Nicolau Chanterene and the Sculpture Practice
22 - 24 October 2018

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Nicolau Chanterene arrived at the great workshop of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém (Lisbon) by the end of 1516, or in the beginning of the following year, and remained there throughout 1517, carrying out notable sculptural works, relevant for the introduction of the forms and themes of the Renaissance in Portugal.​

His subsequent artistic and personal journey, both in Coimbra and in Sintra and Évora, reveals him as a key personality for understanding the complex cultural and artistic process that underlies the introduction of new ideas and motifs to the transalpine renaissance, its generalization and subsequent evolution to typical mannerist forms of plastic expression, since he remained active until at least 1552.

Call for papers - deadline: April 15th

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