Workshop "Forgery, Fraud, Mystification. A Perspective on Italian Renaissance Literature and Art"

The international workshop aims at being, both, a meeting point to examine the procedures underlying the material falsification of art and literary works, and an opportunity to share, discuss and find new approaches to thoroughly study the influence that forgeries and similar practices exercised on the Renaissance culture, with special focus on the Italian context. From the famous Annio da Viterbo (1432-1502) to the lesser-known Alfonso Ceccarelli (1532-1583), significant authors and artists of the Italian Renaissance, as well as falsification practices implemented by the forgers of historical sources, genealogies and other types of handwritten and printed texts, will be carefully investigated. In this context, an essential role is played by the use of fakes in debates and controversies between artists and writers, including the accusation of forgery as a rhetorical tool to discredit the opponent in the context of an intellectual dispute: this is the case, for example, of the Florentine scholar Lodovico Martelli, who questions the authenticity of Dante’s De vulgari eloquentia in his Risposta alla epistola del Trissino. The interdisciplinary approach of the workshop also envisages extending the analysis to the cases of fakes studied by art historians, with the aim of investigating substantial issues relating to the production, circulation and fortune of fake works of art in the Italian Renaissance. Overall, the workshop will be designed according to a multidisciplinary perspective and will provide an important opportunity for dialogue between expert scholars and young researchers.

Suggéré par: 
Jonathan Schiesaro
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Zürich (via Zoom)
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Jonathan Schiesaro
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